Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

William Yao, MD

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William Yao, MD

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.