Clarence Takashi Sasaki MD, FACS

Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Cancer Center, Yale: Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program | Developmental Therapeutics

Surgery: Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Cancer Services; Larynx Lab

Developmental Therapeutics


Clarence T. Sasaki, MD, is a tenured Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Section of Otolaryngology. He received his BA from Pomona College in 1962 and his MD from Yale in 1966. He completed his residency at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in 1973 and has completed three clinical fellowships: 1) International Union Against Cancer with Professor Ettore Bocca, Milan, Italy, 1978. 2) International Union Against Cancer with Professor Ugo Fisch, Zurich, Switzerland, 1982. 3) International Union Against Cancer with Mr. Dai Davies, London, England, 1986.

Dr. Sasaki is listed in "Who's Who in the East," "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Cancer," "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care," "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" and "Who's Who in the World." He is listed among Woodward&White's "Best Doctors in America", Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors in New York Metro Area" and Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors."

Dr. Sasaki has developed Yale's Head and Neck Cancer Program and has a widely-based referral practice for tumors of the sinuses, ear, throat and neck.

Learn more about one of Yale Otolaryngology's surgeons.


  • B.A., Pomona College, Claremont, CA , 1962
  • M.D., Yale University , 1966

Selected Publication

  • Chernichenko N, Woo JS, Hundal J, Sasaki CT: Response of Cricopharyngeus Muscle to Esophageal Stimulation by Mechanical Distension, Acid and Bile Perfusion, accepted Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 2010

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • The Casselberry Award (1999) , American Laryngological Association
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