William C. Yao, MD, and Kunal Jain, MD, were named by their peers as Super Doctors Rising Stars® in Texas. Following an extensive independent nomination and research process, the results were published in the June 2018 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.
Dr. Yao, an assistant professor, also serves as a co-director of the Texas Sinus Institute Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship and is associate director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program. He has a strong interest in residency education, including the development of teaching instruments. Fluent in English and Japanese, he is the author of chapters in many textbooks, as well as numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical interests are paranasal sinus disease and endoscopic sinus, skull base and orbital surgery.
Dr. Jain, an assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology in the department and attending surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, is director of head and neck oncology at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. He leads the annual free head-and-neck cancer screening, held last April at the department’s four otolaryngology clinics across Houston. His clinical interests include head and neck and thyroid cancer and advanced reconstruction and rehabilitation. His research interests include transoral robotic surgery for the oropharynx and improving outcomes of head and neck surgery procedures.
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