Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA

Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Neurorhinology - Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery

Accepting New Patients

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.

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.

Professional Society Memberships

1. American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

2. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

3. American Rhinologic Society


Clinic Locations

PNI – Santa Monica 
2125 Arizona Ave, 1st Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-8701  |  Fax 310-315-4062

PNI – West Wilshire Medical Tower 
11645 Wilshire Blvd #600, Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-477-5558  |  Fax 310-477-7281 

PNI – South Bay 
5215 Torrance Blvd #300, Torrance, CA 90503

  • Medical Degree

    MD, University of British Columbia
    Master in Business Administration (MBA), Johns Hopkins University
    Master in Public Health (MPH), Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency

    University of British Columbia
  • Fellowship

    Neurorhinology - Advanced Sinus & Skull Base Surgery, Stanford University