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Phoebe Kuo Yu, M.D.

Dr. Phoebe Yu portrait

Dr. Phoebe Kuo Yu grew up in Montgomery, New Jersey before attending Harvard College for her undergraduate studies in cellular biology and health policy, where her thesis was on muscle regeneration in muscular dystrophy. She went on to receive her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and complete a thesis on surgical quality measures in head and neck cancer.

Dr. Yu is a current resident in otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Her research interests relate to clinical outcomes, epidemiology, and quality improvement. She enjoys playing the piano and learning new languages.

For more information on Dr. Yu, check out her Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
Harvard College (Cellular Biology and Public Health)

Medical School
Yale School of Medicine


Extracapsular extension is not a significant prognostic indicator in non-squamous cancers of the major salivary glands. Cheraghlou S, Yu PK, Otremba MD, Mehra S, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Cancers of the Head and Neck. In press. 

Adjuvant therapy in major salivary gland cancers: An analysis of 8580 patients in the National Cancer Database. Cheraghlou S, Kuo P, Mehra S, Agogo G, Husain Z, Yarbough W, Burtness B, Judson B. Head and Neck. In press.

Semicircular canal dehiscence among idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients. Yu PK, Bagwell KA, Mongelluzzo G, Schutt CA, Malhotra A, Khokhar B, Kveton JF. Laryngoscope. 2018 May;128(5):1196–1199.

Untreated oral cavity cancer: Long-term survival and factors associated with treatment refusal. Cheraghlou S, Kuo P, Mehra S, Yarbrough WG, Bennett B, Judson BL. Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar;128(3):664–669. 

Treatment deintensification in human papillomavirus positive oropharynx cancer: Outcomes from the National Cancer Database. Cheraghlou S, Kuo P, Otremba M, Zogg C, Mehra S, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Cancer. 2018 Feb 15;124(4):717–726. 

Prognostic value of lymph node yield and density in head and neck malignancies. Cheraghlou S, Otremba M, Kuo Yu P, Agogo GO, Hersey D, Judson BL. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2018 Feb 1.

30-day morbidity and mortality following otologic/neurotologic surgery: Analysis of the NSQIP. Schwam ZG, Michaelides EM, Kuo P, Hajek MA, Judson BL, Schutt CA. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sep 22.

Comparing 30-day morbidity and mortality in pediatric and adult otologic surgery. Schwam ZG, Michaelides EM, Kuo P, Hajek MA, Judson BL, Schutt CA. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 2017 Apr 1. 

A comparison of prognostic ability of staging systems for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Husain ZA, Chen T, Corso CD, Wang Z, Park H, Judson B, Yarbrough W, Deshpande H, Mehra S, Kuo P, Decker RH, Burtness BA. JAMA Oncology. 2017 Mar 1;3(3):358–365. 

Survival outcomes for combined modality therapy for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Kuo P, Manes RP, Schwam ZG, Judson BL. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 2017 Jan;156(1):132–136. 

Treatment delay and facility case volume are associated with survival in early-stage glottic cancer. Cheraghlou S, Kuo P, Judson BL. Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar;127(3):616–622. 

Proposing prognostic thresholds for nodal yield in clinically node negative and node positive oral cavity cancer. Kuo P, Mehra S, Sosa JA, Roman SA, Husain ZA, Burtness BA, Tate JP, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Cancer. 2016 Dec 1;122(23):3624–3631. 

Radiotherapy for human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancers in the National Cancer Data Base. Cheraghlou S, Kuo P, Judson BL. Cancer. 2016 Nov 15;122(21):3410. 

Treatment trends and survival effects of chemotherapy for hypopharyngeal cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Kuo P, Sosa JA, Burtness BA, Husain ZA, Mehra S, Roman SA, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Cancer. 2016 Jun 15;122(12). 

Does an internet directive enhance the doctor-patient visit? A prospective randomized study for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Aung KK, Wu WK, Tokumi A, Kuo P, Day CS. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (US). Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015 Jul 1;97(13):1112–8. 

Hypopharyngeal cancer incidence, treatment, and survival: Temporal trends in the United States. Kuo P, Chen MM, Decker RH, Yarbrough WG, Judson BL. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep;124(9):2064–9. 

The characteristics of referring facilities and transferred hand surgery patients: Factors associated with emergency patient transfers. Kuo P, Hartzell TL, Eberlin KR, Miao D, Zurakowski D, Winograd JM, Day CS. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (US). 2014 Mar 19;96(6):e48. 

The overutilization of resources in patients with acute upper extremity trauma and infection. Hartzell TL, Kuo P, Eberlin KR, Winograd JM, Day CS. Journal of Hand Surgery (American). 2013 Apr;38(4):766–73. 

Patients transferred for emergency upper extremity evaluation – Does insurance status matter?. Eberlin KR, Hartzell TL, Kuo P, Winograd JM, Day C. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Mar;131(3):593–600. 

Hand and wrist research productivity in journals with high impact factors: A 20-year analysis. Ahn CS, Li R, Ahn BS, Kuo P, Bryant J, Day CS. Journal of Hand Surgery (European). 2012 Mar;37(3):275–83. 

Operative treatment of unstable and displaced fractures of the hand in adults. Day CS, Kuo P, Tabrizi S, Yu Y. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica. 2009 April;60(2):119–27.