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William Ryan, M.D.

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.

Clinics

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.

Salivary Gland Surgery Center
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.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
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.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 2005

Residencies

Stanford University Medical Center 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ryan WR, Chang JL, Eisele DW. Surgeon-performed ultrasound and transfacial sialoendoscopy for complete parotid duct stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):418-20.
  2. Ryan WR, Orloff LA. Intraoperative tumor localization with surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided needle dye injection. Laryngoscope. 2011 Aug; 121(8):1651-5.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ryan WR, Fee WE. Long-term great auricular nerve morbidity after sacrifice during parotidectomy. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1140-6.
  7. Ryan WR, Fee WE. Great auricular nerve morbidity after nerve sacrifice during parotidectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jun; 132(6):642-9.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.