Head and neck surgeon
Dr. William R. Ryan is a head and neck surgeon at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is skilled in caring for patients with benign and malignant tumors with the appropriate application of endoscopic, minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. He regularly performs ultrasonography in clinic and in the operating room for his patients. He also has experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy and regional facial reconstruction. Ryan helps direct the Robotic Head and Neck Surgery program along with Dr. Steven J. Wang.
Ryan is committed to providing adequate information and being as accessible as possible to his patients.
Ryan is actively involved in teaching in the UCSF residency training program and School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor in the division of Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He also conducts clinical research on the outcomes of head and neck surgery and radiology.
Ryan earned his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic/endocrine/skull base surgery at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2011.
Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
2380 Sutter St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stanford University School of Medicine 2005
Stanford University Medical Center 2010
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