Clarence Takashi 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 & 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.

Learn more about one of Yale Otolaryngology's surgeons.

Education & Training

MD Yale University (1966)
BA Pomona College, Claremont, CA (1962)
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
Fellow University of Zurich, Switzerland
Fellow University of Milan, Italy
Fellow University of London, England
Board Certification AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (1973)

Honors & Recognition

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

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Newcomb AwardAmerican Laryngological Association (2014)

  • Daniel C. Bohen LecturerAmerican Laryngological Association (2011)

  • ALA AwardAmerican Laryngological Association (2010)

  • Jackson AwardThe American Bronchoesophagological Association (2010)

  • Chevalier Jackson LecturerAmerican Broncho-Esophagological Association (2009)

  • Guest of HonorAmerican Laryngological Association (2008)

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly (2007)

  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (2007)

  • Who's Who in American Education (2007)

  • The Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine (2006)

  • Top Doctors N.Y. Metro Area (2005, 2008)

  • The Best Doctors - N.Y. Metro AreaCastle Connolly Medical (2005)

  • America’s Top PhysiciansConsumers’ Research Council of America (2005)

  • Who’s Who in Medical Science Education (2005)

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly Medical (2004, 2007)

  • The Broyles-Maloney Award American Broncho-Esophagological Association (2004)

  • America's Top PysiciansConsumers Research Council of America (2003)

  • Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons, NY Metro areasNew York Magazine (2002)

  • The Casselberry Award American Laryngological Association (1999)

  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (1998)

  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare (1997)

  • Who's Who in the World (1995)

  • Who's Who in Cancer (1985)

  • Who's Who in America (1984, 2008)

  • Edmund Prince Fowler AwardTriological Society (1979)

  • Reese PrizeYale School of Medicine (1966)


  • Cancer of the Head and Neck, Sinus Disease, and Inner Ear Physiology 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 inner ear physiology

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Contact Info

Clarence Takashi 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

Larynx Lab