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Otolaryngology Residency Program

Welcome to the Yale Otolaryngology Residency website!

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R. Peter Manes, MD, FACS

Our residency program continues to stay focused on providing excellent clinical training while also providing the tools, experiences, and perspective that otolaryngologists need for a successful career on a variety of career paths and in the ever-evolving healthcare environment.

We are proud to have graduates who have gone on to be leaders in academics advancing the science of our field, in education training future generations of otolaryngologists, and as clinical leaders in a variety of practice settings.

Please check out the rest of our residency program website. Some highlights of what going on with our program include:

  • Active and supportive community of residents. Check out some of what they have been up to on Instagram:
  • Elective opportunities during the 4th year during which residents can pick an area for additional clinical experience or training.
  • Extensive hands-on laboratory and simulation based educational programs including hands-on training in facial trauma and plating, endoscopic and endoscopic skull base surgery, local flaps and repairs, and of course, temporal bone dissection.

Please come visit for a sub-internship rotation if you are a medical student. There are weekly educational sessions just for sub-interns as well as the regular educational activities. Also don’t hesitate to reach with any questions.

R. Peter Manes, MD, FACS
Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Division of Otolaryngology
Yale School of Medicine

Residency Leadership

  • Residency Program Director

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology Surgery; Clinical Site Director (YPB), Otolaryngology Surgery

    R. Peter Manes, MD is an Associate 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 and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Surgeon whose clinical interests include allergic rhinitis, nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, nasal and sinus tumors, nasal manifestations of systemic disease and endoscopic management of lacrimal obstruction and Graves’ orbitopathy. His research focuses on evaluation of emerging technologies, and novel methods for the management of chronic rhinosinusitis.
  • Associate Program Director

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    Dr. Yan Ho Lee joined Yale University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2017. Dr. Lee completed an otolaryngology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she also completed a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. She is double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  She is involved with teaching residents and medical students.  She has a strong interest in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery, repair of traumatic defects of the face and scalp, removal of skin cancers and MOHS reconstruction, treatment for facial nerve paralysis, and nonsurgical treatment of wrinkles and aging face and neck.  Her research interests include investigating biomarkers that correspond to the aging process, studying the effect of various cartilaginous autografts in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, and optimizing facial fracture management.
  • Assistant Program Director, Intern Year

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    Sarah Maurrasse, MD, is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon with an interest in endoscopic airway surgery, airway reconstruction, and pediatric robotic surgery. Dr. Maurrasse also treats the entire spectrum of pediatric ENT disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, sinusitis, ear infections, hearing loss, and congenital neck masses. She is a member of Yale Medicine’s Pediatric Aerodigestive Program. “Aerodigestive deals with the complex interaction of the respiratory tract, lungs, and digestive tract including problems with breathing, voice, and swallowing,” Dr. Maurrasse explains. “We work with our pulmonary, gastrointestinal, pediatric surgery, and speech and language pathology colleagues to provide multidisciplinary care for complex children.” “Many kids who are born prematurely require breathing tubes and sometimes tracheostomies. We have the technology to keep premature infants alive, but, as a result, it can sometimes cause scarring and problems with normal development of the airway,” she says. To treat such problems, Dr. Maurrasse reconstructs the airway. “This allows us to remove the trach tube and give the child better quality of life,” she says. Dr. Maurrasse says she was drawn to surgery because she likes working with her hands—and to ENT in particular because of the breadth of procedures it offers. Otolaryngologists operate on “intricate, delicate, and important anatomical structures” and can have a “huge impact on quality of life by treating conditions that affect patients’ daily lives,” she says. “And I love working with kids. They bring such light and life to the practice of medicine. I enjoy talking to them and explaining complex matters to their parents and helping them through difficult times.” Additionally, Dr. Maurrasse has an interest in medical education and the use of cutting-edge technology in pediatric otolaryngology.