Katherine Yung, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address2330 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    Washington UniversityM.D.2003School of Medicine
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    AAO-HNS 2013Model Committee Award for Distinguished Service
    American Medical Women’s Association 2003Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
    2002Alpha Omega Alpha
    National Institutes of Health 1999Summer Research Fellowship

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    Katherine C. Yung, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology in the Division of Laryngology at the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). Dr. Yung received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed her General Surgery internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She then completed an Otolaryngology residency at Washington University, followed by a Laryngology fellowship from UCSF.

    One of Dr. Yung’s current research interests is the obstruction of the upper airway caused by laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS). Treatment of LTS continues to present a challenge and a wide array of surgical techniques have been employed. Despite multiple endoscopic and/or open reconstructive procedures, patients often experience restenosis as a result of the abnormal wound-healing process that initially instigated the airway obstruction. Dr. Yung and her colleagues are currently enrolling patients for this study. Other interests include the efficacy of ultrasound in observing vocal fold mobility, long term outcomes after unilateral vocal fold paralysis treatment, and various ongoing retrospective studies, reflecting the diverse research opportunities in the field of laryngology.

    Dr. Yung is a member of the American Medical Women’s Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Laryngological Society, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the American College of Surgeons. She has been invited to present at over 30 international and national presentations, and she has published over 15 original articles.

    Airway, Voice, and Swallowing

    Endoscopic microlaryngeal surgery including the treatment of laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, early larynx cancer, recurrent respiratory papillomas, benign and malignant vocal fold lesions, and vocal fold paralysis

    Professional Interests:
    Use of lasers in laryngology, office-based endoscopic laryngeal surgery, management of laryngotracheal stenosis, and treatments for unilateral vocal fold paralysis

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    • Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO – General Surgery
    • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO – Otolaryngology
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Laryngology

    Awards and Honors:
    • 1998 Phi Beta Kappa
    • 1999 National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship
    • 2002 Alpha Omega Alpha
    • 2003 American Medical Women’s Association Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
    • 2013 Letter of Commendation for outstanding reviewer for The Laryngoscope
    • 2013 AAO-HNS Model Committee Award for Distinguished Service

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    1. Formeister EJ, Courey MS, Yung KC. Perceptions of the laryngology Match: A survey of program directors and recent trainees. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 07. PMID: 28782107.
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    2. Chang J, Schneider SL, Curtis J, Langenstein J, Courey MS, Yung KC. Outcomes of medialization laryngoplasty with and without arytenoid adduction. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28699172.
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    3. Curtis JA, Laus J, Yung KC, Courey MS. Static endoscopic evaluation of swallowing: Transoral endoscopy during clinical swallow evaluations. Laryngoscope. 2016 Oct; 126(10):2291-4. PMID: 26691853.
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    4. Naunheim M, Yung KC, Courey M. Timing of hemodynamic changes during transnasal endoscopic surgery. Laryngoscope. 2016 Sep; 126(9):2047-50. PMID: 26536668.
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    5. Yung KC, Courey MS. Factors important in laryngology fellow and laryngology fellowship selection. Laryngoscope. 2015 Nov; 125(11):2543-6. PMID: 26152867.
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    6. Rosen CA, Mau T, Remacle M, Hess M, Eckel HE, Young VN, Hantzakos A, Yung KC, Dikkers FG. Nomenclature proposal to describe vocal fold motion impairment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 273(8):1995-9. PMID: 26036851; PMCID: PMC4930794.
    7. Faden DL, Orloff LA, Ayeni T, Fink DS, Yung K. Stimulation threshold greatly affects the predictive value of intraoperative nerve monitoring. Laryngoscope. 2015 May; 125(5):1265-70. PMID: 25302692.
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    8. Chang J, Yung KC. Dysphonia and vocal fold telangiectasia in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Nov; 123(11):769-70. PMID: 24913291.
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    9. Chang J, Courey MS, Al-Jurf SA, Schneider SL, Yung KC. Injection laryngoplasty outcomes in irradiated and nonirradiated unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1895-9. PMID: 24473831.
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    10. Chang J, Fang TJ, Yung K, van Zante A, Miller T, Al-Jurf S, Schneider S, Courey M. Clinical and histologic predictors of voice and disease outcome in patients with early glottic cancer. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2240-7. PMID: 22956472.
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    11. Prendes BL, Yung KC, Likhterov I, Schneider SL, Al-Jurf SA, Courey MS. Long-term effects of injection laryngoplasty with a temporary agent on voice quality and vocal fold position. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2227-33. PMID: 22865287.
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    12. Ongkasuwan J, Yung KC, Courey MS. The physiologic impact of transnasal flexible endoscopy. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jun; 122(6):1331-4. PMID: 22499435.
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    13. Ongkasuwan J, Yung KC, Courey MS. Pharyngeal stasis of secretions in patients with Zenker diverticulum. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar; 146(3):426-9. PMID: 22166966.
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    14. Yung KC, Likhterov I, Courey MS. Effect of temporary vocal fold injection medialization on the rate of permanent medialization laryngoplasty in unilateral vocal fold paralysis patients. Laryngoscope. 2011 Oct; 121(10):2191-4. PMID: 21898421.
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    15. Yung KC, Courey MS. The Effect of office-based flexible endoscopic surgery on hemodynamic stability. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2231-6. PMID: 20938961.
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    16. Ekbom DC, Garrett CG, Yung KC, Johnson FL, Billante CR, Zealear DL, Courey MS. Botulinum toxin injections for new onset bilateral vocal fold motion impairment in adults. Laryngoscope. 2010 Apr; 120(4):758-63. PMID: 20213793.
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    17. Yung KC, Piccirillo JF. The incidence and impact of comorbidity diagnosed after the onset of head and neck cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct; 134(10):1045-9. PMID: 18936348.
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    18. Lane CM, Guo XY, Macaluso LH, Yung KC, Deisseroth AB. Presence of P210bcrabl is associated with decreased expression of a beta chemokine C10 gene in a P210bcrabl-positive myeloid leukemia cell line. Mol Med. 1999 Jan; 5(1):55-61. PMID: 10072448; PMCID: PMC2230372.
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