William Lydiatt, MD
William  . Lydiatt, MD

William . Lydiatt, MD

School of Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Surgery


  • Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • 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


  • 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
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