Dr. Kevin Yao is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain and spine tumors.

He attained his medical training in New York at Columbia University (M.D.) and at Mount Sinai Medical Center (Neurosurgical Residency). Dr. Yao completed a fellowship in complex brain and spine tumor surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, after which he joined the Neurosurgical faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Yao served as Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center, Director of Spinal Oncology, and Director of Gamma Knife and Stererotactic Radiosurgery at Tufts Medical Center. He subsequently returned to New Jersey where he maintains a busy private practice in suburban New Jersey and New York City. Dr. Yao is Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he is actively involved in teaching and research. Dr. Yao strives to maximize each patient’s quality of life by restoring and preserving neurological function.

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Outstanding Reputation

Dr. Kevin Yao has been recognized many times over the course of his career, both by his peers and by some of the top industry publications.


Hear what our patients have to say about the level of care provided by Dr. Yao and Metropolitan Neurosurgery.

ABC’s The Doctors: Lee discusses the seizure that led to her diagnosis. Plus, learn how she felt when Dr. Yao told her about the procedure.

Mr. Christmas was suffering from chronic low back pain radiating to his legs. Dr. Yao gave them hope; so he had his surgery in early 2016. The Christmas’s were able to dance to their song, “Summer Wind” for the first time in 10 years on his 80th birthday.

Thank you, Dr. Yao!

A thank you letter that one of our doctors, Kevin Yao, received: ” November 2023 Dear Dr. Yao, I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to you for the remarkable surgery you performed on me. Your skill, dedication, and compassion have given me a new lease on life, and I can’t thank you enough.

Before the surgery, I was unable to walk and burdened with pain and discomfort. You not only performed the surgery with precision but also provided me with the hope and confidence I needed during the entire process. Your expertise and the care of your entire team made all the difference. Thanks to your efforts, I am now able to walk again, and the feeling of independence and freedom is beyond words…

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