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Welcome VyVy Young, MD

It is a pleasure for me to announce that VyVy Young, MD will be joining the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the Laryngology Division in February, 2018.

VyVy hails from Louisville, Kentucky where she attended the University of Louisville and received the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship as well as the National Order of Omega Honor Society Scholarship. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology, summa cum laude. She matriculated at the University of Louisville for medical school where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship during all four years of her study there. She was elected to AOA. 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.

VyVy then accomplished her fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 2010. She was on faculty at the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor but then returned to the University of Pittsburgh where she is now an Associate Professor. VyVy has been the Associate Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program at Pittsburgh and the Assistant Director of Medical Student Education within the Department of Otolaryngology. She has a passion for and a focus upon education as part of her professional career interests. She was recognized as the Clerkship Preceptor of the Year in 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. She has mentored 6 fellows and numerous residents and students during her time at Pitt.

VyVy has authored 24 papers and 4 book chapters and has participated in numerous courses, conferences, and presentations. She has built an outstanding reputation in her community and was peer selected for the Best Doctors in Pittsburgh list for 2016 by the Pittsburgh Business Times. VyVy has participated in several funded projects and is currently the Primary Investigator on an award from the American Laryngological Association (ALA). She is the Chair-Elect of the AAOHNS Voice Committee and a member of the AAOHNS Airway and Swallowing Committee. VyVy has been a reviewer in a CORE Study Section for the AAOHNS.

VyVy 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.

Please join me in welcoming VyVy to the UCSF team!

Andrew H. Murr, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine