Dr. Yao is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of brain and spine disorders, cancer, and tumors. He obtained his medical training at Columbia University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. From 2004-2010, he served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center, Director of Spinal Oncology, and Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In 2010, he returned to New York, where he maintains a busy private practice in New York City and suburban New Jersey. Dr. Yao holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he continues to be actively involved in teaching and research. Dr. Yao strives to maximize each patient’s quality of life by restoring and preserving neurological function.