Dr. Sho Yano is an Asian-American prodigy with an estimated IQ of 200. His father is from Japan and his mother is from South Korea.
Dr. Yano showed signs of exceptional abilities at a very early age- he started reading at the age of 2, writing by the age of 3, composing music by age 5 and scored 1,500 out of 1,600 on SAT at the age of 8. In the following year, at the age of 9, he entered Loyola University of Chicago which made him the youngest person to get into college in the U.S., and three years later, he entered medical school to persuade his dream of becoming a doctor. And at the age of 21, he graduated from the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (MD), where he also received a PhD in molecular genetics and cell biology, and now, he is the youngest MD from University of Chicago and the second youngest MD in history.
Despite his remarkable achievement, Dr. Yano humbly says that “I got through training early [but] my dream is to have a real achievement: finding anything that would be helpful to people in general and just knowing that I’m going to help someone. That would be great.” He also said that he’d rather be described as “a gifted person” than “a genius”, and he is accountable to God for using his gift wisely.
On HEART TO HEART, we’ve invited this humble and warm-hearted Dr. Sho Yano, to talk about his