Yen Hsieh, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

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Yen Hsieh, MD

Tsung-Yen Hsieh, MD, is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His expertise and skill set helps him provide outstanding surgical care in facial aesthetic and functional surgeries, facial trauma and defect reconstruction, reanimation for facial paralysis and noninvasive facial cosmetic procedures, including injectables and fillers. His detail-oriented approach allows him to consistently achieve naturally beautiful results.  

Patient Care Philosophy 

Dr. Hsieh believes in working closely with his patients to achieve the best outcomes. He takes the time to craft customized surgical plans for each patient and ensures his patients have a complete understanding of their anticipated course of care. He prioritizes active collaboration and open communication throughout the entire surgical process, from preoperative evaluation, to surgery, to postoperative care. 

Background and Education  

Dr. Hsieh has trained with top surgeons in his field at renowned institutions across the country. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in molecular and cell biology. He completed his medical education at the University of California, Davis, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in recognition of his exceptional academic performance. He remained at University of California, Davis for his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency, which is recognized as a top-tier training program. He then went on to complete his facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota with an established leader in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  

Academic Contributions 

Dr. Hsieh is frequently invited to give lectures in his field, both domestically and abroad. He has been an invited author for several book chapters, and reviews scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals including Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, The Laryngoscope, Rhinology and Clinical Otolaryngology. He is a question writer for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) exams.  

Research and Innovation   

Dr. Hsieh is a dedicated physician-researcher committed to advancing his field and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles. One of his primary research interests is in the growing use of new technologies such as virtual surgical planning (VSP), computer-aided surgery (CAS) and 3D modeling to optimize patient outcomes, as well as to enhance surgical education.  

Service and Global Outreach  

Dr. Hsieh has a longstanding commitment to service and global outreach—including his several medical mission trips to Central America and Asia. He enjoys collaborating and exchanging knowledge with surgeons around the world.




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Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Bachelor's Degree

University of California


Medical Doctor

University of California Davis



UC Davis Medical Center



University of Minnesota


Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology



Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Mandarin Chinese