William Yao, MDRhinologist William Yao, MD, has joined Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS, and associate professor and Amber Luong, MD, PhD, FACS, at the Texas Sinus Institute and Texas Skull Base Physicians.  Dr. Yao has received an appointment as an assistant professor in UTHealth Medical School.  His clinical interests include medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), advanced frontal sinus disease, anterior skull base tumors with special interest in revision sinus surgery, revision frontal sinus surgery and endoscopic orbital surgery, such as endoscopic orbital decompression for Graves’ disease and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for excess tearing.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Yao received his medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008.  He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was recognized with the 2014 Resident Teaching Award. He subsequently completed a fellowship in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Yao is fluent in English and Japanese. He is the coauthor of chapters on the surgical management of encephaloceles and skull base surgery in Head and Neck Surgery (2nd Edition) and ENT Secrets (3rd Edition), respectively. He has coauthored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including The Laryngoscope, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, American Journal of Medicine and Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Yao has a strong interest in education, including the development of teaching instruments for resident education. His clinical research interests include chronic sinusitis outcomes and endoscopic transnasal surgical management of orbital disease.