Yin Ren

Yin Ren, MD, PHD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Accepting new patients
4.6 out of 5
  • 143 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 64 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

  • Ear Diseases
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Neurotology
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Hearing Loss
  • Meniere Disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Stapes Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Hearing Aids
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Otolaryngology

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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 San Diego Hillcrest Medic, La Jolla, CA
7/1/2019 - 6/30/2021

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

American Board of Otolaryngology/Neurotology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division


More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

143 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 07, 2024

    He was very friendly, knowledgeable and got to the bottom of my problem quickly.

  • Reviewed on May 06, 2024


  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024


  • Reviewed on Apr 28, 2024

    Listened and wasn't rushed

  • Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

    All was great!.

  • Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

    Dr. Ren asked questions to fill himself in on my medical history and how it could affect my issue. He went through all the options with us in a clear manner and answered any questions we had about them. Out of the three options he gave us he allowed us to pick the one that we wanted even if it was not what he thought would be best - it was. He also had a resident with him that showed the same level of professionalism.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2024


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 09/29/2023, Dr. Ren has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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