Clarence Sasaki, MD, FACS

Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Otolaryngology Surgery: Head & Neck Cancer Surgery Program; Larynx Lab

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics | Head and Neck Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

MD Yale University (1966)
BA Pomona College, Claremont, CA (1962)
Fellow University of London, England
Fellow University of Zurich, Switzerland
Fellow University of Milan, Italy
Chief Resident Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT
Assistant Resident Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT
Assistant Resident Dartmouth Medical Center, Hanover, NH
Intern University of California, San Fransisco, San Francisco Hospital, San Fransisco, CA
Board Certification AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (1973)

Honors & Recognition

  • Giotakis-Psyrri AwardHellenic Society of Head and Neck Cancer (2016)

  • Newcomb AwardAmerican Laryngological Association (2014)

  • Daniel C. Baker LecturerAmerican Laryngological Association (2011)

  • Broyles-Maloney AwardAmerican Broncho-Esophageal Association (2011)

  • ALA AwardAmerican Laryngological Association (2010)

  • Chevalier Jackson AwardThe American Bronchoesophagological Association (2010)

  • Chevalier Jackson LecturerAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association (2009)

  • Guest of HonorAmerican Laryngological Association (2008)

  • The Broyles-Maloney AwardAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association (2004, 2018)

  • The Casselberry Award American Laryngological Association (1999)

  • Edmund Prince Fowler AwardTriological Society (1979)

  • First Prize (Clinical Research)American Academy of Otolaryngology (1972)

  • Keese PrizeYale School of Medicine (1966)


  • Cancer of the Head and Neck, Laryngeal Physiology Kiel-Windeweer, Netherlands (2008)

    Professor Sasaki is involved in a faculty and student research exchange with the Christian Albrechts University for five years focusing on head and neck cancer, sinus disease, and laryngeal physiology

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Contact Info

Clarence Sasaki, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
Yale Head & Neck Cancer ProgramYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Cancer CenterYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste North Pavilion

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Otolaryngology Surgery330 Cedar Street
PO Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Larynx Lab