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Wendell Yarbrough, MD

Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS

Otolaryngology (ENT) New Haven, CT

Professor & Chief Otolaryngology Yale School of Medicine; Director, H&N Disease Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Co-Director, Molecular Virology Program, Yale Cancer Center

Office Address

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  • Otolaryngology, Yale School of Medicine, Dana Clinic Building
    789 Howard Ave, B- Room 23
    New Haven, CT 06519
    Phone: (203) 785-4862
    Fax: (203) 737-8851

Dr. Yarbrough's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Human papillomavirus 16; transoral robotic; Salivary Gland Neoplasms

Dr. Yarbrough's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical InstructorUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (1996-2001); Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics (2000-2001); Assistant Professor Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2001-2001);Associate Professor with Tenure, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (2001-2003)
  • Associate Professor with TenureUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Associate Professor with Tenure, Biochemistry & Biophysics (2001-2003)
  • Professor and Chief OtolaryngologyYale School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
    Professor, Department of Pathology (2013-present)
  • Barry and Amy Baker Chair in Laryngeal, Head and Neck ResearchVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • ProfessorVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Co-leaderVanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Adjunct Associate Professor SurgeryMeharry Medical College
    Nashville, TN
  • Professor with TenureVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Associate ProfessorVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Associate Professor with TenureVanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
    Associate Professor with Tenure, Cancer Biology (2003-2012); Director, Barry Baker Laboratory of Head and Neck Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology (2003-2012); Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (2006-2012)
  • Chief OtolaryngologyVA Medical Center
    Nashville, TN
  • Associate ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Yarbrough's Education & Medical Training

  • Vanderbilt Owens School of ManagementVanderbilt Owens School of ManagementOther Training, MMHC, Business
  • Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of ManagementVanderbilt Owen Graduate School of ManagementOther Training, MMHC
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsFellowship, Hematology/Oncology
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, Otolaryngology
  • U of NC at Chapel Hill Sch of MedUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Yarbrough's Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical LicenseCT State Medical License2012 - 2014
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology

Dr. Yarbrough's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Professional Research Consultants (PRC)5-star Patient Satisfaction Awards for Overall Quality of Doctor CareProfessional Research Consultants (PRC), 2011
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America & SLD Industries, Inc.America’s Top PhysiciansConsumers’ Research Council of America & SLD Industries, Inc., 2010
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.Distinguished Service Award in Scientific Programs, Exhibits, Continuing Education Courses and Instructional CourseAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation., 2004
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Dr. Yarbrough's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Diagnostic SOX10 gene signatures in salivary adenoid cystic and breast basal-like carcinomasIvanov SV, Panaccione A, Nonaka D, Prasad ML, Boyd KL, Brown B, Guo Y, Sewell A, Yarbrough WG, British Journal of Cancer, 1/1/2013
  • AlloDerm and DermaMatrix implants for parotidectomy reconstruction: a histologic study in the rat modelAthavale SM, Rangarajan S, Dharamsi L, Wentz S, Phillips S, McRackan T, Yarbrough WG, Head & Neck, 1/1/2013
  • Proteomic Analysis of Oropharyngeal Carcinomas Reveals Novel HPV-Associated Biological PathwaysSlebos, R., Jehmlich, N., Brown, B., Yin, Z., Chung, C., Yarbrough, W., Liebler, D., International Journal of Cancer, 1/1/2013
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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