Our Surgeons

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Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Section Chief

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology

Section Chief, Otolaryngology

Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program

Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biography

Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC is the Section Chief of Otolaryngology Department of Surgery, Director of the Head & Neck Disease Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Co-Director of the Molecular Virology Program in the Yale Cancer Center.


Dr. Yarbrough was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also attended medical school and completed residency and fellowship. He joins Yale from Vanderbilt University where he was the Co-Leader of the Thoracic and Head and...

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Mark Bianchi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biography

Mark S. Bianchi, MD, is Board Certified in Otolaryngology Surgery and Sleep Medicine. He is passionate about helping patients who have sleep disturbances and health issues due to sinus blockages and pituitary tumors. He offers his patients advanced, minimally invasive surgical treatment and management of their conditions, specializing in sleep disorders, rhinology, general otolaryngology, sinus surgery, and sleep apnea.

Dr. Bianchi earned his medical degree from Yale University and completed his...

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Benjamin Judson, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology

Medical Director, Ambulatory Clinics, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Biography

Dr. Judson specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. He is passionate about achieving the best possible results for his patients, tailoring minimally invasive surgical approaches to each patient and their condition, reducing possible aesthetic and functional side effects. His clinical interests include oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx tumors, salivary tumors, thyroid malignancies, skin cancers, and sinonasal tumors. He attended Middlebury...

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R Peter Manes, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biography

R. Peter Manes, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. He is committed to improving the lives of patients with benign and malignant nasal and sinus tumors. He offers heartfelt care and the latest, minimally invasive techniques.

He attended Georgetown University and received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. After completing a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, he completed a fellowship in rhinology...

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Saral Mehra, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biography

Dr. Saral Mehra earned his Medical Degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He then completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During residency Dr. Mehra was awarded the Department’s research award twice, the Department’s teaching award at his graduation, and the Distinguished House...

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Elias Michaelides, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pediatrics

Director, Yale Hearing & Balance Program

Otolaryngology Program Director

Biography

Elias Michaelides, MD, is a neurotologist and skull base surgeon who provides compassionate support and advanced surgical care for patients with lateral skull base tumors and tumors of the ears and temporal bone. He received a BA for Cornell University and his MD from SUNY-Stony Brook. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. After completing a Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute, he...

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Clarence Sasaki, MD, FACS

Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biography

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...

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Nwanmegha Young, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biography

Nwanmegha Young, MD, has clinical expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of voice disorders, including care of the performing voice. Dr. Young is an expert in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders of the larynx and treatment with botulinum. He serves as the Program Site Director at the West Haven VA.

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