Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

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(713) 500-5410


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Sancak Yuksel, MD

Associate Professor

Sancak Yuksel, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. He obtained his MD degree at the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. He completed his Otorhinolaryngology residency at the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey. After residency, he also obtained an advanced training in Head-Neck and Skull Base Surgery as a fellow in the same department. He served as a research fellow in the Basic Science Laboratory of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and worked in numerous NIH-funded projects focused on the middle ear and the eustachian tube pathophysiology. He completed a two-year clinical fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also served as an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Yuksel is a member of American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. His clinical interests include pediatric ear diseases, cochlear implantation, newborn and pediatric swallowing and airway problems, and congenital head and neck lesions.