Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA

Michael Yong, MD


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Neurorhinology - Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery

Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and fellowship-trained in Neurorhinology – Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery. At Pacific Neuroscience Institute®, Dr. Yong provides full-service general Otolaryngology care, with an expertise in sinonasal and skull base disorders. He specializes in using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the treatment of nasal obstruction, smell disorders, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, facial pain, acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and benign and malignant tumors of the sinonasal cavities, among others. In addition, he works closely with a multidisciplinary team including his Neurosurgery colleagues to perform endoscopic endonasal surgeries that address benign and malignant skull base disorders in a way that maximizes preservation of function and quality of life.

Career Highlights

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Yong has a passion for promoting equitable access to healthcare. Through his research, he combines his expertise in health economics, population health, and clinical research to tackle issues in hearing loss and sinonasal disorders. His work on the importance of expanding access to hearing aids for the elderly and promotion of hearing screening in children has been published in many world-class academic journals including the World Health Organization Bulletin and the Lancet Global Health. More recently, he has published multiple studies that examine the cost-effectiveness of treatments for sinonasal disorders, including the evaluation of new therapeutics such as biologics for chronic sinusitis. With his unique perspective as a clinician-scientist, he hopes his research will expand access to care for more people as he continues to advocate for his patients and seek more cost-effective opportunities within the health care system. As such, he is an active presenter of this work at international conferences including the American Rhinologic Society, the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology, and the Gerentological Society of America.

Dr. Yong is a Canadian hailing from his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his Bachelors of Science in three years at Queen’s University in Ontario before making his way to the West Coast to study medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He remained there for his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. During residency, he completed a two-year research fellowship focused on hearing loss research at Johns Hopkins University while also earning a dual degree Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration. Following residency, he completed a highly respected fellowship at Stanford University where he specialized in advanced sinus and skull base surgery at the Stanford Sinus Center. He holds board certification in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in both the United States and Canada.


Affiliations, Education & Research

Professional Society Memberships/Honors
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Medical School, University of British Columbia
  • Residency, University of British Columbia
  • Fellowship - Neurorhinology - Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery, Stanford University
  • Master in Business Administration (M.B.A), John Hopkins University
  • Master in Public Health (M.P.H), John Hokins University

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