Young Physicians Section

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.

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Curated by young physicians for young physicians, this members-only resource is your one-stop shop for Academy articles, guidance, webinars, podcasts and more.

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2020-2021 Governing Council:

Chair: Nausheen Jamal, MD. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Chair-Elect: Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD. Texas Children’s Hospital

Member-At-Large: Nikhila P. Raol, MD, MPH. Emory University

Secretary: Manan Shah, MD. Advanced ENT & Allergy Center

Nominating Committee:
Claire M. Lawlor, MD. Children’s National Health Center
Matthew Smith, MD. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Immediate Past Chair: David S. Cohen, MD. Southern California Permanente Medical Group

2020-2021 YPS Delegates:

BOG Governor, Governance and Society Engagement Committee:
David S. Cohen, MD. Southern California Permanente Medical Group

BOG Alternate Governor, Socioeconomic & Grassroots Committee:
Kristan P. Alfonso, MD. Emory University

BOG Alternate Governor, Legislative Affairs Committee:
Boris Paskhover, MD. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) Liaison:
Lyndy J. Wilcox, MD. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2020-2022 YPS Delegates:

American Medical Association (AMA) Young Physicians Section (YPS) Delegate:
Michael Schlewet, MD. Carney Hospital

ENT PAC Delegate:
Ann W. Plum, MD. State University of New York Medical Center Downstate Medical Center

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Each year, the YPS seeks candidates to apply for officer on the YPS Governing Council and as Appointed Delegates. Dates for 2021 elections will be announced in early Spring.

Below is a list of YPS podcasts. To view all of the Academy’s podcasts, download FrequENTcy, the official AAO-HNS/F Podcast App through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Young Physicians Section Secretary Manan Shah, MD, who practices with the Colorado Ear, Nose, and Throat Group in Lakewood, Colorado, discusses leadership lessons learned in the field by esteemed member colleagues. In this first episode, he is joined by Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MSPH, professor and chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Young Physicians Section Secretary Manan Shah, MD, who practices with the Colorado Ear, Nose, and Throat Group in Lakewood, Colorado, discusses leadership lessons learned in the field by esteemed member colleagues. In the second episode of the series, he is joined by Stacey T. Gray, MD, Director of the Sinus Center at Mass. Eye and Ear, and Program Director, Harvard Otolaryngology Residence Program in Boston, MA.

Young Physicians Section (YPS) Secretary Manan Shah, MD, who practices with the Colorado Ear, Nose, and Throat Group in Lakewood, Colorado, discusses leadership lessons learned in the field by esteemed member colleagues. In the third episode of the series, he is joined by Duane J. Taylor, MD, Past President, AAO-HNS/F, and Medical Director of LeVisage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, MD.

In the fourth episode of the series, Young Physicians Section (YPS) Secretary Manan Shah, MD is joined by Eugene G. Brown III, MD, partner at ENT & Allergy Partners in Charleston, SC and a member of the AAO-HNS/F Board of Directors to discuss his leadership path.

In the fifth episode of the series, Young Physicians Section (YPS) Secretary Manan Shah, MD is joined by David M. Cognetti, MD, Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University to discuss his leadership path.

AAO-HNS/F President, Carol R. Bradford, MD, discusses leadership in the community for the International Young Physicians Forum.

Leslie R. Kim, MD discusses how to build your brand for the International Young Physicians Forum.

Julie L. Wei, MD discusses wellness strategies during the time of the Covid pandemic for the International Young Physicians Forum.

Susan R. Cordes, MD discusses establishing international research and educational collaborations for the International Young Physicians Forum.

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