Young physicians are often overlooked or not qualified enough for many of the awards available in our specialty, yet many young physicians are quite remarkable with regards to the impact they have on education, service to their community, service to their profession and humanitarian work. As the YPS, we would like to recognize these individuals for not only the work they achieve, but also for the inspiration they provide to others.

Any Academy member may nominate a Young Physician they feel makes an IMPACT and exemplifies the ideals of what all young physicians should aspire to be. Please provide a narrative vignette illustrating what sets this individual apart. Application dates will be announced in the Spring and awarded at the YPS General Assembly at the Annual Academy Meeting.

  • The nominees must be AAO-HNS members in good standing.
  • The nominees will qualify on the basis of excellence in one or more categories, including:
  1. Education
  2. Service to their Community
  3. Service to their Profession
  4. Humanitarian Work
  • The nomination packet requires full contact information for both the nominee and the nominating YPS member, as well as a nominating paragraph of up to 325 words.

*Winning Vignettes presented at the YPS General Assembly during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience will be considered for publication in the Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Journal.

The 2023 nomination process will be open January 4 – March 15. Submit your nomination today!

2022 YPS IMPACT Award

This year’s posthumous YPS Impact awardee is Peter F. Svider, MD, who passed away in January 2021. Possessing an insatiable drive for research, an uncanny capacity to generate new ideas, and a unique ability to write efficiently, Dr. Svider’s lasting impact is impossible to ignore. He was a prolific author, having written in excess of 250 peer-reviewed indexed publications and eight book chapters, including 40 publications as a medical student, which is far above average for any applicant. He has over 4,300 citations and an H-index of 39 on topics including litigation, medical education, and gender inequality.

Dr. Svider’s greatest impact came as a mentor. He routinely sought medical students to help them in their journey to become otolaryngologists by involving them in his own projects. He inspired peers and mentors to publish their own research and work. His dry sense of humor and wit crept into his research with clever, eye-catching titles, as well as optimism and heart.

Dr. Svider completed his residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) in Detroit, Michigan, which provided him experience in advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgery. After his passing, WSUSOM created the Peter Svider Memorial Resident Scholarship Award in honor of the scholarly achievements, clinical excellence, and exceptional collegiality of Dr. Svider.

He demonstrated expertise in all facets of otolaryngology, including minimally invasive approaches for nasal obstruction, sinus disease, pituitary tumors, head and neck cancers, sleep medicine, voice procedures, facial plastic surgery, and allergies. He was in practice at Bergen Medical Associates, New Jersey.


  • 2021: Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD
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