Vyvy Young, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2233 Post Street, #311
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KYMD05/2004Medicine
    University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY06/2009Otolaryngology
    University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Pittsburgh, PA06/2010Laryngology
    University of California, San Francisco12/2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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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. Medicare Restriction of Telehealth Speech Services Negatively Impacts Patient Care. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024 Apr 12. Young VN, Ma Y, Rosen CA, Schneider SL. PMID: 38613195.
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    2. Postoperative Care of Zenker Diverticula: Contemporary Perspective from the Prospective OUtcomes Cricopharyngeaus Hypertonicity (POUCH) Collaborative. Laryngoscope. 2023 Dec 26. McKeon M, McCoy N, Johnson C, Allen J, Altaye M, Amin M, Bayan S, Belafsky P, DeSilva B, Dion G, Ekbom D, Friedman A, Fritz M, Giliberto JP, Guardiani E, Kasperbauer J, Kim B, Krekeler BN, Kuhn M, Kwak P, Ma Y, Madden LL, Matrka L, Mayerhoff R, Piraka C, Rosen CA, Tabangin M, Wahab S, Wilson K, Wright C, Young VN, Postma G, Howell RJ. PMID: 38146791.
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    3. Surgical Outcomes in Zenker Diverticula: A Multicenter, Prospective, Longitudinal Study. Laryngoscope. 2024 Jan; 134(1):97-102. Howell R, Johnson C, Allen J, Altaye M, Amin M, Bayan S, Belafsky P, Cervenka B, Desilva B, Dion GR, Ekbom D, Friedman A, Fritz M, Giliberto JP, Guardiani E, Kasperbauer J, Kim B, Krekeler BN, Kuhn M, Kwak P, Ma Y, Madden LL, Matrka L, Mayerhoff R, McKeon M, Piraka C, Rosen CA, Tabangin M, Wahab SA, Wilson K, Wright C, Young VN, Postma G, Prospective OUtcomes of Cricopharyngeal Hypertonicity (POUCH) Collaborative. PMID: 37191092.
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    4. Comparison of Outcome Measures (Subjective, Objective, and Patient-Based) in Laryngeal Dystonia Treatment With Botulinum Toxin A Injection. J Voice. 2023 Apr 29. Dwyer CD, Gochman GE, Rosen CA, Young VN, Schneider SL. PMID: 37121839.
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    5. Presumptive Diagnosis in Tele-Health Laryngology: A Multi-Center Observational Study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2023 Dec; 132(12):1511-1519. Montalbaron MB, Achlatis E, Johnson AM, Ma Y, Young VN, Rosen CA, Amin MR, Kwak PE. PMID: 37070580.
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    6. Prospective Determination of Normative Value of the Singing Voice Handicap Index-10 (SVHI-10). J Voice. 2023 Mar 16. Gochman GE, Young VN, Schneider SL. PMID: 36931984.
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    7. Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Primer, Part IV: Psychological Safety-Drivers to Outcomes and Well-being. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 04; 168(4):881-888. Jamal N, Young VN, Shapiro J, Brenner MJ, Schmalbach CE. PMID: 36166311.
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    8. Assessment of Laryngeal Sensory Function using a Tactile Aesthesiometer in Healthy Adults. Laryngoscope. 2023 10; 133(10):2525-2532. Ma Y, Kidane J, Gochman GE, Bracken DJ, Strohl MP, Rosen CA, Young VN. PMID: 36637192.
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    9. Exploring Patient's Preference of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Laryngeal Movement Disorders. Laryngoscope. 2023 06; 133(6):1448-1454. Gochman GE, Dwyer CD, Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 36314426.
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    10. Abnormal Laryngopharyngeal Sensation in Adductor Laryngeal Dystonia Compared to Healthy Controls. Laryngoscope. 2023 09; 133(9):2271-2278. Young VN, Kidane J, Gochman GE, Bracken DJ, Ma Y, Rosen CA. PMID: 36271910.
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    11. An Ex Vivo Investigation of Tactile Aesthesiometer Force in Laryngopharyngeal Sensory Testing. Laryngoscope. 2023 08; 133(8):1933-1937. Kidane J, Gochman GE, Boscardin WJ, Rosen CA, Young VN, Ma Y. PMID: 36268981.
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    12. Using Item-Response Theory to Improve Interpretation of the Trans Woman Voice Questionnaire. Laryngoscope. 2023 05; 133(5):1197-1204. Zhao NW, Mason JM, Blum AM, Kim EK, Young VN, Rosen CA, Schneider SL. PMID: 36054670.
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    13. Localized laryngeal amyloidosis: A systematic review. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Sep-Oct; 43(5):103550. Pai KK, Omiunu AO, Llerena PA, Shave SM, Desai HA, Fang CH, Eloy JA, Young VN. PMID: 35917657.
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    14. Interventions and Outcomes in Glottic Versus Multi-level Airway Stenosis: A Multi-institutional Review. Laryngoscope. 2023 03; 133(3):528-534. Rao SJ, Gochman GE, Stasyuk A, Del Rosario KL, Cates DJ, Madden LL, Young VN. PMID: 35809043.
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    15. Clinical Feasibility and Efficacy of the Externally Scarless Transoral Chondrolaryngoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2022 Nov-Dec; 24(S2):S41-S43. David AP, Knott PD, Rosen CA, Young VN, Park AM, Seth R. PMID: 35506892.
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    16. Applicant Perspectives on Virtual Otolaryngology Residency Interviews. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Dec; 131(12):1325-1332. Kraft DO, Bowers EMR, Smith BT, Jabbour N, Schaitkin BM, O'Leary MA, Groblewski JC, Young VN, Sridharan S. PMID: 35000454.
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    17. Aesthesiometer-Based Testing for Laryngopharyngeal Hyposensitivity. Laryngoscope. 2022 01; 132(1):163-168. Strohl MP, David AP, Dwyer CD, Rosen CA, Young VN, Chang JL, Cheung SW. PMID: 34289117.
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    18. Laryngeal Adductor Reflex Movement Latency Following Tactile Stimulation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 04; 166(4):720-726. Strohl MP, Chang JL, Dwyer CD, Young VN, Rosen CA, Cheung SW. PMID: 34253075.
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    19. Identification of abstract features presented at the combined otolaryngology spring meeting predicting publication in impactful peer-reviewed journals. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Aug; 6(4):661-667. Genc FS, Dwyer CD, Rosow DE, Stockton SD, Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 34401488; PMCID: PMC8356865.
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    20. Quantitative laryngeal electromyography parameters may correlate with improved outcomes following botulinum toxin injection for spasmodic dysphonia. Muscle Nerve. 2021 04; 63(4):525-530. Dwyer CD, Leclerc AA, Nandedkar SD, Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 33382480.
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    21. Laryngology Quality of Life Questionnaire Associations: Towards Reducing Survey Burden. Laryngoscope. 2021 07; 131(7):1561-1565. Young VN, Jordan KM, Schneider SL, Lazar A, Dwyer CD, Rosen CA. PMID: 32901941.
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    22. Creation and Implementation of the UCSF Laryngeal Symptom Diary for Trial Vocal Fold Injection. J Voice. 2022 Sep; 36(5):707-718. Dwyer CD, Leclerc AA, Schneider SL, Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 32873434.
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    23. Voice and Stroboscopic Characteristics in Transgender Patients Seeking Gender-Affirming Voice Care. Laryngoscope. 2021 05; 131(5):1071-1077. Young VN, Yousef A, Zhao NW, Schneider SL. PMID: 32750170.
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    24. Novel Adaptation of a Validated Tactile Aesthesiometer to Evaluate Laryngopharyngeal Sensation. Laryngoscope. 2021 06; 131(6):1324-1331. Strohl MP, Young VN, Dwyer CD, Bhutada A, Crawford E, Chang JL, Rosen CA, Cheung SW. PMID: 32735711.
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    25. Implementation of Telemedicine in a Laryngology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned, Experiences Shared. J Voice. 2022 May; 36(3):396-402. Strohl MP, Dwyer CD, Ma Y, Rosen CA, Schneider SL, Young VN. PMID: 32778359; PMCID: PMC7309798.
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    26. Development of clinical care guidelines for faculty and residents in the era of COVID-19. Head Neck. 2020 Jul; 42(7):1403-1408. Park JS, El-Sayed IH, Young VN, Pletcher SD. PMID: 32348581; PMCID: PMC7267355.
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    27. Flexible Laryngoscopy and COVID-19. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 06; 162(6):813-815. Rameau A, Young VN, Amin MR, Sulica L. PMID: 32312166.
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    28. Patients' Attitudes Regarding Treatment for Vocal Fold Atrophy. J Voice. 2020 Sep; 34(5):763-768. Young VN. PMID: 31130292.
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    29. Cortical-Basal Ganglia-Cerebellar Networks in Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: A Pilot Study. Laryngoscope. 2020 02; 130(2):460-464. Perez PL, Cueva KL, Rosen CA, Young VN, Naunheim ML, Yung KC, Schneider SL, Mizuiri D, Klein DJ, Houde JF, Hinkley LB, Nagarajan SS, Cheung SW. PMID: 31070785.
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    30. Characteristics and Voice Outcomes of Ulcerative Laryngitis. J Voice. 2020 Jan; 34(1):105-111. Young VN, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Enver N, Rothenberger SD, Rosen CA. PMID: 30170913.
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    31. Multidose Botulinum Toxin A for Intralaryngeal Injection: A Cost Analysis. J Voice. 2019 Mar; 33(2):159-161. Gilbert MR, Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. PMID: 29307768.
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    32. Minimal clinically important difference of voice handicap index-10 in vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 06; 128(6):1419-1424. Young VN, Jeong K, Rothenberger SD, Gillespie AI, Smith LJ, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Rosen CA. PMID: 29219184.
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    33. Weaning of proton pump inhibitors in patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):133-137. Lin RJ, Sridharan S, Smith LJ, Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 28730666.
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    34. Letters of Recommendation: Association with Interviewers' Perceptions and Preferences. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 06; 156(6):1108-1113. Young VN. PMID: 28463640.
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    35. A cardiovascular prescreening protocol for unmonitored in-office laryngology procedures. Laryngoscope. 2017 08; 127(8):1845-1849. Madden LL, Ward J, Ward A, Young VN, Smith LJ, Lott DG, Bryson PC, Clary MS, Weissbrod PA, Bock JM, Blumin JH, Rosen CA. PMID: 28407258.
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    36. Voice outcomes following treatment of benign midmembranous vocal fold lesions using a nomenclature paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2016 Feb; 126(2):415-20. Akbulut S, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Gillespie AI, Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. PMID: 26404117.
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    37. Nomenclature proposal to describe vocal fold motion impairment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 273(8):1995-9. Rosen CA, Mau T, Remacle M, Hess M, Eckel HE, Young VN, Hantzakos A, Yung KC, Dikkers FG. PMID: 26036851; PMCID: PMC4930794.
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    38. Comparison of voice outcomes after trial and long-term vocal fold augmentation in vocal fold atrophy. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):934-40. Young VN, Gartner-Schmidt J, Rosen CA. PMID: 25646841.
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    39. Prospective evaluation of the clinical utility of laryngeal electromyography. Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec; 124(12):2745-9. Ingle JW, Young VN, Smith LJ, Munin MC, Rosen CA. PMID: 24715712.
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    40. Timing of nimodipine therapy for the treatment of vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan; 125(1):186-90. Sridharan SS, Rosen CA, Smith LJ, Young VN, Munin MC. PMID: 25230053.
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    41. 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. Young VN, Mallur PS, Wong AW, Mandal R, Staltari GV, Gartner-Schmidt J, Rosen CA. PMID: 25169585.
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    42. 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. Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen CA. PMID: 24496740.
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    43. Voice outcome following acute unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Mar; 122(3):197-204. Young VN, Smith LJ, Rosen C. PMID: 23577573.
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    44. 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. Young VN, Krishna P, Rosen CA. PMID: 22795982.
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    45. Symptomatic squamous papilloma of the uvula: report of a case and review of the literature. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2012; 2012:329289. Goodstein LA, Khan A, Pinczewski J, Young VN. PMID: 22953109; PMCID: PMC3420757.
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    46. 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. Young VN, Wijewickrama RC, Pizzuto MA, Rosen CA. PMID: 22508627.
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    47. Saccular cysts: a current review of characteristics and management. Laryngoscope. 2012 Mar; 122(3):595-9. Young VN, Smith LJ. PMID: 22252974.
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    48. Patient tolerance of awake, in-office laryngeal procedures: a multi-institutional perspective. Laryngoscope. 2012 Feb; 122(2):315-21. Young VN, Smith LJ, Sulica L, Krishna P, Rosen CA. PMID: 22147563.
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    49. Arytenoid and posterior vocal fold surgery for bilateral vocal fold immobility. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec; 19(6):422-7. Young VN, Rosen CA. PMID: 21986801.
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    50. Analysis of laryngeal framework surgery: 10-year follow-up to a national survey. Laryngoscope. 2010 Aug; 120(8):1602-8. Young VN, Zullo TG, Rosen CA. PMID: 20641080.
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    51. Parathyroidectomy in the elderly population: does age really matter? Laryngoscope. 2010 Feb; 120(2):247-52. Young VN, Osborne KM, Fleming MM, Flynn MB, Goldstein RE, Bumpous JM. PMID: 19950385.
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    52. Salvage laryngectomy for failed conservative treatment of laryngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep; 118(9):1561-8. Young VN, Mangus BD, Bumpous JM. PMID: 18677280.
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