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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2023-2024 Governing Council:

Chair: Manan Shah, MD

Chair-Elect: James C. Wang, MD PhD

Immediate Past Chair: Nikhila Raol, MD, MPH

Member-At-Large: Prasanth Pattisapu, MD MPH

Secretary: Isabel Fairmont, MD

Nominating Committee: Dennis M. Tang, MD

Nominating Committee: Kristan P. Alfonso, MD

2023-2024 Delegates:

American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) Delegate:
Zahrah M. Taufique, MD

American Medical Association Resident and Fellows Section (AMA) Delegate:
Michael Schlewet, MD

ENT-PAC Delegate:
Dennis Borjab II, MD

Board of Governors (BOG) Governance and Society Engagement (GOSE) Governor:
Adam J. Van Horn, MD

Board of Governors (BOG) Legislative Affairs Alternate Governor:
Rijul S. Kshirsagar, MD

Board of Governors (BOG) Socioeconomic and Grassroots (SEGR) Alternate Governor:
Ray Yiqing Wang, MD

Are you ready to make a difference?

Each year, the YPS seeks candidates to apply for officer on the YPS Governing Council and as Appointed Delegates. Dates for 2023 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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