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Dr. Kevin Yao, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified Neurosurgeon


Dr. Yao is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain and spine tumors. He obtained his medical training in New York at Columbia University (M.D.) and at Mount Sinai Medical Center (Neurosurgical Residency). Dr. Yao then completed a fellowship in complex brain and spine tumor surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He then joined the Neurosurgical faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where Dr. Yao served as Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center, Director of Spinal Oncology, and Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Tufts Medical Center. He subsequently returned to New York, where he maintains a busy private practice in New York City and suburban New Jersey. Dr. Yao also 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.

Dr. Kevin Yao’s Testimonials
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ABC’s The Doctors: Awake Brain Surgery: Watch as neurosurgeon Dr. Kevin Yao performs an awake brain surgery.

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

ABC’s The Doctors: Awake Brain Surgery Explained: Neurosurgeon Dr. Kevin Yao explains the type of tumor Lee had and why it was important for her to be conscious during the surgery.

Awake Brain Surgery – Dr. Kevin Yao Explains Awake Brain Surgery on News 12 New Jersey

Dr. Kevin Yao Giving Hope to Those with Trigeminal Neuralgia New Treatment Provides Relief From Horribly Painful ‘TN’ Disease

They hadn’t danced for 10 years. 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 his 80th birthday.

Dr. Kevin Yao: Precision Therapies for Neurological Cancers: New Depths, New Heights, The Lefcourt Treatment and Wellness Center, 2015-2018 Heightslights

Dr. Kevin Yao’s Recognitions

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2018


Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2017


New York Magazine Best Doctors 2017


2017 Inside Jersey Top Doctors


Dr. Yao Featured on ABC's The Doctors

Dr. Kevin Yao performed an amazing successful awake brain surgery on one of his patients.