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Amy Hwang,MD

Primary Service
  • Medical Spa Services
Areas of Interest

Botox, fillers, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and orofacial pain, aesthetic laser and light-based procedures

College
  • Undergrad: Bachelor of Science: Biology, English Minor Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Fellowship
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • Otology Pittsburgh Ear Associates, Pittsburgh, PA
Biography

Dr. Hwang is the Medical Director of St. Luke’s Rejuvenation Center.

Philosophy of care
I treat patients with kindness and excellence to help them feel, look, and be their best.

Why Dr. Hwang went into medicine
I became interested in medical missions and caring for the underserved in high school. In medical school, I was drawn to the needs of patients with cleft lip and palate and along the way discovered Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. For me, the head and neck are the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding areas of the body to study and treat. I love the complexity and beauty of the human face. Achieving natural and subtle facial cosmetic change is a challenge I enjoy.

Hometown
Freeport, ME

Hobbies
I enjoy spending time with my children and husband, enjoying the outdoors in all seasons, staying physically fit, cooking and baking, relaxing with a good book or show, traveling, and being involved in my church community.

Awards
Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Resident Paper Award, First Place, 2012
Eastern Virginia Medical School Temporal Bone Award, Second Place, 2011
7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer Best Resident Clinical Paper, 2008
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, inducted 2007
Honorary Lecturer of the Second Medical University of Shanghai, 1999-2005

Publications

Ketcham AS, Smith JE, Lee FS, Halstead LA, White DR. “Clinical Course Following Endoscopic Repair of Type 1 Laryngeal Clefts.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngolgy (2008) 72: 1261-1267.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165587608002255?via%3Dihub
Retrospective analysis of the outcomes of children with type I laryngeal clefts who underwent endoscopic repair. Two surgical techniques were compared and previously reported data challenged.

Byrd JK, Nguyen SA, Ketcham A, Hornig J, Gillespie MB, Lentsch E. “Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy versus conventional thyroidectomy: a cost-effective analysis.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2010) 143(6): 789-794.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21109079/
Comparison of cost for traditional vs. a newer minimally invasive video assisted technique showing no significant difference between the two.

Ketcham AS, Han JK. “Complications and Management of Septoplasty.” Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America (2010) 43(4): 897-904.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S003066651000068X?via%3Dihub
Description of potential problems encountered during and after septoplasty as well as recommendations for management and repair.

Higgins TS, Gupta R, Ketcham AS, Sataloff RT, Wadsworth JT, Sinacori JT. “Recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring versus identification alone on post-thyroidectomy true vocal fold palsy: a meta-analysis.” Laryngoscope (2011) 121(5): 1009-1017.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lary.21578
Meta-analysis performed that showed no difference in rate of vocal fold paralysis when using intraoperative neuromonitoring for the recurrent laryngeal nerve vs. visual identification of the nerve alone.

Derkay CD, Ketcham AS, Higgins, TS. (2012). Guidelines in Pediatric Otolaryngology. In N.L. Shapiro (Ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Otolaryngology: A Practical Guide for Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders (pp. 493-522). Singapore: World Scientific.
Textbook chapter reviewing the various published guidelines for pediatric ENT up to 2012.

Dobratz EJ, Ketcham AS. “Normal and Variant Anatomy of the Nasal Tip.” Facial Plastic Surgery (2012) 28(2): 137-44.
https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0032-1309291
Description of the anatomy of the nasal tip and its implications for surgical alteration.