Yin Yiu, MD

Otolaryngology, Laryngology

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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About Me

Dr. Yiu is a physician on the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine roster. From wellness strategies to complex vocal care and recovery, she is familiar with the nuance and anatomy of the singing voice and offers unique medical and ethical services to artists performing in all genres.

Dr. Yin Yiu is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in the care of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She also maintains a practice taking care of patients with general ENT issues such as sinus disease, disorders of the thyroid and parotid glands, and neck masses.

After growing up in Texas, she completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University before returning to Houston for her medical education and surgical internship at Baylor College of Medicine. She then pursued residency training in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery with the highly-ranked ENT department at the Ohio State University. She completed a year of advanced fellowship training in laryngology (voice, swallowing, and airway disorders) in New York City through the Voice and Swallowing Institute at Columbia University Medical Center and the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medicine. She feels privileged to have had the unique experience of caring for high-level voice professionals and performers in New York and is eager to share that expertise with the community in her hometown of Houston.

Dr. Yiu maintains broad clinical interests encompassing the breadth of laryngology and hopes to help care for patients with diverse voice, airway, and swallowing pathologies. She has published peer-reviewed research and presented nationally on a variety of topics including vocal fold atrophy, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, airway stenosis, and thyroid cancer. She also has a passion for education and plans to maintain lifelong educational pursuits including the training of resident physicians and medical students alongside her clinical and research endeavors.

Clinical Interests

Voice disorders
Care of professional and performing voice                           
Vocal fold paralysis and paresis
Benign vocal fold lesions                                       
Laryngeal cancer and pre-cancerous lesions
Spasmodic dysphonia 
Essential vocal tremor
Aging voice
Airway disorders
Airway stenosis
Swallowing disorders/dysphagia
Cricopharyngeal dysfunction
Laryngopharyngeal reflux
Chronic cough

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery | 2019
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 2013
Surgery | Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 2014
Otolaryngology | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio | 2018
Laryngology | NY Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia & Cornell Universities, New York, New York | 2019
  • Houston Methodist Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1701, Houston, TX 77030
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    Dr. Yin Yiu and/or office staff speak English and Spanish