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Vyvy Young, MD

TitleAssoc Prof Clin Otolaryngology
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOtolaryngology
Address2330 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    VyVy Young, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology in the Division of Laryngology in the University of California, San Francisco Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Young is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Louisville. During her matriculation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery under Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD at the University of Louisville. During her residency, she was the recipient of the Francis Lejeune, Sr. Resident Research Award from the Southern Section of the Triological Society.

    Dr. Young then accomplished her fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh. She was previously on faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor as well as the Associate Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program and the Assistant Director of Otolaryngology Medical Student Education. She has a passion for and a focus upon education as part of her professional career interests. She was recognized as the Otolaryngology Clerkship Preceptor of the Year in 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Dr. Young has authored 26 original articles and 4 book chapters and has given presentations at over 40 regional, national, and international conferences. She was peer selected as one of the Best Doctors in Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017 for the Pittsburgh Business Times. She is currently the Chair of the Voice Committee and the Chair-Elect of the Women in Otolaryngology Communications Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Young will concentrate her clinical efforts in the Voice and Swallowing Center at UCSF and will be the Associate Program Director working closely with our Residency Program Director, Steve Pletcher. Her research interests include vocal fold paralysis, age-related voice, and voice outcomes.

    Specialty:
    Voice, Airway, Cough, and Swallowing

    Expertise:
    Vocal fold paralysis, benign and malignant vocal fold lesions, vocal fold atrophy, age-related voice changes, early laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, recurrent respiratory papilloma, laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, swallowing disorders

    Professional Interests:
    Office-based laryngeal procedures, laser laryngology procedures, patient-reported outcome measures, treatment of vocal fold paralysis, treatment of vocal fold lesions, education and mentoring

    Education and Training:
    •Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
    •Internship: University of Louisville, KY - General Surgery
    •Residency: University of Louisville, KY - Otolaryngology
    •Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, PA - Laryngology & Care of the Professional Voice

    Awards and Honors:
    •2008 – Francis Lejeune, Sr., Resident Research Award, Triological Society Southern Section
    •2014 – Otolaryngology Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    •2016 – Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Business Times
    •2017 – Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Business Times


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    1. Rosen CA, Mau T, Remacle M, Hess M, Eckel HE, Young V, 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.
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