Aru Panwar, MD
Aru Panwar, MD

Aru Panwar, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Surgery

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Panwar A, Fangfang W, Lindau R, Militsakh O, Coughlin A, Smith R, Sayles H, Lydiatt D, Lydiatt W. Prediction of Discharge Destination followingl Laryngectomy. 194599818792211. doi: 10.1177/0194599818792211, Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, 2018
  • Jorgensen J, Smith R, Coughlin A, Spanos W, Lohr M, Sperry S, Militsakh O, Zitsch R, Yueh B, Dooley L, Panwar A, Galloway T, Pagedar N. Impact of PET/CT on Staging and Treatment of Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. 194599818794479. doi: 10.1177/0194599818794479 , Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, 2018
  • Interval E, 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
  • Militsakh O, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Interval E, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Panwar A. Development of Multimodal Analgesia Pathways in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and Association with Postoperative Opioid Prescription Patterns.  , JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2018
  • Son E, Panwar A, Mosher CH, Lydiatt D. Cancers of the Major Salivary Gland. , J Oncol Pract, 14(2), 99-108, 2018
  • Panwar A, Interval E, Lydiatt W. Emergence of a Novel Staging System for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based on HPV Status.pii: 460212, Oncology, 31, 12, 2017
  • Eliason M, Panwar A. Benign Tumors of Major Salivary Glands. Medscape Drugs & Diseases. Available at: emedicine.medscape.com/article/194357overview, 2017
  • Oltman J, Militsakh O, D’Agostino M, Kauffman B, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Smith R, Panwar A. Multimodal Analgesia in Outpatient Head and Neck Surgery: A Feasibility and Safety Study. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1773, JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2017
  • Panwar A, Militsakh O, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Sayles H, Rieke KR, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Smith R. Impact of Primary Tracheoesophageal Puncture on Outcomes after Total Laryngectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 194599817722938. doi: 10.1177/0194599817722938.     , Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2017
  • Wachal B, Johnson M, Burchell A, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lindau R, Lydiatt W, Panwar A. Association of Modified Frailty Index Score with Perioperative Risk for Patients Undergoing Total Laryngectomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0412 , JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2017
  • Dandekar M, Tuljapurkar V, Dhar H, Panwar A, D’Cruz AK. Head and Neck Cancers in India. doi:10.1002/jso.24545, J Surg Oncol, 9999, 1-9, 2017
  • Folsom C, Serbousek K, Lydiatt W, Rieke K, Sayles H, Smith R, Panwar A. Impact of Resident Training on Operative Time and Safety in Hemithyroidectomy. doi: 10.1002/hed.24742, Head & Neck, 2017
  • Verma V, Zhen W, Panwar A. ‘Radiation Therapy for Neck Metastases’. Medscape Drugs & Diseases. , Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2016
  • Manosalva R, Panwar A. The Diagnostic Challenge of Salivary Gland Malignancies. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. PMID: 27553020. DOI: 10.1080/14737140.2016.1224182.   , Anticancer Therapy, 2016
  • de la Garza G, Militsakh O, Panwar A, Galloway TL, Jorgensen JB, Lederwood LG, Kaiser K, Kitzerow C, Shnayder Y, Neumann CA, Khariwala SS. Chad Spanos W, Pagedar NA.  “Obesity and perioperative complications in head and neck free tissue reconstruction.”  38 Suppl 1:E1188-91., Head Neck, 2016
  • Panwar A, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Militsakh O, Lindau R, Wieland A, Smith RB, Richards A.  “Vascularized tissue transfer in head & neck surgery:  Is intensive care unit based management necessary?”   , Laryngoscope, 126(1), 73-9, 2016
  • Panwar A, Wan Fook Cheung V, Lydiatt W. Supportive Care and Survivorship Strategies in Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Hematology/ Oncology Clinics of North America. 29(6):1159-116, Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, 29(6), 1159-1168, 2015
  • Wan Fook Cheung V, Panwar A, Lydiatt W. Cancer Survivorship Care in the Head and Neck patient: Current Practices.  , Austin Journal of Otolaryngology, 2(3), 1034, 2015
  • Panwar A, Smith RB: Hyperthyroidism- Graves’ disease, Toxic multinodular goiter, and Solitary toxic nodule. In Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology. Edited by P Gullane & D Goldstein. Jaypee Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Panwar A, Kozel JA, Lydiatt WM. Cancers of Major Salivary Glands. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. , Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 24(3), 615-33, 2015
  • Panwar A, Lydiatt DD, Lydiatt WM. ‘Penetrating Injuries of the Neck’. Medscape Drugs & Diseases. , Medscape Drugs & Diseases, 2014
  • Panwar A, Lindau R, Wieland A. Management for the premalignant lesions of the oral cavity. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy.
    doi: 10.1586/14737140.2013.842898.  Review.  PMID: 24559323., Anticancer Therapy, 13(3), 349-57, 2014
  • Panwar A, Batra R, Lydiatt WM, Ganti AK. Human papilloma virus positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: a growing epidemic. , Cancer Treat Rev., 40(2), 215-9, 2014
  • Panwar A, Lindau R, Wieland A. Management for the premalignant lesions of the oral cavity. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. (Epub ahead of print)  PMID: 24397698., Anticancer Therapy, 2014
  • Panwar A, Lindau R, Wieland A. Management for the premalignant lesions of the larynx. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. doi: 10.1586/14737140.2013.829643.Review.PMID:24053203. , Anticancer Therapy, 13(9), 1045-1051, 2013

Presentations

  • Panwar A, Rieke K, Schmid K, Burke W, Sayles H, Dobbertin M, Bessette D, Lydiatt W. Identifying Predictors of Depression Development in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Head and Neck Society at the 2018 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM), National Harbor, MD, USA., 2018
  • Panwar A, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Interval E, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Militsakh O. Development of Multimodal Analgesia Pathway in Outpatient Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery is Associated with Dramatic Reduction in Opioid Use. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Head and Neck Society at the 2018 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM), National Harbor, MD, USA., 2018
  • Panwar A.  Updates on Staging for Cutaneous Melanoma (AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition).  Invited Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. , 2017
  • Panwar A. Post-operative care implications: Total Laryngectomy. Methodist Head & Neck Symposium 2017, Omaha, NE, USA., 2017
  • Panwar A, McCammon S, Ruoff G, Norvell M. Remorse to Recourse: Surgeon Response to Medical Errors. Mini-seminar presentation at the Annual meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA., 2017

  • McIntyre A, Bierman P, Baker J, Panwar A. Flow Cytometry is Futile on FNA Specimens from Neck Nodes. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA., 2017
  • Panwar A. ‘Surgical Anatomy: Pharynx’. Head and Neck Anatomy Course, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2017

  • Wang F, Lindau R, Militsakh O, Coughlin A, Smith R, Sayles H, Lydiatt D, Lydiatt W, Panwar A. Prediction of Discharge Destination Following Laryngectomy. Oral presentation at AHNS 2017 Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, California, 2017
  • Oltman J, Militsakh O, D’Agostino M, Kauffman B, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Lydiatt W, Lydiatt D, Smith R, Panwar A. Multimodal Analgesia in Outpatient Head and Neck Surgery: A Feasibility and Safety Study. Oral presentation at AHNS 2017 Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, California, 2017
  • Panwar A, Lindau R, Militsakh O, Coughlin A, Sayles H, Lydiatt D, Lydiatt W, Smith R. Impact of Discharge Destination on Perioperative Outcomes Following Total Laryngectomy. Poster presentation at AHNS 2017 Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, California
     , 2017
  • Wolf GT, Patel M, Newman JG, Erman A, Krempl G, Bell RB, Nieva J, Valentino J, Kaplan M, Kraus D, Moyer J, Panwar A, for the INSPIRE investigators. INSPIRE: A Randomized Trial of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy with the IRX-2 Regimen in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Stage II, III, or IVa Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity. Poster presentation at American Association for Cancer Research- American Head and Neck Society (AACR- AHNS) Head and Neck Cancer Conference: Optimizing Survival and Quality of Life through Basic, Clinical, and Translational Research. San Diego, California, 2017
  • Panwar A. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring in Thyroidectomy. Oral presentation at the 2017 Spring Conference of the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NANA), Embassy Suites- LaVista Conference Center, Omaha, NE, USA, 2017
  • Panwar A. Intraoperative Thyroid Storm. Oral presentation at the 2017 Spring Conference of the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NANA), Embassy Suites- LaVista Conference Center, Omaha, NE, USA
     , 2017
  • Miller Matthew, Panwar A. Effect of BMI on Outcomes in Congenital Neck Mass Surgery. Resident Research Symposium 2017, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Serbousek K, Hamersley E, Militsakh O, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lydiatt D, Panwar A. Outpatient Parotidectomy in the United States: National Trends and Safety Profile. Resident Research Symposium 2017, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Son E, Panwar A. Impact of age and comorbidity on survival of patients with node negative cutaneous melanoma. Resident research meeting, Midwest Head and Neck Cancer Consortium 2017, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN,, 2017
  • Hamersley ERS, Panwar A, Lindau, R. The End of Intra-Oral Bolsters: Intra-Oral Skin Graft Reconstruction with a Fibrin Sealant. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Academic Research Competition, United States Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 2017
  • Panwar A. HPV associated throat cancer: Your role in counseling patients and their spouses. Midwest Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Nurse Appreciation Dinner 2016, Omaha, NE, USA, 2016
  • McIntyre A, Bierman P, Bouc M, Baker J, Panwar A. Diagnostic Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration and Flow Cytometry for Cervical Lymphadenopathy. The 2016 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association, Omaha, NE, USA, 2016
  • Wang F, Sayles H, Panwar A. Prediction of Discharge Destination Following Total Laryngectomy. The 2016 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association, Omaha, NE, USA, 2016
  • Panwar A.  Ultrasound Basics for Head and Neck Applications.  Head and Neck Ultrasound Course, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Panwar A.  Needle in a haystack: When to go looking for the melanoma sentinel lymph node, and how to find it.  Invited Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Panwar A, Trivedi N. ‘Perspectives: Nerve Monitoring in Thyroid Surgery’. Invited Panel discussion at the Annual meeting of the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO), New Delhi, India., 2016
  • Hamersley E, Serbousek K, Militsakh O, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lydiatt D, Panwar A. Outpatient Parotidectomy in the United States: National Trends and Safety Profile. Oral presentation at the Annual meeting of the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO), New Delhi, India, 2016
  • Panwar A, Militsakh O, Lindau R, Coughlin A, Sayles H, Rieke K, Smith R. Primary Tracheo- Esophageal Puncture: Outcomes & Insights from NSQIP. Oral presentation at the Annual meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, San Diego, CA, USA, 2016
  • Petersen D, Watley D, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lydiatt W, Panwar A. When residents operate: Impact on intra operative time variables and post-operative outcomes in superficial parotidectomy. American Head and Neck Society 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA, USA
     , 2016
  • Wachal B, Johnson M, Burchell A, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lindau R, Lydiatt W, Panwar A. Personalization of operative risk in laryngectomy: Is modified frailty index predictive? American Head and Neck Society 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA, USA, 2016
  • Yoon J, Blecha J, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lindau R, Panwar A. Slow and steady: Understanding the impact of trainee participation on operative time and outcomes in total thyroidectomy. American Head and Neck Society 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA, USA, 2016
  • Hamersley E, Panwar A, Lindau R. The End to the Intra-Oral Bolster: A Case Series of Intra-Oral Skin Graft Reconstruction with a Fibrin Sealant. American Head and Neck Society 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, WA, USA, 2016
  • Panwar A.  Forewarned is forearmed: Molecular profile assessment in thyroid surgery.  Invited Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Serbousek K, Folsom C, Sayles H, Rieke K, Panwar A. Impact of resident participation on intra-operative variables in thyroid surgery. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology, Tysons Corner, VA, USA., 2016
  • Serbousek K, Folsom C, Sayles H, Rieke K, Panwar A. Impact of resident participation on intra-operative variables in thyroid surgery. 119th Annual Meeting of the Triologic Society, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM), Chicago, IL, USA. , 2016
  • Serbousek K, Folsom C, Sayles H, Rieke K, Smith R, Lydiatt W, Panwar A.  Impact of resident participation on intra-operative variables in thyroid surgery.  Resident Research Symposium 2016, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Yoon J, Blecha J, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lindau R, Panwar A.  Slow and steady:  Understanding the impact of trainee participation on operative time and outcomes in total thyroidectomy.  Resident Research Symposium 2016, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Johnson M, Wachal B, Burchell A, Sayles H, Rieke K, Lindau R, Lydiatt W, Panwar A.  Personalization of operative risk in laryngectomy:  Is Modified Frailty Index Predictive?  Resident Research Symposium 2016, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Yoon J, Serbousek K, Smith R, Lydiatt W, Panwar A.  Impact of resident participation on intra-operative variables in thyroid surgery.  Resident research meeting, Midwest Head and Neck Cancer Consortium 2016, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 2016
  • Panwar A.  Research opportunities in otolaryngology- head and neck surgery. Medical student research fair 2016, Student Organization for Medical Advancement, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Panwar A.  Strategies for Microvascular Reconstruction in a Vessel Depleted Neck.  Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. , 2016
  • Panwar A. ‘Total laryngectomy- Surgical Anatomy and Operative Principles’. Head and Neck/ Laryngeal Course for Otolaryngology residents, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Panwar A.  My spouse has HPV associated throat cancer:  What does that mean for me?  Support for Patients with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) group, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Panwar A. Surgical management of head and neck cutaneous melanoma: What’s new and what’s controversial. Invited grand rounds presentation, Department of surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Panwar A, Smith R, Militsakh O, Lindau R, Wieland A, Richards A, Lydiatt, D, Lydiatt W. High Body Mass Index Does Not Adversely Impact Safety of Microvascular Reconstruction for Head and Neck Surgery Defects. Oral presentation at the 6th World Congress of International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeons & American Head and Neck Society meeting. New York, NY, 2014
  • Panwar A. ‘Peri operative swallowing assessment after total laryngectomy’. Voice conference, Division of Speech and Language Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • Panwar A. ‘Total laryngectomy- Surgical Anatomy and Operative Principles’. Head and Neck/ Laryngeal Course for Otolaryngology residents, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska., 2014
  • Panwar A. Total versus less than total thyroidectomy in benign thyroid disorders. Invited surgical grand rounds session at Department of surgery, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2014
  • Panwar A. Management of well differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Panelist at ‘Head & Neck Surgery- Current Concepts’, Annual academic meeting of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi chapter) at Medanta- The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India., 2014
  • Panwar A. Intra-operative monitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerve. Lecture delivered at ‘Head & Neck Surgery- Current Concepts’, Annual academic meeting of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi chapter) at Medanta- The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. 


     , 2014
  • Panwar A. ‘Parotidectomy- Steps to improve results’. Video lecture presentation at ‘Head & Neck Surgery- Current Concepts’, Annual academic meeting of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi chapter) at Medanta- The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India., 2014
  • Panwar A, Militsakh O, Lydiatt D, Lindau R, Shostrom V, Richards A, Wieland A, Smith R, Lydiatt W. Improved Resource Use following Vascularized Tissue Transfer: Mandatory Intensive Care Unit Stay Is Unnecessary. Oral presentation at the Annual meeting of American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Vancouver, BC, Canada., 2013
  • Zizak V, Panwar A, Smith R. Sialoblastoma of submandibular gland. Poster presentation at annual meeting of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Beach, VA, USA,

     , 2013
  • Panwar A. Neck dissection: A clinical overview, Grand round presentation, Department of plastic surgery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2013
  • Panwar A. “Who wants a dry mouth after thyroid cancer surgery?” Radio- active Iodine therapy in low risk differentiated thyroid cancers. Oral presentation at the Mid-West Head and Neck Cancer Consortium meeting, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

     , 2013

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Prophylactic Anti-depressants in Advanced Stage Head and Neck Cancer: Evaluating Compliance and Survival Outcomes from the PROTECT Trial. Principal Investigator: Aru Panwar, MD; Student Investigator: Trevon McGill.
  • Evaluation of the Enhanced Recovery Protocol for Peri-operative Pain Management in Head and Neck Surgery. Principal Investigator: Oleg Militsakh, MD; Co-investigator: Aru Panwar, MD; Student Investigator: Justin Oltman.

Awards and Honors

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