Top Docs 2013 Guide

Yanagisawa, Ken

  • Otolaryngology

Essential Information

Address 1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT

Dr. Ken Yanagisawa is a second-generation ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist who followed his father, Dr. Eiji Yanagisawa, a pioneer in ENT endoscopy, into the otolaryngology practice he established in New Haven over 50 years ago. A leader in the state’s ENT community for 20 years, he enjoys treating both children and adults—from in office management of ear, nose, and throat diseases to advanced surgical and laser treatments. His practice offers hearing aids, endoscopic examinations and procedures of the vocal cords and sinuses, hearing, balance and allergy testing and allergy shots. “ENT brings together everything I like about medicine—patient-focused medical care and intricate surgical procedures,” he says.
Dr. Yanagisawa, a New Haven native, completed his residency at Yale. Husband to Julia Shi, M.D., an internist, and a father of five, he has an affinity for treating ENT conditions in children. “I really enjoy interacting with kids and adults, helping them transition from illness to wellness.” He also has a special interest in sinus surgery including the innovative balloon sinus dilation performed in-office or in the operating room.
An assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yanagisawa has been the chief of otolaryngology at Yale New-Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael campus since 2009. Under his leadership, Saint Raphael campus has been lauded for its state-of-the art ENT surgical care. He has published more than 70 articles in ENT textbooks and medical journals.
As the president of the Connecticut Ear, Nose and Throat Society, he advocates on behalf of physicians and patients on important health care policy issues with the state’s General Assembly. Beyond his private practice, Dr. Yanagisawa is committed to promoting community health and wellness, organizing free head and neck cancer screenings annually at Saint Raphael’s and supporting similar events throughout Connecticut. His many volunteer commitments include leadership roles in local youth sports, UConn medical alumni functions, and serving as preceptor to premedical and medical students.

Additional Information

Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
President, Connecticut Ear, Nose and Throat Society
President and Webmaster, New England Otolaryngological Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
UConn Medical Alumni Advisory Board (Immediate Past President)

Medical School: University of Connecticut

Hospital Affiliations: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Griffin Hospital
Milford Hospital
MidState Medical Center
Middlesex Hospital

Other Office Locations: 497 Main St., Ansonia • (203) 734-9291
299 Washington Ave., Hamden • (203) 288-3288 247 Broad St., Milford • (203) 877-6001

Practice: Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP

Yanagisawa, Ken - New Haven, CT

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