Dr. William Yao Named a 2023 Texas Super Doctor

January 4, 2024

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 2023 Texas Super Doctor®. Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding doctors from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. The list is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and regional magazines and is available online at www.superdoctors.com.

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, he 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 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. This year marks the first time Castle Connolly has recognized exceptional AAPI doctors, 350 of which were selected across 35 states and 63 specialties.

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