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William Ryan, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOtolaryngology
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-1877
EmailWilliam.Ryan@ucsf.edu
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    Stanford UniversityM.D.2005School of Medicine
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    Wesleyan University1997Phi Beta Kappa

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    William R. Ryan, MD, FACS, is a board-certified fellowship-trained Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the divisions of Head and Neck Surgery Oncology, Salivary Gland Surgery and Sialendoscopy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from Stanford University and also completed both his internship and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center, followed by an advanced head and neck oncologic surgery fellowship from UCSF.

    Clinically, Dr. Ryan is skilled in the care and management of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and obstructive salivary disease with the appropriate application of robotic, endoscopic, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical techniques. He helps direct the Robotic Head and Neck Surgery program (for TORS: TransOral Robotic Surgery), the Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Center, and the Salivary Gland Surgery Center at UCSF. He has specific interests and expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, sialendoscopy/salivary duct surgery, salivary tumor surgery, upper aerodigestive tract surgery (of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, upper esophagus, and trachea), skin cancer surgery, and regional facial, head and neck reconstruction.

    He is the co-director for following courses: the annual UCSF/Tripler Pacific Rim Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Update Course, in Honolulu, HI, and the UCSF Sialendoscopy/Salivary Duct Surgery Course, in San Francisco, CA. He is a regular lecturer at the UCSF School of Medicine and multiple regional and national courses. He is a lecture and proctor for the American College of Surgeons Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Course. He is a committee member in the American Head and Neck Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a reviewer for the journals: Head and Neck, ORL (Otorhinolaryngology), and JAMA-Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Also, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Specialty:
    Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Salivary Gland and Duct Surgery and Sialendoscopy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

    Expertise:
    Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Transoral Robotic Surgery, Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound, Salivary Gland and Duct Surgery and Sialendoscopy, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

    Professional Interests:
    Head and Neck Tumors, transoral robotic surgery, surgeon-performed ultrasound, salivary surgery/sialoendoscopy, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus/skull base surgery, and facial reconstruction, outcomes research. salivary function in setting of oncologic treatments, head and neck surgery technique commonalities across the United States, the impact of sialendoscopy on patient symptoms, the benefits and drawbacks of head and neck cancer surveillance with radiology

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: Stanford University, CA
    • Internship: Stanford University, CA – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Residency: Stanford University, CA – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco – Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

    Awards and Honors:
    • 1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan University
    • 2004, Best paper by a medical student award, 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Washington D.C
    • 2009, Honorable Mention-Scientific Content Award, Stanford Otolaryngology Resident Research Symposium
    • 2011 University of California-San Francisco - Pinnacle Award- Highest Patient Satisfaction Award For A Clinical Division (Granted to the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic/Endocrine Surgery)
    • 2012 University of California-San Francisco - Pinnacle Award - Highest Patient Satisfaction Award For A Clinical Division at UCSF (Granted to the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic/Endocrine Surgery)
    • 2013 University of California-San Francisco - Pinnacle Award (Honorable Mention / 3rd Place) - Highest Patient Satisfaction Award For A Clinical Division at UCSF (Granted to the Division of Head and Neck Oncologic/Endocrine Surgery)


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    1. Tamplen ML, Tamplen J, Shuman E, Heaton CM, George JR, Wang SJ, Ryan WR. Comparison of Output Volume Thresholds for Drain Removal After Selective Lateral Neck Dissection: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 28837725.
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    2. Delagnes EA, Zheng M, Aubin-Pouliot A, Chang JL, Ryan WR. Salivary duct stenosis: Short-term symptom outcomes after sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul 17. PMID: 28714528.
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    3. Naunheim M, Wu X, Ryan WR, Wang SJ, Heaton CM. Volumetric Growth Rate of Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Jul; 126(7):544-547. PMID: 28604082.
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    4. Togarrati PP, Sasaki RT, Abdel-Mohsen M, Dinglasan N, Deng X, Desai S, Emmerson E, Yee E, Ryan WR, da Silva MCP, Knox SM, Pillai SK, Muench MO. Identification and characterization of a rich population of CD34+ mesenchymal stem/stromal cells in human parotid, sublingual and submandibular glands. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 14; 7(1):3484. PMID: 28615711.
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    5. Ghosh P, Lazar AA, Ryan WR, Yom SS. A feasibility and efficacy trial of a hand-held humidification device in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Aug; 25(8):2611-2618. PMID: 28353039.
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    6. Fakhry C, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, Rettig E, Yin LX, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Wentz A, Koch W, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, D'Souza G. The prognostic role of sex, race, and human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal and nonoropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell cancer. Cancer. 2017 May 01; 123(9):1566-1575. PMID: 28241096.
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    7. Tamplen ML, Tamplen J, Torrecillas V, Seth R, Ricceri S, Hemmat S, Heaton C, Ryan WR, Knott PD. Does a Standalone Cancer Center Improve Head and Neck Microsurgical Outcomes? J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 May; 33(4):252-256. PMID: 28061519.
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    8. Heaton CM, Ahmed SR, Ryan WR. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for excision of a retropharyngeal intramuscular lipoma. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2017 Dec; 44(6):742-744. PMID: 27956103.
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    9. D'Souza G, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Wentz A, Kluz N, Rettig E, Ryan WR, Ha PK, Kang H, Bishop J, Quon H, Kiess AP, Richmon JD, Eisele DW, Fakhry C. Differences in the Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancers by Sex, Race, Anatomic Tumor Site, and HPV Detection Method. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Dec 08. PMID: 27930766.
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    10. Jáuregui E, Kiringoda R, Ryan WR, Eisele DW, Chang JL. Chronic parotitis with multiple calcifications: Clinical and sialendoscopic findings. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul; 127(7):1565-1570. PMID: 27861944.
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    11. Yu Y, Mabray M, Silveira W, Shen PY, Ryan WR, Uzelac A, Yom SS. Earlier and more specific detection of persistent neck disease with diffusion-weighted MRI versus subsequent PET/CT after definitive chemoradiation for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2017 Mar; 39(3):432-438. PMID: 27726241.
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    12. Delagnes EA, Aubin-Pouliot A, Zheng M, Chang JL, Ryan WR. Sialadenitis without sialolithiasis: Prospective outcomes after sialendoscopy-assisted salivary duct surgery. Laryngoscope. 2017 May; 127(5):1073-1079. PMID: 27701754.
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    13. Alemi AS, Heaton CM, Ryan WR, El-Sayed I, Wang SJ. Volumetric Growth of Cervical Schwannoma as a Predictor of Surgical Intervention. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan; 156(1):152-155. PMID: 27625027.
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    14. Hemmat SM, Wang SJ, Ryan WR. Neck Dissection Technique Commonality and Variance: A Survey on Neck Dissection Technique Preferences among Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeons in the American Head and Neck Society. Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 21(1):8-16. PMID: 28050201.
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    15. Heaton CM, Yu K, Calkins S, George JR, Ryan WR, Wang SJ. Clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes of recurrent oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2016 Nov - Dec; 37(6):513-516. PMID: 27522438.
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    16. Hemmat S, Wang SJ, Ryan WR. How, when, and from whom neck dissection operative technique is learned: An international survey on neck dissection education among head and neck oncologic surgeons. Am J Otolaryngol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 37(5):431-5. PMID: 27221027.
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    17. Tamplen ML, Ricceri S, Hemmat S, Seth R, Ryan WR, Knott PD. Benefits of Immediate Extubation Following Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Sep; 32(7):533-9. PMID: 27110906.
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    18. Singer L, Calkins SM, E Horvai A, R Ryan W, Yom SS. Xanthogranuloma in the heavily irradiated low neck in a patient with head and neck cancer. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar 24; 45:20. PMID: 27009318; PMCID: PMC4806421.
    19. Aubin-Pouliot A, Delagnes EA, Chang JL, Ryan WR. Sialendoscopy-assisted surgery and the chronic obstructive sialadenitis symptoms questionnaire: A prospective study. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jun; 126(6):1343-8. PMID: 26972293.
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    20. Markey JD, Seth R, Wang SJ, Ryan WR, El-Sayed IH, Knott PD. Anterolateral Thigh Adipofascial Flap: A New Option for Scalp Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Feb; 32(2):160-3. PMID: 26340759.
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    21. Schwalje AT, Uzelac A, Ryan WR. Growth rate characteristics of Warthin's tumours of the parotid gland. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Dec; 44(12):1474-9. PMID: 26314235.
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    22. Aubin-Pouliot A, Delagnes EA, Eisele DW, Chang JL, Ryan W. The Chronic Obstructive Sialadenitis Symptoms Questionnaire to assess sialendoscopy-assisted surgery. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):93-9. PMID: 26256263.
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    23. Heaton CM, Al-Shwaiheen F, Liu CS, Yom SS, Ryan WR. Prognostic significance of hyoid bone invasion in advanced base of tongue carcinoma treated by chemoradiation. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Jun; 40(3):260-5. PMID: 25641627.
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    24. Hemmat SM, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The Limitations of Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Long-Term Post-Treatment Locoregional Surveillance of Salivary Carcinoma. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015; 77(3):132-40. PMID: 26022374.
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    25. Goepfert RP, Liu C, Ryan WR. Trans-oral robotic surgery and surgeon-performed trans-oral ultrasound for intraoperative location and excision of an isolated retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 36(5):710-4. PMID: 25964171.
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    26. Al-Shwaiheen FA, Wang SJ, Uzelac A, Yom SS, Ryan WR. The advantages and drawbacks of routine magnetic resonance imaging for long-term post-treatment locoregional surveillance of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):415-23. PMID: 25697087.
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    27. Goepfert RP, Yom SS, Ryan WR, Cheung SW. Development of a chemoradiation therapy toxicity staging system for oropharyngeal carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):869-76. PMID: 25388529.
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    28. Prendes BL, Aubin-Pouliot A, Egbert N, Ryan WR. Elective lymphadenectomy during salvage for locally recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma after radiation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 151(3):462-7. PMID: 24894423.
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    29. Ryan WR, Chang JL, Eisele DW. Surgeon-performed ultrasound and transfacial sialoendoscopy for complete parotid duct stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):418-20. PMID: 24130099.
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    30. Ryan WR, Orloff LA. Intraoperative tumor localization with surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided needle dye injection. Laryngoscope. 2011 Aug; 121(8):1651-5. PMID: 21660975.
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    31. Ryan WR, Ramachandra T, Hwang PH. Correlations between symptoms, nasal endoscopy, and in-office computed tomography in post-surgical chronic rhinosinusitis patients. Laryngoscope. 2011 Mar; 121(3):674-8. PMID: 21305550.
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    32. Ryan WR, Hwang PH. Safety of a preservative-free acidified saline nasal spray: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Nov; 136(11):1099-103. PMID: 21079163.
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    33. Ryan WR, Most SP. A prospective evaluation of the efficacy of topical adhesive pads for the reduction of facial rhytids. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug; 11(4):252-6. PMID: 19620531.
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    34. Ryan WR, Fee WE. Long-term great auricular nerve morbidity after sacrifice during parotidectomy. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1140-6. PMID: 19399835.
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    35. Ryan WR, Fee WE. Great auricular nerve morbidity after nerve sacrifice during parotidectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jun; 132(6):642-9. PMID: 16785410.
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    36. Ryan WR, Fee WE, Le QT, Pinto HA. Positron-emission tomography for surveillance of head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. 2005 Apr; 115(4):645-50. PMID: 15805874.
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    37. Ryan WR, Allan RN, Yamamoto T, Keighley MR. Crohn's disease patients who quit smoking have a reduced risk of reoperation for recurrence. Am J Surg. 2004 Feb; 187(2):219-25. PMID: 14769308.
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    38. Ryan WR, Ley C, Allan RN, Keighley MR. Patients with Crohn's disease are unaware of the risks that smoking has on their disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 7(5):706-11. PMID: 12850686.
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    39. Quigley TM, Ryan WR, Morgan S. Patient satisfaction after carotid endarterectomy using a selective policy of local anesthesia. Am J Surg. 2000 May; 179(5):382-5. PMID: 10930485.
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    40. Fisher RL, Ryan WR, Dugdale TW, Zimmermann GA. Arthroscopic ankle fusion. Conn Med. 1997 Oct; 61(10):643-6. PMID: 9375450.
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    41. Ho JJ, Chung YS, Ryan W, Henslee JG, Kim YS. Evaluation of factors affecting the performance of enzymatic SPan-1 immunoassays for pancreatic cancer. J Immunol Methods. 1989 Dec 20; 125(1-2):97-104. PMID: 2691579.
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    42. Ho JJ, Chung YS, Fujimoto Y, Bi N, Ryan W, Yuan SZ, Byrd JC, Kim YS. Mucin-like antigens in a human pancreatic cancer cell line identified by murine monoclonal antibodies SPan-1 and YPan-1. Cancer Res. 1988 Jul 15; 48(14):3924-31. PMID: 2454732.
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    43. Gibson JG, Tullis JL, Tinch RJ, Ryan WR, DiForte S. The post-thaw viability of red blood cells of ACD and CPD blood preserved in the frozen state with and without added adenine. Transfusion. 1972 May-Jun; 12(3):198-207. PMID: 5026173.
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