William Lydiatt, MD
William  . Lydiatt, MD

William . Lydiatt, MD

School of Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Surgery


  • Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Panwar A, Rieke K, Burke WJ, Sayles H, Lydiatt WM, for the Prevention of Depression in Patients Being Treated for Head and Neck Cancer Trial (PROTECT) study group. Identification of Baseline Characteristics Associated With Development of Depression Among Patients With Head and Neck CancerA Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2228, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2018
  • Panwar A, Wang F, Lindau R, Militsakh O, Coughlin A, Smith R, Sayles H, Lydiatt D, Lydiatt W. Prediction of Discharge Destination following Laryngectomy.
     , Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2018
  • Militsakh O, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Interval E, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Panwar A. Development of Multimodal Analgesia Pathways in Outpatient Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and Association With Postoperative Opioid Prescription Patterns., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2018
  • Fletcher BS, Schumacher K, Cohen MZ, Kupzyk K, Lydiatt W. Understanding Functional Communication in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Using a Mixed Methods Design., Cancer Nursing, 2018
  • Panwar A, Militsakh O, Lindaa R, Coughlin A, Sayles H, Rieke KF, Lydiatt W Lydiatt D, Smith R. Impact of Primary Tracheoesophageal Puncture on Outcomes after Total Larygectomy, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 158, 103-109, 2018
  • Panwar A, Interval E, Lydiatt W. Emergence of a Novel Staging System for
    Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based on HPV Status. Oncology (WillistonPark). pii: 460212 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Oncology, 31(12) , 2017


  • Jay Grodin Memorial Lecture, Updates in Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Staging, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD. , 2018
  • The significance of the 2018 TNM changes. 12th Annual Columbia/Cornell Update in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York, NY. , 2018
  • Nebraska Methodist Foundation update on Head and Neck Service, 2018
  • Chair of panel for ASCO Update on Staging of Head and Neck Cancer, Chicago, IL, 2018
  • HPV in Head and Neck Cancer. 15 Annual Immunize Nebraska, Creighton University, 2018
  • Update in Staging 2018. Update in Head and Neck Cancer, Harvard Medical School., 2018
  • Value Based Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer. Estabrook Cancer Center Strategic Planning Meeting, 2018
  • Chair Panel on Implications of AJCC Staging Changes on Clinical Care: The Unknown Primary and Oropharyngeal Cancer  and AJCC Staging of HPV associated Oropharyngeal Cancer. AHNS annual meeting,, 2018
  • pTNM Refines Prognosis in Surgically Treated Patients. AHNS annual meeting, 2018
  • Centers of Excellence in Head and Neck Cancer Care. Dan Lydiatt symposium on health care, 2018

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Wellness Proposal for Head and Neck Surgery Team. PI Brett Haskell, Co-PI Wm Lydiatt. Methodist Foundation December 2018-PRESENT.

Awards and Honors

  • , 2018
  • , 2018