Dr. David Yao, MD

Dr. David Yao, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. David Yao, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in cardiology.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 3000

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(832) 821-8080

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Yao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 94% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Yao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Yao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yao "Dr. David Yao is a caring and compassionate cardiologist practicing in the world famous Texas Medical Center. He studied at The University of Texas in Austin for undergraduate education and graduated with high honors. He obtained his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and then continued his training by completing a fellowship in cardiovascular disease both at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. David Yao has been in private practice for over 7 years. He has special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. He has extensive experience in the field of echocardiography and especially in transesophageal echocardiography. He is currently the medical director of echocardiography laboratory at Houston Cardiovascular Associates. Dr. David Yao is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of American Society of Echocardiography."


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1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yao to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Yao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Waited 2.5 hours for my appointment and because Dr. Yao was running so far behind I did not get my echocardiogram. He rescheduled it for a 2nd time 3 months from now. I asked if we could do it sooner because I'd like to know what is going on with my heart and he said no. He didn't seem to care at...more
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I came in at 9:15 and stress test was done at 10. I waited 2.5 hours for an echo cardiogram. The tech explained that some people get appointments and some just get scheduled and they wait, I.e overbooking. I waited 30 minutes after test to see Dr. Yao who had not looked at test results but managed...more
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I have brought my dad to three appointments. He came in for the initial consultation, spent ten minutes and said wait here so we can schedule for echocardiogram and stress test. Nearing 5 o'clock, two hours later, we asked if the next appointment had been scheduled, the Secretary said, oh my gosh...more
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My cpc referred me to see Dr. Yao for chest pain. He saw me the next day and arranged for immediate cauterization and found a very bad blockage. The blockage was so bad that it could have caused a major heart attack. The blockage was treated and I was back home in 24 hours. Dr. Yao truly saved my...more
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I had my first visit with him and his staff today. I really was impressed. I will definitely keep him as my cardiologist. He was going to run late and the nurse called me the day before to let me know that. I was impressed. He went over all of my test results with me. Very personable.
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