Dr. Stephanie Su Huang was born in Taiwan and moved to Chicago at 12. She graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1998 as a member of the James Scholar Program. She was awarded the McGraw-Hill book award for top-ranked medical student in basic sciences, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She had an avid interest in molecular biology research. As an undergraduate, she received the Howard Hughes research award, and was twice the recipient of the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Summer Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. She pursued a research internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, received the Biomedicine Training Investigator award, and the NIH National Research Service award. Besides basic research, she also enjoyed teaching. She was honored to receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant award from her students.
Dr. Huang completed her internship in general surgery, residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and fellowship in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. She has authored several articles, published in the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery journal, and presented at the annual academy and international plastic surgery meetings. Her various achievements have been featured on the Discovery Channel, VH-1, American Medical Association News, and the Chicago Sun Times.
Dr. Huang is among a handful of female surgeons trained in both head/neck and facial plastic surgery. Her dexterity is apparent in her multiple accomplishments as a surgeon as well as a talented pianist. She studied classical piano for 17 years (from age 6 to 23) and was the first prize winner of the Illinois State Music Teacher Association senior division piano competition at age 18. She is fluent in both Mandarin and Taiwanese. During her spare time, Dr. Huang enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and running. She has completed both the NYC and the Chicago Marathons and looks forward to another race.