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Young Physicians Section (YPS)

The Young Physicians Section is composed of all members of the Academy who are under 40 years of age OR within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and/or fellowship training. All members meeting these criteria are automatically members of the YPS.

Young Physicians are the newest of the three sections of the Academy.  Recognizing that the 2000+ young physicians of the Academy are the future of the Academy, in 2013 the Boards of Directors approved the transition of the Young Physician Committee to the Young Physician Section (YPS).  The newly formed YPS takes over where the SRF leaves off. Young physicians who are members of the Academy, under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training are automatically members of the section.

The YPS Roundtable series was created to provide focused, topical mentoring on issues relevant to young physicians. Each approximately one hour teleconference/webinar session features content experts having a discussion with YPs and taking questions from the attendees. The recorded sessions are available as a podcast for all AAO-HNS members.

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About The Young Physicians Section

The Young Physician Section strives to be the professional home for Academy members who are under 40 years of age or within the first eight years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training; foster a community and a sense of belonging; allow for an on-going dialog among young physicians and with the Academy; and provide opportunity for an increased number of young physicians to engage in leadership and committee roles on unique young physician relevant issues. For all YPS-related inquiries:

The Section is governed by the Governing Council members and a group of appointed officers:

YPS Governing Council

Terms: October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Chair: Daniel C. Chelius Jr, MD
Chair-Elect: Cristina Baldassari, MD
Secretary: William C. Yao, MD
Member-at-Large: David S. Cohen, MD
Nominating Committee: Nausheen Jamal, MD, and Mark C. Royer, MD
Immediate Past Chair: Jeffrey C. Liu, MD

YPS Delegates

Terms: October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018
BOG Governor: Samantha Anne, MD.
BOG Legislative Representative: Prashant Solanki Malhotra, MD.
BOG SEGR Representative: John S. Schneider, MD.
ENT PAC Representative: Mark C. Royer, MD.

ABOto Representative: Andrew M. Coughlin, MD.

AMA YPS Representative: Raja Sawhney, MD.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Each year, the YPS seeks candidates to apply for officer on the YPS Governing Council.

YPS Governing Council Candidate Applications are now OPEN!

  • Complete a candidate application form and email to the YPS.
  • Submit an electronic photograph. Photos must be in .jpg or .tif format with a minimum of 300 DPI.
  • Prepare candidate speech. All candidates will be expected to give a brief, two minute speech during the YPS General Assembly at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Newly elected officers will be expected to attend a transition meeting of the YPS during the annual meeting.