2021 YPS IMPACT Award
The new YPS IMPACT Award recognizes young physicians who are remarkable with regard to the impact they have on education, service to their community, service to their profession, and humanitarian work. This year’s award recipient is Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD.
The new YPS IMPACT Award recognizes young physicians who are remarkable with regard to the impact they have on education, service to their community, service to their profession, and humanitarian work.
The inaugural awardee is Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD. She is an attending physician, otolaryngology, at Texas Children’s Hospital and is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, both located in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Liu exemplifies the traits of a remarkable young physician who makes an impact in the field. Although still early in her career, she already is a pioneer in the field of pediatric otology. She placed the first Bonebridge bone conduction hearing implant in a pediatric patient. Using 3-D printing and modeling, she also took the time to demonstrate the procedure and her preoperative planning process to her three fellows.
Dr. Liu’s nomination notes that she is an inspirational teacher. She is committed to teaching and education and works to help her trainees hone their intraoperative decision-making and technical skills. She tailors her instructional techniques for the needs of each student and focuses on areas of improvement so fellows and trainees are set up for success.
Within the Academy, Dr. Liu has been an active member of the Young Physicians Section (YPS) and the Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section. She is the Chair-Elect for the 2020-2021 YPS Governing Council and will assume the role of Chair in October 2021. In WIO, Dr. Liu serves on the Leadership Development and Mentorship Committee and the Communications Committee.