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Katherine Yung, M.D.

Head and neck surgeon

Dr. Katherine C. Yung is a head and neck surgeon, or otolaryngologist, who treats patients with voice, airway and swallowing problems at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center. Her expertise includes surgery for laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, recurrent respiratory papillomas, benign and cancerous vocal fold lesions and vocal fold paralysis.

Yung's research explores the use of adjuvant therapies in laryngotracheal stenosis patients, treatment outcomes in vocal fold paralysis patients, and the effect of awake, unsedated office laryngeal procedures.

Yung earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and a medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed residency training at Washington University and fellowship training in laryngology at UCSF. She is an assistant professor of laryngology at UCSF.

  • Hear an interview with Yung, who discusses the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders.

Clinics

Voice and Swallowing Center
2330 Post St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–7700
Fax: (415) 885–7800

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Cantonese

Education

Washington University School of Medicine 2003

Residencies

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, Otolaryngology 2008

Fellowships

UCSF, Laryngology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ongkasuwan J, Yung KC, Courey MS. The physiologic impact of transnasal flexible endoscopy. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jun; 122(6):1331-4.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Yung KC, Courey MS. The Effect of office-based flexible endoscopic surgery on hemodynamic stability. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2231-6.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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