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Sho Yano

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Young Sho Yano wearing eyeglasses and checkered polo

1990 (age 30-31)


Humble genius earns medical degree at 21

Sho Timothy Yano (矢野 祥, Yano Shō, born 1990, Portland, Oregon) is an American physician. Yano is a (now adult) child prodigy and has an estimated IQ of 200.


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Life and education

Sho Yano wearing eyeglasses, black coat and white long sleeves while smiling

Yano's father, Katsura, is originally from Japan and his mother, Kyung, is originally from South Korea. Yano reportedly was reading by age two, writing by age three, playing classical music on the piano at age four, and composing by age five. He went to the Mirman School as a child. After scoring 1500 out of 1600 on the SAT at age eight, he graduated from the American School of Correspondence at age nine then entered Loyola University Chicago also at age nine, graduating summa cum laude at age 12. He then entered the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program), which is designed for those seeking to earn an MD and PhD. He was awarded a PhD in molecular genetics and cell biology there in 2009, at the age of 18. He entered his second year of medical school at the University of Chicago in 2009, becoming at age 21 the youngest person to graduate with an MD from the University of Chicago, for which he has been called a "real-life Doogie Howser". He is currently a pediatric neurology resident at the University of Chicago.

Sho Yano wearing eyeglasses, lab gown, white long sleeves and blue bow tie

According to Yano, he owes much of his success to his mother, who noticed his superior intellectual capabilities at an early age and helped encourage and motivate him through rigorous academic enrichment. His mother also homeschooled him through the 12th grade, saying she felt other students his age wouldn't be as interested in their studies. Sho's younger sister Sayuri (born 1996) also exhibits prodigious talents in both academic studies and music; she is, as of 2010, a graduate at Roosevelt University with a Bachelor of Science in biology degree. She is currently a B.M. student majoring in violin performance at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

Sho Yano wearing eyeglasses, beige coat and gray inner shirt in his interview at Heart to Heart


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