Yelizaveta (Lisa) Shnayder, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Associate Professor
MD: 2000, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: NYU School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Residency: NYU School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Miami


Yelizaveta (Lisa) Shnayder, MD, FACS is currently an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  She serves as a Director of the Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction as well as an Associate Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program.

Dr. Shnayder obtained her medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Shnayder trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine, where she received Resident Research Awards for two consecutive years.  She then completed a Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship at the University of Miami, having also received a Fellow Research Award at graduation.

Dr. Lisa Shnayder joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas in 2006 as an Assistant Professor.  She was actively involved in developing a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Kansas.  She became an Associate Fellowship Program Director in 2008, and later a Director of the Fellowship in 2012.  Dr. Shnayder also became an Associate Residency Program Director in 2010, and has contributed to the program receiving a full 5-year accreditation after a site visit.

Dr. Shnayder has been an active member of the American Head and Neck Society and served on the Reconstructive, Awards, and Publications committees, as well as on the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Task Force.

Her clinical interests include head and neck oncologic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, surgical treatment of melanoma, and transoral cancer resections utilizing Da Vinci robotic technology.  She has developed a clinical program in Transoral Robotic Surgery at the University of Kansas and founded a Multi-Disciplinary Melanoma Tumor Board at the institution.

Dr. Shnayders research interests include outcomes in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction, novel drug delivery methods in treating patients with head and neck cancer and radiation induced fibrosis.  She was the recipient of the Young Investigator CORE Award jointly sponsored by the American Head and Neck Society and American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2010, for her work investigating cisplatin-hyaluronic acid conjugate in an animal model for head and neck cancer.

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Yelizaveta (Lisa) Shnayder, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor

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