Posts Tagged ‘ medical school ’


Why Your Waiter Has An M.D. – My Latest CNN.com Article

I met Sam* in the OR a few years ago. A polite surgical technician in his early 30s, we’d often chat after work. Sam obtained his medical degree from a school in Eastern Europe prior to immigrating to the United States. Now he spends his days cleaning surgical instruments and his nights working in a […]


The New “In Stitches” Book Trailer

Hopefully this video trailer for my book In Stitches brings a smile to your face. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please pick up the book that Publisher’s Weekly called, “Full of fascinating stories and laced with self-deprecating humor in the midst of dark desperation, providing a refreshing insight into medicine.” It’s […]


Fox News: Words of Wellness: “In Stitches”

Growing up, Dr. Anthony Youn was dealt an interesting hand: a tiger parent,  an abnormally large jaw, and many, many dateless Friday nights.  He details  these situations and many more in his book In  Stitches, a memoir which follows his humorous—and often touching—path  from awkward student to successful plastic surgeon. “I set out to write […]


Should Doctors Treat Family Members?

My latest CNN.com blog article: Imagine you are a highly skilled surgeon. Then imagine that your grandson gets into a terrible car accident and suffers serious internal injuries. The injuries are so severe that he needs a physician to operate on him immediately. Even though a qualified surgeon is ready, willing and able to perform […]


“In Stitches” Voted A 2012 Michigan Notable Book!

Every year the Library of Michigan chooses several books to be named a Michigan Notable Book.  I’m extremely proud to announce that my humorous memoir, In Stitches, has been voted one of these books for 2012.  It’s really an honor to be part of this great group of books and authors. From the Detroit Free Press: A […]


What Do I Have To Do With A College Of Music?

Not much!  But the Berklee Groove, The Student Voice of the Berklee College of Music enjoyed my memoir In Stitches so much they decided to interview me about it and offer a giveaway to win a free copy of my book.  You can visit BerkleeGroove.com HERE. By the way, I do have some minor musical […]



Dr. Youn on Indiana University’s Sound Medicine Radio Show

For everyone in the medical field, there is a fascinating radio program out of Indiana University School of Medicine called Sound Medicine.  They recently interviewed me for a segment about In Stitches.  We discuss interesting patients, growing up wanting to become a doctor, and other related topics.  You can listen to it streaming online HERE. […]


Student Doctors Practice On You While You Sleep (Really!)

Here is an excerpt from my latest article on CNN.com: Autumn. The air turns cool and crisp, leaves change color, and third-year medical students descend on hospitals to learn to be real doctors… by practicing on real people. As a plastic surgeon, part of my job includes the art of suturing. Over the past 15 […]