Biography

William Yao, MD is an assistant professor  in the Department Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck 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 into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008. He completed his residency 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 is the author of chapters in many textbooks, as well as numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals (including The Laryngoscope, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, American Journal of Medicine and Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery).   His clinical interests are paranasal sinus diseases, as well as endoscopic sinus, skull base and orbital surgery. He serves as a co-director of the Texas Sinus Institute Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship and has a strong interest in residency education, including the development of teaching instruments.

Education

Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2009
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, 2014
Fellowship
Massachsetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/ Harvard University Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery, 2015

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Paranasal sinus diseases, as well as endoscopic sinus, skull base and orbital surgery

Publications

Publication Information

JOURNAL PUBLICATION

Whiting D, Hsieh G, Yun JJ, Banerji A, Yao W, Fishbein MC, Belperio J, Strieter RM, Bonavida B, Ardehali A. Chemokine monokine induced by IFN-gamma/CXC chemokine ligand 9 stimulates T lymphocyte proliferation and effector cytokine production. J Immunol. 2004 Jun 15;172(12):7417-24.

Schnickel GT, Whiting D, Hsieh GR, Yun JJ, Fischbein MP, Fishbein MC, Yao W, Shafizadeh A, Ardehali A. CD8 Lymphocytes are sufficient for the development of chronic rejection. Transplantation 2004;78(11):1634-1639

Ramakrishnan VR, Yao W, Campana J. Improved skin paddle survival in pectoralis major Myocutaneous flap reconstruction of head and neck defects. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2009; 11(5): 306-310

Yao W, Davidson RS, Durairaj VD, Gelston CD. Dry eye syndrome: an update in office management. Am J Med. 2011 Nov;124(11):1016-8.

Suzuki C, Nakagawa T, Yao W, Sakamoto T, Ito J. The need for intranasal packing in endoscopic sinus surgery. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 2010 Nov;(563):39-42.

Yao WC, Regone R, Huyhn N, Butler EB, Takashima M. 3D image reconstruction of CT scans as an adjunct to assist in medical student/resident education in Spatial Orientation of Paranasal Anatomy. Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar; 124(3):596-601.

Yao WC, Bleier BS. A Simple, Single Stage Technique to Harvest Optimal Ethmoid Bone Grafts for Caudal Septal Deflections. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Jul;5(7):622-5.

Yao WC, Bleier BS. Centrifugal Frontal Sinus Dissection Technique: Addressing Type III Anterior and Posterior Frontoethmoidal Air Cells. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Aug;5(8):761-3.

Yao WC, Regone R, Takashima M. Enhancing the Safety of Sinus Surgery: The Role of Staining Materials. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Sep; 5(9):870-4.

Yao WC, Korkmaz H, Korkmaz M, Bleier BS. Safety and Efficacy of Concentrated Topical Epinephrine Use in Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2015 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/alr.21590.

Yao WC, Corbitt CA, Takashima M. Role of Intraoperative Ropivacaine in Adult PostTonsillectomy Pain Control: A Randomized Control Trial. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2014. In print

Yao WC, Bleier BS. Endoscopic Management of Orbital Tumors. Curr Opinion in Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb; 24(1) 57-62.

Yao WC, Sedaghat AR, Yadav P, Fay A, Metson RB. Orbital Decompression in the Endoscopic Age: The Modified Inferomedial Orbital Strut (mIOS). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Mar 2016.

Yao WC, Emerick KS, Kraft S, Holbrook EH. Nasal Melanosis may act as a Harbinfer of Melanoma: A Case Report. Allergy and Rhinology. In Revision.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Yao WC, Kupferman ME. Surgical Management of Encephaloceles. Head and Neck Surgery 2nd Edition. In Print

Yao WC, Suh JD, Ramakrishnan VR. Skull Base Surgery. ENT Secrets. 4th Edition. Skull Base Surgery. Chapter 19 130-8.

LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

Yao WC. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Nov 2010

Yao WC. Plexiform Neurofibromatosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Feb 2011

Yao WC. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. June 2011

Yao WC. Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Sept 2011

Yao WC. Aural Atresia, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Feb 2012

Yao WC. Tonsillectomy Management Options, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Jun 2012

Yao WC. Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Oct 2012

Yao WC, Paranasal Sinus and Anterior Skull Base 3-D Anatomy Lecture. Baylor Otolaryngology Core Curriculum Course at PLATOs CAVE, Houston Methodist Hospital. 7/2012

Yao WC. Encephalocele: Postoperative Management When Patients are Utilizing CPAP Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Mar 2013

Yao WC. Chronic Rhinosinusitis: The diagnosis and postsurgical management, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Nov 2013

Yao WC. Chronic Rhinosinusitis: The diagnosis and postsurgical management, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Nov 2013

Yao WC, Management of Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Head and Neck Didactic Conference, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Sept 18 2012

Yao WC. Orbital Surgery in the Endoscopic Age. Texas Hill Country ENT Symposium. Lost Pines, TX. 4/2016

NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Whiting D, Chun S, Laks H, Gan XH, Yao W, Bonavida B. MIG/CXCL9 neutralization attenuates chronic rejection of transplanted hearts. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2003 Jan; 22(1 supplemental): s154. 23rd Annual Meeting International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 4/03

Whiting D, Banerji A, Laks H, Chun S, Yao W, Gan XH, Bonavida B, Ardehali A. The role of chemokine MIG/CXCL9 in T-lymphocyte proliferation and cytokine stimulation. American Journal of Transplantation. 2003 May; 3(s5): 182. American Transplant Congress, 6/03

Schnickel GT, Hsieh GR, Whiting D, Yun JJ, Yao W, Fishbein MC, Ardehali A. The Mechanism of CD8 Lymphocyte Function in Chronic Rejection of Heart Transplants. Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Maui, Hawaii, 6/04 Poster Presentation

Hsieh GR, Schnickel GT, Garcia C, Shefizadeh A, Yao W, and Ardehali A. The Synthetic Peptide D-4F Attenuates Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2005 Feb; 24(2): S52. International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Philadelphia, PA, 4/05

Odim J, Saran M, Yao W, Kobashigawa J, Laks H. “The Fate of Older Cardiac Allografts in Adolescents.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2005 May; 5(s11): 285. American Transplant Congress, May 22nd 2005. Oral

Odim J, Yao W, Saran M, Kobashigawa J, Gjertson D, Laks H. The Influence of Adverse Donor Factors on Outcome of Pediatric Heart Transplantation – The Marginal Donor Allograft. American Journal of Transplantation. 2005 May; 5(s11): 220. American Transplant Congress, May 22nd, 2005. Poster.

Yao WC, Saran M, Laks H, Kobashigawa J, Gjertson D, Odim J. The Influence of Adverse Donor Factors on Outcome of Pediatric Heart Transplantation – The Marginal Donor Allograft. Western Student Medical Research Forum Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, 2/05. Oral Presentation

Yao WC, Laks H, Gjertson D, Odim J. The Influence of Adverse Donor Factors on Outcome of Pediatric Heart Transplantation – An UCLA study from 1984-2006. American Heart Association Medical Student Regional Roundtable Meeting, Burlingame, CA, 8/06. Oral Presentation

Yao WC, Hu R, Jones T, Hoffman L. The Topographic Distribution of Calretnin-Positive Calyces in Otoconia-Deficient Utricles. Association for Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Research Meeting, Feb 2007. Poster Presentation

Yao WC, Saran M, Laks H, Kobashigawa J, Gjertson D, Odim J. The Influence of Adverse Donor Factors on Outcome of Pediatric Heart Transplantation – The Marginal Donor Allograft 2006 update. Journal of Investigative Medicine, Vol. 55, (1) #370, 2007. Western Student Medical Research Forum Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, 2/07. Oral Presentation

Ramakrishnan VR, Yao W, Campana J. Skin paddle survival using pectoralis major myocutaneous flap reconstructionof head and neck defects. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL, 9/08. Oral Presentation

Yao WC, Grohmann NC, Vrabec, JT. VEMP Amplitude Intensity Function. Triologic Society Combined Sections Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/2013. 1st place in Otology/Neurotology Southern Section. Poster

Yao WC, Takashima M. Reinitiating CPAP after Transnasal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery. COSM ARS section, Orlando, FL, 4/2013. Poster

Yao WC, Regone R, Huyhn N, Butler EB, Takashima M. 3D image reconstruction of CT scans as an adjunct to assist in medical student/resident education in Spatial Orientation of Paranasal Anatomy. COSM – Triologic Society, Orlando, FL, 4/2013. Oral Presentation

Yao WC, Corbitt C, Bender M, Takashima M. Role of Intraoperative Ropivacaine for long term PostTonsillectomy Pain Control: A Randomized Control Study. American Academy of Otolaryngology 9/2013, Vancouver, BC. Oral Presentation

Yao WC, Regone R, Takashima M. Enhancing the Safety of Sinus Surgery: The Role of Staining Materials. COSM – ARS section, Las Vegas, NV, 4/2014. Poster

Regone R, Yao WC, Takashima M. Nonfunctional Invasive Pituitary Adenoma without Suprasellar Extension: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Annual Fall Meeting – ARS section, Orlando, FL, 9/2014. Poster

Yao WC, Bleier BS. Centrifugal Frontal Sinus Dissection Technique: Addressing Type III Anterior and Posterior Frontoethmoidal Air Cells. Annual Fall Meeting – ARS section, Dallas, TX 9/2015. Poster

Yao WC, Bleier BS. How I Do It: A Simple, Single Stage Technique to Harvest Optimal Ethmoid Bone Grafts for Caudal Septal Deflections. Annual Fall Meeting – ARS section, Dallas, TX 9/2015. Poster

Yao WC, Yadav P, Sedaghat AR, Fay A, Metson RB. Balanced Orbital Decompression: Strategies for Optimizing Outcomes in Patients with Graves’ Orbitopathy. AAO-HNS Annual Meeting Dallas, TX 9/2015. Oral Presentation

Lam KK, Yao WC. Over-pursuit of Femininity: Frontocutaneous Fistula Formation Following Forehead Recontouring Surgery in a Transgender Patient. Accepted for Poster at ARS at COSM, Chicago, IL 5/2016.

Lam KK, Luong A, Yao WC, Citardi MJ. Revisiting Autologous Fat Grafts for the Reconstruction of Skull Base Defects during the Endoscopic Era. Poster at ARS at COSM, Chicago, IL 5/2016.

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Yao WC. Becoming an Otolaryngologist- Head and Neck Surgeon. 112TH Annual Meeting of ORL Society of Japan. Kyoto, Japan. May 2011. Panel and presentation. Invited Panelist

Yao WC. Updates in New Rhinology Technology. Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustachian Tube and Ear. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary – Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA. 3/2015

Yao WC. Orbital Surgery in the Endoscopic Age. Grand Rounds. Kyoto University Department of Otolaryngology Kyoto, Japan. 3/2016

Yao WC. Orbital Decompression: The Past, Present and the Future, University of Texas – Houston, Houston, TX. Nov 2014

Yao WC. Orbital Decompression: The Past, Present and the Future, University of California Davis,Sacramento, CA. Nov 2014