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Yen Hsieh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship : University of Minnesota (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery )
  • Residency: UC Davis Medical Center (Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
  • Medical Doctor: University of California Davis
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of California (Molecular and Cell Biology and Immunology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Otolaryngology (Certification Date: 2021-03-19)


Mandarin Chinese


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact Information

Clinical Interests


Acquired Nose Deformities

Broken nose

Cleft Lip

Deviated Septum

Facial nerve injury

Facial Trauma

Maxillofacial injury

Nasal Obstruction

Cutaneous Melanoma

Deviated Nasal Septum

Facial Nerve Disease

Facial nerve disorders

Facial nerve neuromas

Facial Neuralgia

Facial Pain

Facial Paralysis

Skin Cancer of the Face and Neck

Skin Lesions

Peer Reviewed Publications

Schiff, Elliot; Propst, Evan J; Balakrishnan, Karthik; Johnson, Kaalan; Lounsbury, David W; Brenner, Michael J; Tawfik, Marc-Mina ; Yang, Christina J 2023. Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Assessment Tool: International Consensus Recommendations. The Laryngoscope, ,

Walters, Zoe A; Chang, Katie Y; Cervenka, Brian; Collar, Ryan; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen 2023. Ergonomics in Otolaryngologic Surgery: A State of the Art Review. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 168 3, 330-338

Ahmed Sakran, Karim; Mutahar Abotaleb, Bassam; Khaled Al-Rokhami, Remsh; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Al-Wesabi, Mohammed Ali; Mohammed, Abdo Ahmed; Mohammed Al-Sharani, Hesham; Shi, Ping; He, Dengqi 2022. Analysis of Environmental Exposures for Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and/or Palate: A Case-Control Study. Iranian journal of public health, 51 3, 578-586

Gengler, Isabelle; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen 2022. Management of Posttraumatic Enophthalmos Including Complex Secondary Deficits. Facial plastic surgery : FPS, 38 4, 364-374

McCann, Adam; Chang, Katie; Gengler, Isabelle; Cervenka, Brian; Nellis, Jason C; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen 2022. Assessment of Virtual AAFPRS Fellowship Interviews During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic Response or the Wave of the Future? Facial plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine, 24 5, 410-412

McCann, Adam; Singerman, Kyle; Coxe, James; Singletary, John; Wang, Jun; Collar, Ryan; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen 2022. Quantifying Aerosol Generation in Maxillofacial Trauma Repair Techniques. Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction, 15 4, 362-368

Morisada, Megan V; Tollefson, Travis T; Said, Mena; Hwang, Joshua; Hsieh, Tsung Yen; Funamura, Jamie L 2022. Pediatric Mandible Fractures: Mechanism, Pattern of Injury, Fracture Characteristics, and Management by Age. Facial plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine, 24 5, 375-381

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Dhir, Karan; Binder, William J; Hilger, Peter Andrew 2021. Alloplastic Facial Implants. Facial plastic surgery : FPS, ,

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Funamura, Jamie L; Tollefson, Travis T 2021. Commentary on "The Impact of Treatment Delay on Malunion and Nonunion After Open Reduction of Mandible Fractures" by Lander et al: Sooner than Later. Facial plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine, ,

Squires, Lane; King, Jackson; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Joshi, Arjun S 2021. Rapid, Effective Cannulation for Salivary Duct Access: Use of Hydro-Dilation With Viscous Lidocaine. The Laryngoscope, 131 8, E2432-E2435

Virani, Farrukh R; Chua, Evan C; Timbang, Mary Roz; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Senders, Craig W 2021. Three-Dimensional Printing in Cleft Care: A Systematic Review. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, , 10556656211013175

Cervenka, Brian P; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Lin, Sharon; Bewley, Arnaud 2020. Multi-Institutional Regional Otolaryngology Bootcamp. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 129 6, 605-610

Dedhia, Raj D; Chin, Oliver Y; Kaufman, Matthew; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Diaz, Rodney C; Brodie, Hilary A; Funamura, Jamie L 2020. Predicting complications of pediatric temporal bone fractures. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 138 , 110358

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Said, Mena; Dedhia, Raj D; Timbang, Mary Roz; Steele, Toby O; Strong, Edward Bradley 2020. Assessment of the Learning Curve for Virtual Surgical Planning in Orbital Fractures. Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction, 13 3, 186-191

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Timbang, Leah; Kuhn, Maggie; Brodie, Hilary; Squires, Lane 2020. Assessment of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Knowledge among Non-Otolaryngology Physicians. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 129 2, 115-121

Dedhia, Raj D; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Rubalcava, Yecenia; Lee, Paul; Shen, Peter; Steele, Toby O; Strong, E Bradley 2019. Posterior Maxillary Sinus Wall: A Landmark for Identifying the Sphenoid Sinus Ostium. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 128 3, 215-219

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Bewley, Arnaud 2019. Use of multiple free flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 27 5, 392-400

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Funamura, Jamie L; Dedhia, Raj; Durbin-Johnson, Blythe; Dunbar, Chance; Tollefson, Travis T 2019. Risk Factors Associated With Complications After Treatment of Mandible Fractures. JAMA facial plastic surgery, 21 3, 213-220

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; O'Brien, Daniel Columcille; Sykes, Jonathan; Squires, Lane Darwin 2019. Perceived Preparedness of Facial Plastic Surgery Fellows Over Time: A Survey of AAFPRS Fellowship Directors. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 128 10, 915-920

Dedhia, Raj; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Chin, Oliver; Shipchandler, Taha Z; Tollefson, Travis T 2018. Outcomes From Lateral Eyelid Coupling for Facial Paralysis Using the Modified Tarsoconjunctival Flap. JAMA facial plastic surgery, 20 5, 381-386

Haffner, Max; Quinn, Austin; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Strong, E Bradley; Steele, Toby 2018. Optimization of 3D Print Material for the Recreation of Patient-Specific Temporal Bone Models. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 127 5, 338-343

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Cervenka, Brian; Dedhia, Raj; Strong, Edward Bradley; Steele, Toby 2018. Assessment of a Patient-Specific, 3-Dimensionally Printed Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgical Model. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, 144 7, 574-579

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Cervenka, Brian; Steele, Toby O 2018. Validation of Haptic Properties of Materials for Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Simulation-Reply. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, 144 12, 1185-1186

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Dedhia, Raj; Tollefson, Travis T 2018. Cleft Rhinoplasty: Strategies for the Multiply Operated Nose. Facial plastic surgery : FPS, 34 3, 290-297

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Dedhia, Raj; Cervenka, Brian; Tollefson, Travis T 2017. 3D Printing: current use in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 25 4, 291-299

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Dedhia, Raj; Del Toro, Drew; Tollefson, Travis T 2017. Cleft Septorhinoplasty: Form and Function. Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America, 25 2, 223-238

Dedhia, Raj; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Tollefson, Travis T; Ishii, Lisa E 2016. Evidence-based Medicine in Facial Plastic Surgery: Current State and Future Directions. Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America, 24 3, 265-74

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Vong, Stephen; Strong, E Bradley 2015. Orbital reconstruction. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 23 5, 388-92

Shui, Wenqing; Petzold, Christopher J; Redding, Alyssa; Liu, Jun; Pitcher, Austin; Sheu, Leslie; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Keasling, Jay D; Bertozzi, Carolyn R 2011. Organelle membrane proteomics reveals differential influence of mycobacterial lipoglycans on macrophage phagosome maturation and autophagosome accumulation. Journal of proteome research, 10 1, 339-48

Shui, Wenqing; Sheu, Leslie; Liu, Jun; Smart, Brian; Petzold, Christopher J; Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Pitcher, Austin; Keasling, Jay D; Bertozzi, Carolyn R 2008. Membrane proteomics of phagosomes suggests a connection to autophagy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 44, 16952-7

Hsieh T.Y.;Timbang M.R.;Tollefson T.T. 03-01-2020. Nuance in bilateral cleft lip repair Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 31 1, 62-70

Hsieh T.;Vong S.;Strong E. 01-01-2015. Orbital reconstruction Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 23 5, 388-392

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Chiao, Whitney; Hilger, Peter A . Response to Elmaraghi et al. re: "A Guide to Facial Trauma Triage and Precautions in the COVID-19 Pandemic". Facial plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine, 22 4, 314

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Dedhia, Raj D; Chiao, Whitney; Dresner, Harley; Barta, Ruth J; Lyford-Pike, Sofia; Hamlar, David; Stephan, Scott J; Schubert, Warren; Hilger, Peter A . A Guide to Facial Trauma Triage and Precautions in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Facial plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine, 22 3, 164-169

Hsieh, Tsung-Yen; Funamura, Jamie L; Roth, Christina; Rubin, Zachary; Kurniawan, Sri; Tollefson, Travis T . Developing a Novel Speech Intervention iPad Game for Children With Cleft Palate: A Pilot Study. JAMA facial plastic surgery, 17 4, 309-11