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Methodist Hospital Appoints Dr. Bill Lydiatt Vice President of Medical Affairs, CMO

Published: July 17, 2019

OMAHA – Dr. Bill Lydiatt, a veteran member of Methodist Hospital’s medical staff, has been named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.   

Dr. Lydiatt, a head and neck surgical oncologist, has been a member of the Methodist Hospital medical staff since 1996. He has been integral to the growth and success of the head and neck program at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and Methodist Hospital. He also serves as chairman of the department of surgery.

He is committed to educating others and has been instrumental in the growth of the head and neck resident and fellowship programs. He also enjoys teaching other disciplines, and his ongoing efforts and dedication to his profession have been acknowledged with various awards and recognition.

“Dr. Lydiatt is passionate about patient care – keeping the patient at the center of all decision-making,” said Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital. “He is dedicated to quality and outcomes, and he will be a great leader for us as we transition from volume to value in the health care environment. Dr. Lydiatt is also devoted to our community, serving on boards and committees carrying out the Methodist mission.”

In his new role at Methodist, Dr. Lydiatt will help develop the health system’s strategic plan, implement new developments in medical techniques, assist in recruiting and retaining medical providers, and oversee the leadership and services of the medical staff department. He will continue seeing patients at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege for me to represent Methodist in this role.” said Dr. Lydiatt. “Health care is changing rapidly so keeping the focus on the patient is the most important way to get it right. I am excited and humbled to work with the Methodist team.”

The Stanford University graduate received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He earned his executive MBA from the University of Colorado.