UTHSC ENT - Dr. Robert Yawn - Ear Specialist

Robert Yawn, M.D.: Ear Specialist at UTHSC ENT

Today, we’re excited to profile one of the premiere hearing and balance specialists in the country, our very own Dr. Robert Yawn!

As we’ll outline, Dr. Yawn is no ordinary ear doctor. He boasts additional fellowship-training in skull base surgery, experience in endoscopic ear surgery, and is one of the only doctors in the region who offers cochlear implants.

Let’s get to know him!

About Dr. Yawn

Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)


Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Surgery
The Otology Group of Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)

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Premiere Ear Specialist in Memphis: How can Dr. Yawn help you?

Hearing and balance issues are very common and can impact people at any age. Every patient with a hearing and balance disorder has a different story. At UTHSC ENT, our goal is to understand your symptoms and develop a personal solution that meets your goals with respect to your hearing and balance.

Our Dream Team offers the latest technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these orders, including “incision-less” endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implantation, and skull base surgery. Our hearing specialists work to reconnect you to your loved ones, and our balance team will work with you to help you get back control over your life from vertigo.

As Director of Otology (study of the ear) Dr. Yawn is on the cutting edge of these procedures. Patients benefit not only from his world class expertise, but the collaborative efforts of our entire team.

Issues We Treat Include (But Not Limited To):

  Hearing loss
  Cochlear implants
  Cerumen impaction/Ear wax removal
  Eardrum perforation
  Hearing loss
  Hearing aids
  Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  Cholesterol Granuloma
  Migraine-associated vertigo
  Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  Meniere’s Disease
  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  Vertibular Neuronitis
  Vestibular Schwannoma/Acoustic Neuroma
  Glomus Tumors of the ear
  Middle Ear Meningioma
  Middle ear infections/Otitis Media
  External ear infections/Otitis Externa/Swimmer’s ear
  Fungal ear infections
  Tinnitus/ear ringing

If you’d like to read more about cochlear implants–a game-changing procedure that can potentially cure deafness–click here!

World Class Treatment: What Makes Dr. Yawn Different?

Robert Yawn has additional advanced training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery. This is a separate board certification through the American Board of Otolaryngology, giving him expertise in taking care of complex hearing and balance disorders.

This includes in endoscopic (incision-less) ear surgery to repair ear drums, advanced training in adult and pediatric cochlear implantation (a biomedical prosthesis that restores hearing in patients that no longer benefit from hearing aids), and also expertise in lateral skull base surgery.

As a part of a multidisciplinary UTHSC skull base team, Dr. Yawn can take out certain brain tumors accessed surgically through the ear to minimize complications from treatment.

A thought-leading ear specialist, Dr. Yawn has 50 publications in peer reviewed medical journals and medical textbooks and has presented at 40 presentations at local, national, and international otolaryngology research meetings.

But beyond the depth and breadth of his expertise, Dr. Yawn’s focus is always on you, the patient.

In his words:

I take pride in taking as much time to answer questions, explain diagnoses and treatment options so that patients leave the office empowered with knowledge of what’s happening with their bodies.

Simply put: if you have a hearing or balance issue, Dr. Robert Yawn should be your first call! 901-272-6051

Schedule your appointment today!

Robert Yawn, M.D.

Robert Yawn, M.D.

Director, Hearing & Balance

UTMP Head & Neck Surgery
Suite 260
1325 Eastmoreland Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Make an appointment: 
Call: 901-272-6051