Minnesota Ear Institutes

Ear Centers of Excellence for the Twin Cities!

Ear Specialists are ENT physicians with additional advanced training in ear surgery and disorders of hearing and balance.  Although most ENTs learn during their training the treatment of ear disorders, those with advanced training and expertise who see patients with complex ear problems on a daily basis can provide expert advice and offer specialized treatment.

Ear Specialists

Dr. Joshua Yorgason

Dr. Yorgason graduated from Columbia University in 2000 with honors, and in 2004 from Columbia College of Physicians and surgeons.  He training in Dallas, TX for 1 year at UT Southwestern in general surgery, and then did a one-year research fellowship at the prestigious House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, where cochlear implants were developed in the US.  He completed his Ear, Nose and Throat residency at the University of Utah, and then practiced for 3 years with ENT Specialists in Salt Lake City, where he continues to consult on ear-specific treatments, and cared for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Medical Center.  He joined Dr. Paparella for an advanced otology/neurotology fellowship in Minneapolis, MN, where he helped continue the Paparella cochlear Implant program, and where he participated in the Advance Otology Fellowship Consortium. As an information and website specialist, he has enjoyed helping other ENT graduates find fellowship programs through this consortium of fellowships.  He then practiced in Bismarck, ND for 2 years at Sanford Health, where he helped establish the cochlear implant program in Bismarck, and performed the first bilateral pediatric cochlear implant in North Dakota.  He has now returned to the twin cities, to partner with the internationally acclaimed Paparella Institute, where he sees patients in their Minneapolis clinic.   He has now established the NEW MN EAR & SINUS CENTER in Blaine, MN.   He also sees patients in Duluth at Essenia Health.  Dr. Yorgason has extensive experience in pediatric ENT.   He has privileges in the Fairview, Allina, and North Memorial hospitals and surgery centers, as well as at Masonic Children’s, Gillette Children’s, and Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota.  For more information on Dr. Yorgason, please read his resume, or curriculum vitae(CV) below.

Dr. Yorgason’s CV

Practice Locations

You can bee seen by an Ear Specialist endorsed by EarInstitutes.com at the following locations in the twin cities area:


Dr. Josh Yorgason – NEW Blaine Location!

4365 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Suite 106
Blaine, MN 55449

For an appointment call 763-296-EARS (3277).


 Paparella Ear, Head and Neck Institute

Dr. Josh Yorgason – Minneapolis Location!

701 25th Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

For an appointment call 612-339-2836


Essential Health Ear, Nose & Throat

Essentia Health

Duluth Location!

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building

502 E 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55805

For an appointment call (218) 786-3233