Formal investiture ceremony held for michael yim, md

Dr. Yim is the holder of The Cherie Ann Nathan, MD Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

November 8, 2022

Pictured left to right: Dr. David Lewis, Interim Chancellor at LSUHS; Dr. Michael Yim, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, Chairman and Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the LSU Health Sciences Foundation hosted the formal investiture ceremony for Michael Yim, MD as the holder of the Cherie Ann Nathan, MD Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

The Nathan Professorship’s purpose is to enhance the academic, research, and clinical mission of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS Department) at LSU Health Shreveport. The Nathan Professorship was initiated by grateful patients to recognize Dr. Nathan’s passion for curing devastating diseases that cause cosmetic and functional impairment. Her tireless efforts to improve survival through novel research efforts have gained her and LSU Health Shreveport national attention. This professorship will serve as a perpetual tribute to Dr. Nathan’s unwavering devotion to her patients, involvement in the community and commitment to cutting edge research.
Many grateful patients contributed to this professorship; however, the majority of the funds were contributed by 3 donors: Mr. John J. McHale, the Murphy Payne Charitable Trust, and Drs. Dksha and Bipin Turakhia.

Endowments provide foundational dollars in perpetuity and ensure LSU Health Shreveport remains at the forefront of teaching, healing, and discovering for generations to come.

About Dr. Michael Yim

Michael Yim, MD, specializes in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. His clinical practice focuses on nasal and sinus diseases including acute and chronic sinusitis, growths and tumors of the sinuses and skull base, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, endoscopic orbital surgery, nasal obstruction, and allergies. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yim is actively involved in clinical research. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field while presenting his work at national conferences. He has a strong interest in resident and medical student education and currently serves as the co-course director for the Head and Neck block for first-year medical students. Dr. Yim graduated from medical school with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors, followed by an Otolaryngology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also served as Chief Administrative Resident. He then completed fellowship training in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Utah Health.

We are so pleased that he is part of our tremendous faculty at LSU Health Shreveport. Congratulations, Dr. Yim!