Yin Ren

Yin Ren, MD, PhD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

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About Me

A person’s ability to communicate defines who they are — and hearing is one of the most fundamental aspects of communication. That’s what drives my passion as an otolaryngology head and neck surgeon with a special focus on patients with hearing loss.

I specialize in treatment of disorders of the outer, middle and inner ear, as well as tumors of the temporal bone and skull base. I strive to deliver individualized, state-of-the-art and compassionate care to each patient. My goal is to get to know each patient so that together we can come up with the highest quality treatment plan using the most up-to-date technology.

I treat a range of conditions, including all conditions related to hearing and balance. Among these are infections of the ear (acute and chronic otitis media); cholesteatoma (abnormal skin growths in the ear); otosclerosis (fixation of the hearing bone resulting in hearing loss); vestibular schwannoma (a benign tumor growth on the hearing and balance nerve); Meniere’s disease; and superior semicircular canal dehiscence.

In addition, I have a PhD in medical engineering and medical physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a strong research interest in skull base tumor biology, neurofibromatosis type 2, nanotechnology for biomarker development and drug delivery, and clinical outcomes for patients after ear and skull base surgery. I’ve won multiple national awards and grants related to my research.

In my free time, I like to exercise, run, take photographs and travel.
  • Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in the field of otolaryngology
  • Research focus on biomarkers and novel treatments for skull base tumor

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Semicircular Canals
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Hearing Loss
  • Meniere Disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Hearing Aids
  • Ear Diseases
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neurotology
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Otolaryngology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
7/1/2006 - 5/29/2014


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

6/13/2014 - 6/30/2015


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2019


University of California Medical Center at San Diego, San Diego, CA

7/1/2019 - 6/30/2021

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

Academic Information

My Department


More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Ren has reported no relationships with companies or entities.