William “Billy” Moss, MD

William “Billy” Moss, MD

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon

College of Health Sciences

Dr. William “Billy” Moss was born in Australia and raised in the United States. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2008 and subsequently graduated medical school at the University of California, San Francisco in 2012. Following a general surgery internship at the University of South Florida, he completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Since completing his training in 2018, Dr. Moss has been based in the island of Saipan, a remote, underserved U.S. territory in the Western Pacific. As a general otolaryngologist, he enjoys treating patients with a broad range of ear, nose and throat problems. He has published broadly on various topics within the otolaryngology field and has a special interest in oral cancer, areca nut-related diseases and systematic review articles.

Publications:

  • Moss WJ, Kwon D, Wu N, Brett P. Complete clinicoradiographic remission following immunotherapy treatment for an unresectable, multiply-recurrent oral verrucous carcinoma: A letter to the editor. Oral Oncol. 2023 Nov;146:106567.
  • Moss WJ. Disparities in Outcomes for Pacific Islander Patients vs Asian and non-Hispanic White Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Dec 1;148(12):1186-1187.
  • Moss WJ. The Seeds of Ignorance – Consequences of a Booming Betel-Nut Economy. N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 22;387(12):1059-1061.
  • Duncan S, Fernandez-Criado R, Moss WJ. Characterization of the Otolaryngology Burden in an Asian Pacific Islander Population. Accepted in Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2022 Sep;81(9):253-258.
  • Moss WJ. Can we please reconsider intranasal injections in refractory sinonasal inflammatory disease? Accepted in International forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2021 Jun;11(6):1033-1034.
  • Moss WJ. Acknowledging personal biases in otolaryngology manuscript selection. Clinical Otolaryngology. 2020 Nov;45(6):956-957
  • Narayanan AM, Finegersh A, Chang MP, Orosco RK, Moss WJ. Oral Cavity Cancer Outcomes in
  • Remote, Betel Nut-Endemic Pacific Islands. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Dec;129(12):1215-1220.
  • Finegersh A, Moss WJ, Saddawi-Konefka R, Faraji F, Coffey CS, Califano JA, Brumund KT, Orosco RK.. A meta-analysis of risk of occult lymph node metastasis in the irradiated, clinically N0 neck. Head & Neck. 2020 Sep;42(9):2355-2363.
  • Narayanan AM, Yogesh A, Chang MP, Finegersh A, Orosco RK, Moss WJ. A Survey of Areca (Betel) Nut Use and Oral Cancer in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 Apr 1;79(4):112-116.
  • Bommakanti K, Moss WJ, Weisman RA, Weissbrod PW. Zenker’s diverticulotomy with bipolar tissue sealer: Retrospective review of safety and short-term outcomes. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 Jan-Feb;41(1):102325.
  • Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Narayanan A, Gillard D, Califano J, Brumund KT, Coffey CS, Orosco RK. Characterizing Posterior Neck Masses: A Single-Institution Retrospective and Systematic Review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Sep;100(5):766S-770S.
  • Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Narayanan A, Chang JYK. Meta-analysis does not support routine traditional nuclear medicine studies for malignant otitis. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jul;130(7):1812-1816.
  • Narayanan AM, Finegersh A, Chang MP, Ogo J, BS, Orosco RK, Moss WJ. The profound oral cavity cancer burden in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: A global health opportunity. Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Nov;40(6):102267.
  • Moss WJ, Faraji F, Jafari A, DeConde AS. A systematic review of the nasal septal turbinate: An overlooked surgical target. Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Nov;40(6):102188.
  • Moss WJ, Qualliotine JR, Finegersh A, Brumund KT, Coffey CS. Facial paralysis following core needle biopsy of a deep lobe parotid tumor: A case report. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Apr;128(4):357-359.
  • Moss WJ. Is it time to re-think our approach to internal nasal valve stenosis? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Feb;145(2):105-106.
  • Hauff SJ, Brisebois S, Moss WJ, Merati AL, Weissbrod PA. Suture-Ligature Technique for the Closure of Tracheocutaneous Fistula. Laryngoscope. 2019 Mar;129(3):574-577.
  • Moss WJ, MD, Finegersh A, MD, PhD, Pang J, MD, Califano JA, MD, Coffey CS, MD, Orosco RK, MD, Brumund KT, MD. Needle biopsy of routine thyroid nodules should be performed using a capillary action technique with smaller gauge needles (24-27G): a systematic review and meta-analysis. Thyroid. 2018 Jul;28(7):857-863.
  • Moss WJ, MD, Finegersh A, MD, PhD, Jafari A, MD, Panuganti B, MD, Coffey CS, MD, DeConde A, MD, Husseman J, MD. Isolated sphenoid sinus opacifications (ISSOs): A systematic review and meta-analysis. International forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2017 Dec;7(12):1201-1206.
  • Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Moss WJ, May ME, Furnish T, Barnachea, L, Brumund KT, Sacco AG, Weisman RA, Nguyen QT, Harris JP, Coffey CS, Califano JA. Chronic Opioid Use Following Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Dec 1;143(12):1187-1194.
  • Moss WJ, Pang J, Orosco RK, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Brigger MT, Coffey CS. Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jan;128(1):111-117.
  • Moss WJ, Keddarisetty S, Jafari A, Schaerer DE, Husseman JW. A review of hard palate fracture repair techniques. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Feb;74(2):328-36.
  • Moss WJ, Lin HW, Cueva RA. Surgical and audiometric outcomes for repair of congenital aural atresia and hypoplasia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jan;142(1):52-7.
  • Moss WJ, Coffey CS, Brumund KT, Weisman RA. What is the role of elective neck dissection in low-, intermediate-, and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma? Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan;126(1):11-3
  • Moss WJ, Lemieux AJ, Alexander TH. Is inferior turbinate lateralization effective? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015. Nov;136(5):710e-1e.
  • Moss WJ, Lin HW, Cueva RA. Canalplasty for exostoses with maximal skin preservation with temporoparietal fascia grafting and use of bone wax for skin flap protection: a retrospective case series. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Dec;124(12):978-86.
  • Raju SC, Hauff SJ, Lemieux AJ, Orosco RK, Gross AM, Nguyen LT, Savariar E, Moss WJ, Whitney M, Cohen EE, Lippman SM, Tsien RY, Ideker T, Advani SJ, Nguyen QT. Combined TP53 mutation/3p loss correlates with decreased radiosensitivity and increased matrix-metalloproteinase activity in head and neck carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2015 May;51(5):470-5.
  • Moss WJ, Kjos KB, Karnezis TT, Lebovits MJ. Intranasal steroid injections and blindness: our personal experience and a review of the past 60 years. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr;125(4):796-800.
  • Jethanamest D, Channer GA, Moss WJ, Lustig LR, Telischi FF. Cochlear implant fixation using a subperiosteal tight pocket without either suture or bone-recess technique. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul;124(7):1674-7.

Presentations

1. Presented at the Global Health and Innovation Apr 4-5 2020

Characterization of the otolaryngologic burden in Asian Pacific Islander populations

2. Presented at the American Thyroid Association annual meeting, Oct 18-22 2017 in Victoria, BC

Needle gauge and capillary action vs. aspiration in fine needle biopsy of the thyroid: A systematic review

3. Presented at the American Rhinologic Society annual meeting, Sept 8-9 2017 in Chicago, IL

Isolated sphenoid sinus opacifications (ISSOs): A systematic review and meta-analysis

4. Presented at the American Head and Neck Society 9th international meeting, July 18-22 2016 in Seattle, WA

Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review

5. Presented at the Academy of Otolaryngology annual meeting, Sept 23-30 2015 in Dallas, TX

Canalplasty for exostoses with maximal skin preservation with temporoparietal fascia grafting and use of bone wax for skin flap protection: a retrospective case series

6. Presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Section Meetings, April 22-26 2015 in Boston, MA

Long-term surgical and audiometric outcomes for repair of congenital aural atresia and hypoplasia

7. Presented at 12th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, May 3-5 2012 in Baltimore, MD

Preservation of natural, low-frequency hearing following cochlear implantation with full insertion of Med-El’s M electrode

Cochlear implant receiver/stimulator fixation using a subperiosteal tight pocket without either suture or bone-recess technique