Dr. Tymon Tai

Tymon Tai, MD

Dr. Tymon Tai is an American Board of Otolaryngology Certified ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon. He received his Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery training in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He then completed a prestigious Facial Plastics fellowship at the University of Texas Houston with Dr. Russell Kridel, a renowned figure and pioneer in the field of facial plastics, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Tai’s practice includes rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, facial augmentation (cheek, submalar, chin), otoplasty, and aging face (facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty). He also performs procedures to help with sleep and snoring.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Tai’s research is focused on rhinoplasty and facial paralysis, for which he has been invited to speak at national conferences. His work in facial plastics has also been published in peer-reviewed articles and surgical textbooks. He was awarded the Dean’s Research Scholar prize in between the third and fourth year of medical school, which funded a full year of research in hearing regeneration and stem-cell biology.

Education & Training

Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Jul 2022 – Jun 2023
Houston, Texas

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC

July 2017 – Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California

Doctor of Medicine, M.D.
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Aug 2015 – May 2016
Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business Administration

Sep 2008 – Jun 2012
Los Angeles, California

Graduate of the Baccalaureate/M.D. program
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bose, D., Somandepalli, K., Tai, T., Voelker, C., Narayanan, S., & Kochhar, A. (2022). Automatic Analysis of Asymmetry in Facial Paralysis Patients Using Landmark-Based Measures. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, 10.1089/fpsam.2021.0247. https://doi.org/10.1089/fpsam.2021.0247

Gomez, G., Osterbauer, B., Nguyen, R., Wee, C. P., Kochhar, A., Tai, T., Lo, C. Y., Le, S., Kim, E., &

Chen, S. Y. (2021). Microtia Reconstruction and Erector Spinae Block in Children: A Case Series With Chart Review. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Tai T., Chow M., Kochhar A. (2020). Hair Loss Physiology & Transplantation. In L.N. Lee (Ed.), Hair Transplant Surgery and Platelet Rich Plasma: Evidence-Based Essentials, (pp. 29-34). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Tai T., Chow M., Nadami S., Kochhar A. (2020). Indications and Contraindications for Hair Transplant. In L.N. Lee (Ed.), Hair Transplant Surgery and Platelet Rich Plasma: Evidence-Based Essentials, (pp. 35-43). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Tai T., & Kochhar A. (2020). Physiology and Medical Treatments for Alopecia. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics, 28(2), 149-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2020.01.004

Tai T., & Maceri D. (2019). Parathyroid Disease: A Paradigm for Disease Management. Clinics in Surgery, 4, 2385. Retrieved from http://www.clinicsinsurgery.com/pdfs_folder/cis-v4-id2385.pdf

Tai T., & Maceri D. (2017). Split Central Venous Sampling of Parathyroid Hormone in Non-localizing Parathyroid Tumors. Clinics in Surgery, 2, 1647. Retrieved from http://www.clinicsinsurgery.com/full- text/cis-v2-id1647.php

Eisert C., Tai T., Fisher L., Giannotta S., Friedman R. (2017). High Volume Multidisciplinary Surgical Team Experience: Reduced Operative Times and Better Patient Outcomes. Journal of Neurological Surgery, 78(1), 1-156.

Oral & Grand Rounds Presentations

Tai, T., Barr, J., Delaney, S.W., Kridel, R.K., (2023, October). Effects of Surgery on the Wide Columella. AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Tai, T., (2023, April). The Use of Machine Learning in Facial Paralysis Assessment and Alternative Applications in Facial Plastics. University of Ottawa Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Ottawa, ON.

Tai T. (2022, June). Dynamic Assessment of Facial Paralysis Using Artificial Intelligence-based Measures. Howard P. House, MD Lectureship and Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T., Bose D, Somandepalli K, Kochhar A, Naranayan S. (2021, September). Automated Dynamic Assessment of Facial Paralysis Using Artificial Intelligence-based Measures. AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Tai T. (2020, June). Using Machine Learning to Perform Dynamic Analysis of Facial Paralysis. Howard

  1. House, MD Lectureship and Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T. (2020, November). Principles and Advancements in Facial Reanimation. Keck School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T. (2020, March). Hair Restoration in Androgenetic Alopecia. Keck School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T., & Tu N. (2019, May). Revision Stapes Surgery: Surgical and Audiologic Outcomes. Howard P. House, MD Lectureship and Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T., & Maceri D. (2017, January). Split Central Venous Sampling of Parathyroid Hormone in Non- localizing Parathyroid Tumors. American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA.

Tao L., Stojanova Z., Adolazimi Y., Yu H., Tai T., Segil N. (2016, January). Genome-wide Profiling of cis-regulatory Elements in Hair Cells and Supporting Cells from Neonatal Organ of Corti. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Tai T., Llamas F., Tao L., Segil N. (2016, May). Assay for Specificity of Hair Cell and Supporting Cell Enhancer Function in the Neonatal Organ of Corti. Keck School of Medicine Medical Student Research Forum 2016, Los Angeles, CA.

Poster Presentations

Tai T., Bose D, Somandepalli K, Kochhar A, Naranayan S. (2020, September). Automated Dynamic Analysis of Facial Paralysis Using Artificial Intelligence. AAFPRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.

Kim J., Gantz O., Tai T., Hsu A.K., Markarian A. (2020, January). The Effect of Serial Alar Base Reduction on Nostril Size in a Cadaveric Model. Triologic Society Meeting – COSM, Coronado, Ca.

Tai T., Llamas F., Tao L., Segil N. (2016, May) Assay for Specificity of Hair Cell and Supporting Cell Enhancer Function in the Neonatal Organ of Corti. Keck School of Medicine Medical Student Research Forum, Los Angeles, CA.

Tao L., Stojanova Z., Abdolazimi Y., Yu H., Trecek T., Tai T., Llamas J., Makmura W., Segil N. (2016, April). Investigation of cis-regulatory elements and trans-acting factors regulating cell type specific gene expression in cochlear hair cells and supporting cells. Emerging Innovations in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Tai T., Amar, A., Mack, W., Cen Y., Chan C. (2014, April). Effects of ADHD on Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury. Keck School of Medicine Medical Student Research Forum, Los Angeles, CA.

Honors

Otolaryngology Training Exam Performance Award, Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 2020.

Outstanding Participation Award, International Collaborative Multi-Institutional Otolaryngology Residency Education Program, 2020.

Clinic and Translation Research Study Design, Southern California Clinical and Translation Science Institute, 2019.

Dean’s Research Scholarship, Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: Dr. Niparko & Dr. Segil, Keck School of Medicine, 2016.

Presidential Scholar, USC College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences, 2012-2017.

Steven & Kathryn Sample Renaissance Scholar, USC College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences, 2012-2017.

Viterbi School of Engineering Scholarship, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, 2012-2013.

Leadership & Service

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Clinical Instructor

2022 – 2023

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Residency Program
Resident Academics Chair

2021-2022

Resident Temporal Bone Course Coordinator

2021-2022

American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Peer Reviewer

2021-2022

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology ACGME Program Evaluation Committee
Resident Committee Member

2020-2021

Keck Medicine of USC Otolaryngology Student Interest Group
Resident Panelist

2019-2020

Keck Medicine of USC Introduction to Clinical Medicine Otolaryngology Workshop
Instructor

2017-2020

LAC + USC Medical Center, Committee of Interns and Residents Patient Care Fund
Department Representative

2018-2020

USC Department of Cell and Neurobiology
Anatomy Teaching Assistant

2015-2017

USC Student-Run Clinic
Student Physician Volunteer

2012-2017

Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine
Elected Representative

2013-2014

Procedures

Rhinoplasty
• Ethnic rhinoplasty
• Septoplasty
• Turbinate reduction
• Sinus surgery
Facial fat transfer
Upper/ lower blepharoplasty
Otoplasty
Cheek (malar augmentation)
• Submalar augmentation
Chin augmentation
• Submental liposuction
Neck lift
Buccal fat removal
Skin lesion removal
Facial skin lesion reconstruction
• Facial paralysis rehabilitation (i.e eyelid gold weight)
HF treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Botox and Fillers