Dr. Yao Named to Houstonia Magazine’s Top Doctor List for 2023

December 1, 2023

William Yao, MDRhinologist William C. Yao, MD, associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been named by his peers as a Top Doctor for 2023 by Houstonia magazine.

Dr. Yao, who is co-director of the Texas Sinus Institute Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship and director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program, focuses his clinical practice on disorders of the nose, sinus, and skull base. He remains devoted to delivering cutting-edge medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis and paranasal sinus diseases, as well as advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, revision sinus surgery, skull base, and orbital surgery.

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 in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008. He completed residency training 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.

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 the author of chapters in many textbooks, as well as numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at McGovern Medical School every year since 2017 and Faculty Member of the Year Award on multiple occasions. He has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2021 and was named among Castle Connolly’s Top Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctors 2023.

To compile its eleventh 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.

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