William Lydiatt, MD
William  . Lydiatt, MD

William . Lydiatt, MD

School of Medicine, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Surgery


  • Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Lydiatt W, Panwar A: Chapter 6- Evaluation and Staging of Oral Cancers. In Oral Cancer: Evaluation, Therapy, and Rehabilitation. Edited by Carole Fakhry, David Eisle, Ana Kiess, and Alexander Pazoki. Thieme Publishers, NY., 2018


  • Vicki L. Plano Clark, June Eilers, Naomi Kigondu, Carol Geary, Kevin Kupzyk, William M. Lydiatt, Rudy P. Lackner, Quan Ly. Methodological Considerations for the Design and Implementation of a Fully Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study. Research in Nursing & Health. Published online. Article ID: NUR22133. Article DOI: 10.1002/nur.22133. Internal Article ID: 17047082 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nur.22133, Research in Nursing & Health, 2021
  • Unambiguous Advanced Radiologic Extranodal Extension Determined by MRI Predicts Worse Outcomes in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Potential Improvement for Future Editions of N Category Systems., Radiology and Oncology, 2021
  • Lydiatt, M, Lydiatt W. Why Teachers and Learners of Medicine Need Portraiture. AMA Journal of Ethics accepted. PMID #32580825., American Medical Association, 2020
  • Association of multimodal analgesia with perioperative safety and opioid use following head and neck microvascular reconstruction Navdeep R Sayal, Oleg Militsakh, Sarah Aurit, John Hufnagle, Lester Hubble, William Lydiatt, Daniel Lydiatt, Robert Lindau, Andrew Coughlin, Angela Osmolak, Aru Panwar, Head Neck, 2020
  • Lydiatt WM. Commentary on “The effect of depth of invasion on node negative tongue cancer staging”. DOI: 10.1002/hed.25782, Head Neck, 2019
  • Anery PatelValerie ShostromKelly TreudeWilliam Lydiatt,Russell SmithWhitney Goldner. Serum Thyroglobulin: Preoperative Levels and Factors Affecting Postoperative Optimal Timing following Total Thyroidectomy International Journal of Endocrinology Article ID 1384651, 8 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1384651, 2019, 2019
  • Lydiatt WM. Commentary on "Number of positive lymph nodes better predicts survival for oral cavity cancer" by Hojun Lee et al. Epub , Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2019
  • 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


  • Covid 19 updates multiple times to Medical staff, boards and other groups during 2020 and 2021., 2021
  • COVID-19 at Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • COVID-19 Overview at Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • COVID-19 Coordination and Collaboration at Methodist Health System,
    Omaha, NE  
     , 2020
  • COVID-19 Coordination and Collaboration at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • COVID-19 Medical Executive Committee Presentation at Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • Spoke at the International Federation of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Societies in San Jose, Costa Rica on staging of head and neck cancer and surgical approaches to the parapharyngeal space.   , 2019
  • Richard Grimm Memorial Lecture, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
     , 2019
  • UNMC Surgical Grand Rounds, Head and Neck Cancer Staging: Changing Paradigms, 2019
  • Dan Lydiatt Honorary Symposium on Value Based Care,  The effective use of Telehealth in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. Omaha, NE, 2019
  • 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
  • Jatin P. Shah Honorary Lecture, Cancer Staging: History, Meaning and Promise. IFHNOS 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina,, 2018
  • What’s New in the 8th Edition AJCC/UICC Staging System Moderator. IFHNOS 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018
  • Surgical Selection of OPC Patients. IFHNOS 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018
  • Management of Oropharyngeal Cancer Panel Moderator. IFHNOS 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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

  • Distinguished Service Award, American Head and Neck Society , 2019
  • Inaugural AAO-HNS/F Young Physicians Section Model Mentor Award October 8, 2018, 2018
  • Jatin Shah Honorary Keynote Address to International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeons IFHNOS, Buenos Aires, Argentina. , 2018