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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Seth H. Dailey, MD earned his medical degree from New York University and completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He received fellowship training in Laryngology at Harvard Medical School and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Dailey specializes in surgery for voice disorders (dysphonia) such as vocal cord paralysis and cysts/polyps of the larynx; airway stenosis (narrowing) as well as swallowing disorders (dysphagia) including reflux and Zenker’s diverticulum.


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
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UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston (Mauston)
(608) 847-7355 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health


Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology

Fellowship, Laryngology Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2001-2002

Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Internship St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Languages Spoken

English, French, Spanish
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


The focus of Dr. Dailey’s research is on vocal cord reconstruction, vocal fold scarring, office based procedures, precancerous lesions of the vocal cord, new technologies for laryngeal imaging as well as laryngeal training and the aging voice.

PubMed Articles
Lippert D Hoffman MR Dang P McCulloch TM Hartig GK Dailey SH . In-office biopsy of upper airway lesions: Safety, tolerance, and effect on time to treatment. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr;125(4):919-23
[PubMed ID: 25376857]
Koszewski IJ Hoffman MR Young WG Lai YT Dailey SH . Office-Based Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Reinke's Edema: Safety and Voice Outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Mar 27;
[PubMed ID: 25820581]
Glab RC Gunderson M Torrealba J Bauer B Dailey SH . Elucidation of soft tissue flap histologic margins within a canine vocal fold. Histol Histopathol. 2015 Jan;30(1):95-103
[PubMed ID: 25045966]
Stevens SM Johnson EA Pfau PR Dailey SH . Visual evaluation of the larynx and hypopharynx during esophagogastroduodenoscopy: a safety and feasibility study. Surg Endosc. 2014 Oct 11;
[PubMed ID: 25303903]
Conroy E Surender K Geng Z Chen T Dailey S Jiang J . Video-based method of quantifying performance and instrument motion during simulated phonosurgery. Laryngoscope. 2014 Oct;124(10):2332-7
[PubMed ID: 24737286]
Tian L Kellihan HB Henningsen J Bellofiore A Forouzan O Roldán-Alzate A Consigny DW Gunderson M Dailey SH Francois CJ Chesler NC . Pulmonary artery relative area change is inversely related to ex vivo measured arterial elastic modulus in the canine model of acute pulmonary embolization. J Biomech. 2014 Sep 22;47(12):2904-10
[PubMed ID: 25128393]
Gunderson M Bauer B Glab RC Dailey SH . Technical refinements to the minithyrotomy procedure. J Voice. 2014 Jul;28(4):501-7
[PubMed ID: 24495420]
Verma SP Dailey SH . Office-based injection laryngoplasty for the management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. J Voice. 2014 May;28(3):382-6
[PubMed ID: 24491502]
Britt CJ Lippert D Kammer R Ford CN Dailey SH McCulloch T Hartig G . Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture in-office using Seldinger technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May;150(5):808-12
[PubMed ID: 24493788]
Bartlett RS Hoffman HT Dailey SH Bock JM Klemuk SA Askeland RW Ahlrichs-Hanson JS Heaford AC Thibeault SL . Restructuring the vocal fold lamina propria with endoscopic microdissection. Laryngoscope. 2013 Nov;123(11):2780-6
[PubMed ID: 23959803]
Dailey SH Ng K Gunderson M Petty B . Vocal fold reconstruction: a novel flap. Laryngoscope. 2013 Nov;123(11):2793-7
[PubMed ID: 23616137]
Upton DC Johnson M Zelazny SK Dailey SH . Prospective evaluation of office-based injection laryngoplasty with hyaluronic acid gel. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Sep;122(9):541-6
[PubMed ID: 24224395]
Li NY Dailey S Thibeault SL . Assessment of fine needle aspiration feasibility and specimen adequacy for molecular diagnostics of benign vocal fold lesions. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):960-5
[PubMed ID: 23404571]
Lai YT Petty BE Huang W Dailey SH . Bilateral vocal fold chondromas. J Voice. 2013 Mar;27(2):255-7
[PubMed ID: 23406842]
Ahmed MM Heckman WW Dailey SH . Type IIB thyroplasty for phonic tics in a pediatric patient with autism spectrum disorder: a case report. J Voice. 2013 Mar;27(2):242-4
[PubMed ID: 23406841]
Bartlett RS Heckman WW Isenberg J Thibeault SL Dailey SH . Genetic characterization of vocal fold lesions: leukoplakia and carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2012 Feb;122(2):336-42
[PubMed ID: 22252855]
Krausert CR Olszewski AE Taylor LN McMurray JS Dailey SH Jiang JJ . Mucosal wave measurement and visualization techniques. J Voice. 2011 Jul;25(4):395-405
[PubMed ID: 20471798]
Welham NV Choi SH Dailey SH Ford CN Jiang JJ Bless DM . Prospective multi-arm evaluation of surgical treatments for vocal fold scar and pathologic sulcus vocalis. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun;121(6):1252-60
[PubMed ID: 21557241]
Dailey SH Gunderson M Chan R Torrealba J Kimura M Welham NV . Local vascularized flaps for augmentation of Reinke's space. Laryngoscope. 2011 Feb;121 Suppl 3:S37-60
[PubMed ID: 21271606]
Yan Y Olszewski AE Hoffman MR Zhuang P Ford CN Dailey SH Jiang JJ . Use of lasers in laryngeal surgery. J Voice. 2010 Jan;24(1):102-9
[PubMed ID: 19487102]