Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair


Time certainly flies and so it did this past year since moving back to Omaha. Thanks to a terrific physician staff and departmental support network, my transition year as department chairman went very smoothly. I really appreciated the thoughts and advice from Drs. Dan Lydiatt and Russ Smith. They provided much assistance as I blended into the department, which certainly made my life easier. The Department of Otolaryngology has changed in many ways this past year, including the addition of three new faculties. Dr. Samuel Pate returned to our department after practicing in Arkansas for three years and specializes in nasal sinus disorders. Drs. Bingcang and Heckman also joined the department as of September 1st. Dr. Bingcang is the only fellowship-trained laryngologist in Nebraska, and in the greater Omaha and Western Iowa region. He has training in many office-based procedures involving the larynx, trachea, and esophagus allowing him to offer techniques previously not available. Dr. Heckman did his facial plastic fellowship at NYU. He is interested in functional and cosmetic facial surgery as well as facial trauma.

We are pleased to say that our department has opened a second location at Village Pointe on 175th and Burke to help meet the needs of our patients. Most of our services including office based surgery are offered at Village Pointe as well. Overall, with the edition of our new faculty and our new location, we are excited to continue to excel in patient care.  


Best personal regards to all,

Dwight T. Jones, MD,

Professor and Chair

Department of Otolaryngology

University of Nebraska Medical Center