Top Docs 2014 Guide

Yanagisawa, Ken

  • Otolaryngology

Essential Information

Address 1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Website URL www.southernnewengland...

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 over 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 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 procedures.
An Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yanagisawa has been the Section 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.
Dr. Yanagisawa, a New Haven native, completed his residency at Yale. He is married to internist Julia Shi, M.D. and is the father of five.

Additional Information

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

Medical School: University of Connecticut

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

Organizations: Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
President, Connecticut Ear, Nose and Throat Society
Immediate Past President and Webmaster, New England Otolaryngological Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Vice Chair, Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Yanagisawa, Ken - New Haven, CT

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