Vyvy Young, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
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.

    Voice, Airway, Cough, and Swallowing

    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. Young VN, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Enver N, Rothenberger SD, Rosen CA. Characteristics and Voice Outcomes of Ulcerative Laryngitis. J Voice. 2018 Aug 28. PMID: 30170913.
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    2. Gilbert MR, Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. Multidose Botulinum Toxin A for Intralaryngeal Injection: A Cost Analysis. J Voice. 2018 Jan 04. PMID: 29307768.
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    3. Young VN, Jeong K, Rothenberger SD, Gillespie AI, Smith LJ, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Rosen CA. Minimal clinically important difference of voice handicap index-10 in vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec 08. PMID: 29219184.
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    4. Lin RJ, Sridharan S, Smith LJ, Young VN, Rosen CA. Weaning of proton pump inhibitors in patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jan; 128(1):133-137. PMID: 28730666.
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    5. Young VN. Letters of Recommendation: Association with Interviewers' Perceptions and Preferences. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 06; 156(6):1108-1113. PMID: 28463640.
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    6. Madden LL, Ward J, Ward A, Young VN, Smith LJ, Lott DG, Bryson PC, Clary MS, Weissbrod PA, Bock JM, Blumin JH, Rosen CA. A cardiovascular prescreening protocol for unmonitored in-office laryngology procedures. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug; 127(8):1845-1849. PMID: 28407258.
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    7. Akbulut S, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Gillespie AI, Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. Voice outcomes following treatment of benign midmembranous vocal fold lesions using a nomenclature paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2016 Feb; 126(2):415-20. PMID: 26404117.
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    8. 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.
    9. Young VN, Gartner-Schmidt J, Rosen CA. Comparison of voice outcomes after trial and long-term vocal fold augmentation in vocal fold atrophy. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):934-40. PMID: 25646841.
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    10. Ingle JW, Young VN, Smith LJ, Munin MC, Rosen CA. Prospective evaluation of the clinical utility of laryngeal electromyography. Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec; 124(12):2745-9. PMID: 24715712.
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    11. Sridharan SS, Rosen CA, Smith LJ, Young VN, Munin MC. Timing of nimodipine therapy for the treatment of vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):186-90. PMID: 25230053.
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    12. Young VN, Mallur PS, Wong AW, Mandal R, Staltari GV, Gartner-Schmidt J, Rosen CA. Analysis of Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Laser Settings and Voice Outcomes in the Treatment of Reinke's Edema. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Mar; 124(3):216-20. PMID: 25169585.
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    13. Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. Comparison of tolerance and cost-effectiveness of two nasal anesthesia techniques for transnasal flexible laryngoscopy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr; 150(4):582-6. PMID: 24496740.
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    14. Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen C. Voice outcome following acute unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Mar; 122(3):197-204. PMID: 23577573.
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    15. Young VN, Krishna P, Rosen CA. Should antiviral medications be considered preoperatively for microlaryngoscopy in patients with a history of recurrent herpes stomatitis? J Voice. 2013 Jan; 27(1):115-8. PMID: 22795982.
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    16. Goodstein LA, Khan A, Pinczewski J, Young VN. Symptomatic squamous papilloma of the uvula: report of a case and review of the literature. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2012; 2012:329289. PMID: 22953109; PMCID: PMC3420757.
    17. Young VN, Wijewickrama RC, Pizzuto MA, Rosen CA. An unusual complication of vocal fold lipoinjection: case report and review of the literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr; 138(4):418-20. PMID: 22508627.
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    18. Young VN, Smith LJ. Saccular cysts: a current review of characteristics and management. Laryngoscope. 2012 Mar; 122(3):595-9. PMID: 22252974.
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    19. Young VN, Smith LJ, Sulica L, Krishna P, Rosen CA. Patient tolerance of awake, in-office laryngeal procedures: a multi-institutional perspective. Laryngoscope. 2012 Feb; 122(2):315-21. PMID: 22147563.
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    20. Young VN, Rosen CA. Arytenoid and posterior vocal fold surgery for bilateral vocal fold immobility. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 19(6):422-7. PMID: 21986801.
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    21. Young VN, Zullo TG, Rosen CA. Analysis of laryngeal framework surgery: 10-year follow-up to a national survey. Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug; 120(8):1602-8. PMID: 20641080.
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    22. Young VN, Osborne KM, Fleming MM, Flynn MB, Goldstein RE, Bumpous JM. Parathyroidectomy in the elderly population: does age really matter? Laryngoscope. 2010 Feb; 120(2):247-52. PMID: 19950385.
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    23. Young VN, Mangus BD, Bumpous JM. Salvage laryngectomy for failed conservative treatment of laryngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep; 118(9):1561-8. PMID: 18677280.
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