Dr. William Leliever

Undergraduate Education:

Queen's University Canada

Medical Education:

Queen's University Canada


Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Otology/ Neurotology fellowship at the University of Toronto in 1979.

Board Certification:

American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinic Locations:

Sanford Office
Apex Office

William C. LeLiever, MD, FACS, FRCS©

Dr. LeLiever graduated from Queen’s University in Canada in 1974, MD, MSc (Anatomy). Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Otology/ Neurotology fellowship at the University of Toronto in 1979. He has held several teaching positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Indiana University and UNC. He has published and lectured extensively in Otology and Vestibular Disorders.

Dr LeLiever specializes in 1) Ear Diseases – Chronic vertigo, Meniere’s, BPPV 2) Sleep Medicine and surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American College of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, fellow American Neurotology Society and active surgeon at Rex and Wake Hospitals.

Dr LeLiever specializes in 2 areas 1) Vertigo, Meniere’s Disease, Ear surgery, Balance problems, and Implantable Hearing Devices and 2) Sleep Medicine and surgery. He has performed over 1300 pillar implantations for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea since 2004. He has performed over 3,000 sleep related surgeries.

Dr. LeLiever established Central Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates in 1987 - a private practice in Sanford, North Carolina with a satellite location in Apex , North Carolina.

Hospital affiliations are Rex Surgery Center of Cary and Wake Med Cary Hospital in Cary, Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, and Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

Dr. LeLiever is a Board Certified Physician for Worker's Compensation hearing loss consultations and disability determinations. Dr. LeLiever is one of only two physicians in the state of North Carolina that provide workers compensation hearing loss disability deteriminations.


LeLiever, W. C.; Joneja, M. G.: Effects of vinblastine and posophyllin on DBA mouse fetuses. Proc Canad Fed Soc 14:145, 1971

Joneja, M.G.: LeLiever, W.C. " In vivo effects of vinblasine and podophyllin on dividing cells on DBA mouse fetuses. Can J Genet Cytol 15:491-495, 1973

Joneja, M.G.: LeLiever, W. C.: Effects of vinblastine and podophyllin on DBA mouse fetuses. Toxical Appl Pharmcol, 1973

Lawson, V.G.; LeLiever, W.C.; et al: Unusual parapharyngeal lesions. J Otolaryn 8 (3): 241-249, 1979

Ellis, D.A.; LeLiever, W.C.: Indications for internal maxillary artery ligation in the treatment of epistaxis. J Otolaryngol 9 (3); 228-232, June 1980

LeLiever, W.C.; Barber, H.O.: Delayed endolymphatic hydrops. J Otolaryngol 9 (5): 375-380, 1980

LeLiever, W.C.; Barber, H.O: Recurrent vestibulopathy. Laryngoscope 9 (1): 1-6, January 1981

Leliever, W.C; Barber, H.O.: Observation on optokinetic nystagmus in patients with congenital nystagmus. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg 89:110-116, January-February 1981

Calhoun, H.H; LeLiever, W.C.; Corria, J.J: Effects of position change on optokinetic after nystagmus in man. Otolaryngo Head and Neck Surg 91(1):81-84, February 1983

LeLiever, W.C.: Gustatory Rhinorrhea After Facial Nerve Damage (AMA Questions and Answers) JAMA 249 (2): 293, 1983

LeLiever, W.C.: Diagnostic accuracy of rotation testing vs. standard vestibular test battery- a long-term study. Laryngoscope 60: July 1984

LeLiever, W.C.; Bailey, B.J.; Griffiths, C.: Carcinoma of the nasal septum. Arch Otolaryngol 110:748-751, November 1984

LeLiever, W.C.; Madsen, D.; Leffingwell, J.; Clark, W.D.: Unusual external auditory canal lesions. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (In Press)

LeLiever, W.C.: Topical gentamicin-induced positional vertigo- A case report. Otolaryngo Head Neck Surg 93 (4): 553-555, 1985

Hoddeson, R.B; LeLiever, W.C.: A surgical approach to large septal perforation. Texas Medicine, 82:27-29, 1986

LeLiever, W.C. : How I do it- Otology and neurotology. Flap protection in exoctosis surgery. Laryngoscope 95 (9): 1126-27, 1985

Ellis, D.A.F.; LeLiever, W.C.: The nose: Cheek flap in total columellar reconstruction in plastic reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Vol. 2 Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Cp 5, 26-29. Genna & Stratten, Inc., 1981, N.Y.

Cohn, A.I.; LeLiever, W.C.; Hokanson, J.A.; Quinn, F.B.: Acoustic Neurinoma Diagnostic Model Evaluation Using Decision Support Systems. Arch Otolarngol 112:830-835, 1986

Wond, D.: LeLiever, W.C.: Controlled ENG fistula test in Meniere's disease. Am J Otol. (In press)

LeLiever, W.C.: Carcinoma in situ in vocal cord polyps. JAMA 255 (16): 2220, 1987

LeLiever, W.C.: Correia, M.J.: Further observations on the effects of head position on vertical OKN in normal subjects. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 97 (3): 275-281, 1987

Hicks, G.W.:; Wright, J.W. III ; LeLiever, W.C.: Chronic Ear Disease and Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea. Indiana Med 100 (June): 531535, 1986

LeLiever, W.C.: Tinnitus from Acoustic Trauma. JAMA 257 (13): 1810, 1987

innitus Management. JAMA 204 (16): 1407, 1989

Chronic Ear Pain. JAMA 262 (6) : 834, 1989

Nonotologic Otologia. JAMA 264 (127): 2302, 1990

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. JAMA- in press, 1992

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