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September 2021

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Professional Background

Dr. Benjamin Yang is an Otolaryngology (or Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in College Station in 2011, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Professional Associations

Dr. Yang is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Triological Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Yang enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, strength training, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Fun Facts

As a resident, Dr. Yang visited Vietnam on a mission trip with several other ENT surgeons. They hiked and climbed the highest mountain on the peninsula, Mt. Fansipan, to the peak or “the Roof of Indochina.” The views above the clouds were “truly mesmerizing, but the wet socks were less than spectacular.”

Dr. Yang’s guilty pleasures are chocolate and the Avengers.

As a child, he wanted to become an NFL quarterback but “unfortunately never made it past 5 foot 8 inches in height.”

​With modern medicine changing at such a rapid pace, I believe in the value of lifelong learning and staying up to date on current evidence so my patients can have access to the most innovative technology and treatments available. But even more valuable is the importance of first listening to the patient to reach the correct diagnosis.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Byron Bailey Surgical Society Resident Research Award, UTMB, 2019
  • Highest OTE In-Service Score Award Junior Resident, UTMB, 2018
  • Collins-Hill Jr. Memorial Scholarship, McGovern Medical School, 2016
  • Recognition of Academic Achievement, McGovern Medical School, 2013
  • University Honors Program – Texas A&M University, 2008
  • National Merit Scholarship – National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2008
  • President’s Endowed Scholarship & Director’s Excellence Award – Texas A&M University, 2008 – 2011


  • Karam W, Yang B, Chaaban MR, Sowers LP. "Pharmacology in Otolaryngology." Crush Otolaryngology Boards. Nova Science Publishers Inc. 2019. pp. 15-26.
  • Higgins J, Yang B, Herrin N, Yarlagadda S, Le G, Ortiz B, Ali A, Infanger S. “Consumption of energy beverage is associated with attenuation of arterial endothelial flow-mediated dilatation.” World Journal of Cardiology. 2017; 9(2): 162-166. PMID 28289530
  • Higgins J, Yarlagadda S, Yang B. “Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks.” Beverages. 2015.

Poster Presentations

  • Yang B, Cook R, Makishima T. "Does the gender of the tester and subject affect auditory function in mice?" Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting, Coronado, CA, February 2020.
  • Yang B, Caceres K, Alava I. “Surgical Excision of Synovial Sarcoma of the Hypopharynx Using the Laparoscopic Ligasure Vessel Sealing System.” Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, Chicago, IL, May 2016.
  • Ferrell J, Yang B, Ramaswamy U, Alexander R, Alexander R. “The Novel Use of the Ligasure Vessel Sealing System in Endoscopic Laryngeal Surgery.” Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, Chicago, IL, May 2016.
  • Yang B, Ferrell J, Roy S. “Infected Branchial Cleft Cyst with Vocal Cord Paralysis in a 2-week-old.” Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, San Antonio, TX, December 2015.
  • Yang B, Zebda D, Bigcas JM, Yuksel S. “Surgical Management of Bilateral Second Branchial Cleft Anomalies in a 3-Year-Old Boy.” Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children, San Antonio, TX, December 2015.
  • Higgins J, Yang B, Ortiz B, Herrin N, Doolittle J, Kahlden K, Dayah T, Cassel D, Ali A. “Consumption of Energy Beverage is Associated with an Attenuation of Arterial Endothelial Flow-Mediated Dilatation.” Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2014.


  • “Does the Gender of the Tester and Subject Affect Auditory Function in Mice?” Byron Bailey Surgical Society Annual Meeting 2019
  • “Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tonsillectomy in Children (Update), Vietnam National ENT Hospital, Hanoi, 2019
  • “Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies,” UTMB Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, 2019
  • “Subglottic Stenosis,” UTMB Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, 2019
  • “Congenital Malformations of the Oral Cavity,” UTMB Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, 2018
  • “Review of Connective Tissue Diseases in Otolaryngology,” UTMB Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, 2018
  • “Laryngeal Carcinoma,” UTMB Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, 2017