Dr. William Yao, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 35
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Dr. 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. Dr. Yao is fluent in English and Japanese. He is the coauthor of chapters on the surgical management of encephaloceles and skull base surgery in Head and Neck Surgery (2nd Edition) and ENT Secrets (3rd Edition), respectively. He has coauthored 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. Dr. Yao has a strong interest in education, including the development of teaching instruments for resident education. His clinical research interests include chronic sinusitis outcomes and endoscopic transnasal surgical management of orbital disease.

UT Physicians Otolaryngology

6400 Fannin St Ste 2700

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 500-5410

Dr. William Yao, MD

Dr. William Yao, MD

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  • Mutual of Omaha

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Dr. Yao's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • ENT Cancer
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Graves' Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Runny Nose
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Vertigo


  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Wound Repair

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 California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-Baylor College Of Medicine, Tx
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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Dr. Yao's Reviews

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based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Yao's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Houston, TX |
I recently had sinus surgery performed by Dr. William Yao. I was a very difficult case and during surgery experienced lots of bleeding issues. Dr. Yao did extremely well under press and I am 100% satisfied with the results. I saw Dr. Yao for a total of 4 office visits. Each time he was very knowledge, understanding and listened to my concerns and husbands concerns. I would recommend him to anyone!
in Opelousas, LA |
Was very I'm formative and communities concerning my visit. That applied when I needed to alk o I'm via his assistant. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Houston, TX |
He is really smart and a great guy. He fixed my sinuses and it's so much better. He really listens and treats you as a competent patient. I highly recommend Cathy S
in Aberdare |
Excellent and very informative dr . Gives hope back to life
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Hospitals where Dr. Yao has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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