Yanagisawa, Ken

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1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511

Last Updated: March 30, 2017

About Yanagisawa, Ken

KEN YANAGISAWA, M.D., FACS

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 24 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 combines my favorite elements of medicine—patient-focused medical care and intricate surgical procedures,” he says. He especially has an affinity for treating children.

Despite the ever-mounting challenges and intricacies of the new health care paradigms, he remains unwavering in his delivery of healthcare-to establish a solid and trusting rapport with his patients, listen to and understand their issues, and provide optimal current treatment options. 

An Assistant Clinical Professor at both the Yale School of Medicine and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Quinnipiac University), Dr. Yanagisawa has been the Section Chief of Otolaryngology at Yale New-Haven Hospital’s Saint Raphael campus since 2009. He has published more than 90 articles in ENT textbooks and medical journals. 

As the Past President of the Connecticut Ear, Nose and Throat Society and UConn Medical Alumni Association, he advocates on behalf of physicians and patients on vital 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 and supporting annual free head and neck cancer screenings at multiple hospitals throughout Connecticut. His many volunteer commitments include leadership roles in local youth sports 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. 

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Connecticut 

HOSPITALS

Yale-New Haven Hospital 

Griffin Hospital

Milford Hospital

MidState Medical Center

Middlesex Hospital

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryn- gology-Head and Neck Surgery

Past President, Connecticut Ear, Nose and Throat Society

Past President and Webmaster, New England Otolaryngological Society

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Secretary, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EAR, NOSE, THROAT & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP, LLP, MANAGING PARTNER

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