LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Sho Yano became the youngest M.D. in history to graduate from the University of Chicago this week. But while Sho Yano is proud of his Doogie Howser association, an erroneous report claims that Yano is to become the “Youngest M.D. In History” graduating from a U.S. university. For now that record remains with Bala Ambati.
Yano graduated this week from Pritzker School of Medicine. He began college at age nine 9. After becoming the youngest M.D. graduate at the University of Chicago, Yano tells news that he will start his residency training pediatric neurology. Having studied molecular genetics and cell biology, Yano may hold a University of Chicago record, but not the national record.
That record is still held by Dr. Bala Ambati. In 1995, Bala Ambati graduated at age 17 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Yano tells news this week “I never understood that… Why would being allowed to challenge yourself be considered more damaging that being totally bored?”
Dr. Joel Scwab, a professor of pediatrics, said of Yano “I remember interviewing him… this nice, polite, 11-year-old boy, dressed in a little suit. He was never going to be among typical 11-year-olds, where his mother would drive him to Little League. He was going to be a doctor.”