William R. Yorns, Jr., DO, is a Pediatric Neurologist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Yorns specializes in treating patients with epilepsy and migraines.


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Connecticut Children's Medical Center

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Drexel University College of Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology With Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Yorns, WR. Neurologic Disorders Affecting the Foot and Ankle. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2021; in press.
  • Yorns, WR, Khurana, D, Carvalho, Legido, A, Hardison H, Valencia, I. Efficacy of Lacosamide as Adjunctive Therapy in Children with Refractory Epilepsy. J Child Neuro. 2014; 29(1); 23-7.
  • Yorns, WR, Hardison, HH. Mitochondrial dysfunction in migraine. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2013; 20(3):188-93.
  • Shoar Z, Dunne C, Yorns WR, De Luca F, Rezvani G. Diabetic ketoacidosis with cerebral hemorrhage and alpha coma in an adolescent female. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013; 26(5-6); 561-4.
  • Yorns WR, Valencia I, Jayaraman A, Sheth S, Legido A, Goldenthal MJ. Buccal swab analysis of mitochondrial enzyme deficiency
    and DNA defects in a child with suspected Myoclonic Epilepsy and Ragged Red Fibers. J Child Neurol 2012; 27(3): 398-401
  • Yorns WR, Blaise JH, Bronzino JD: Frequency–dependent changes in the paired-pulse index in the hippocampus of the freely
    moving adult male rat. Experimental Neurol 2004; 186: 104-108.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 105 Newtown Road in Danbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Danbury

105-A Newtown Road
Danbury, CT06810
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

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Most Recent Comments

February 2, 2024
Very caring doctor & nurses
February 2, 2024
Very thoughtful and purposeful in interactions. Takes time to speak directly to my daughter. Wants her feedback.
February 2, 2024
Dr. Yorns is always informative about treatment options and allows us to decide on the kind of treatment we prefer. He is also very responsive in the MyChart app whenever I have a question especially if I forgot to mention/ask something that I forgot during the days visit.
January 1, 2024
Dr. Yorns did a fabulous job at sensing that my son was extremely anxious about his headaches and tailored not just what he said- but most importantly how he said it- so that my son felt valued and listened to. I've never had a provider so thorough in their physical exam and explanation to put such perspective on things. Extremely caring physician!
January 1, 2024
Dr. Yorns is MAGNIFICENT and the only reason we continue to use CT Children's. He hears me out regarding concerns and pushes for our daughter to have a voice in her own care. He specifically said he does not want to talk about her infront of her without her having a voice, and while cognitively she struggles to understand what is going on with herself, he does an INCREDIBLE job explaining things and Inviting her into the conversation.
December 12, 2023
Both Doctor and Attending were great, warm, professional, appeared very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Dr. Yorns has a great natural professional authority and we felt re-assured about the difficult Issues at hand.
October 10, 2023
Dr. Muy amable y cortez. Respondi? todas mis dudas e inquietudes. Muy muy agradable
August 8, 2023
Dr. Yorns is amazing! We absolutely love him and highly recommend him to others.
August 8, 2023
Dr. Yorns is so personal and attentive. He is truly interested in his patients.
August 8, 2023
Dr. Yorns always takes the necessary time to explain everything and no matter how many times we ask the same questions he is so patient and understanding.
August 8, 2023
Dr Yorns is a phenomenal doctor. Our son has seen him since he was a baby and the continued care and concern this neurologist shows is so appreciated.
July 7, 2023
Dr. Yorns is the absolute best, and has such a good rapport with my son.
June 6, 2023
Have seen Dr Yorns before he joined this practice. He has always given me and my child excellent care. He talked to my child and allows her to be a great part of her care.