Rhinologist William C. Yao, MD, associate professor, director of the residency program, and co-director of the UTHealth Houston Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been named by his peers as a Top Doctor for 2022 by Houstonia magazine.
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 residency training 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.
Fluent in English and Japanese, Dr. Yao has a strong interest in surgical technique and residency education, including the development of teaching instruments. He is committed to delivering leading-edge medical and surgical management for chronic rhinosinusitis and paranasal sinus diseases, and performs advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, revision sinus surgery, and skull base and orbital surgery.
Dr. Yao has been recognized with the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award from McGovern Medical School numerous times and Faculty Member of the Year in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology on multiple occasions. He has been named a Houstonia magazine Top Doctor several times, as well as a Texas Super Doctor® since 2017 and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
To compile its tenth annual listing of the best physicians in Houston, Houstonia put out a call to more than 15,000 board-certified doctors in the Houston area asking one question: If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you call? The magazine compiled the names of the top vote recipients in each specialty and verified that all physicians were currently certified by their respective medical licensing boards.