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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Ford is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology, where he served as Chair from 1995-2007. Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, he specializes in laryngeal and voice disorders. He is internationally recognized for his collaborative work with voice professionals in the care of singers and other professional voice users. An active member of the Performing Arts Medical Association, he initiated and currently directs the UW Health Performing Arts Medicine Program. Dr. Ford is past president of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and the Society of University Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons.


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology
Residency Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Internship Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Medical School University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 1965


Best Doctors® in America 2013

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Programs & Conditions


 Dr. Ford's research focus is laryngology and voice. He reviews subspecialty-related manuscripts and serves on the editorial boards of major otolaryngology peer review medical journals.

PubMed Articles
Ford CN Poti JM Ng SW Popkin BM . SSB taxes and diet quality in US preschoolers: estimated changes in the 2010 Healthy Eating Index. Pediatr Obes. 2017 Apr;12(2):146-154
[PubMed ID: 27059293]
Nguyen BT Ford CN Yaroch AL Shuval K Drope J . Food Security and Weight Status in Children: Interactions With Food Assistance Programs. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Feb;52(2S2):S138-S144
[PubMed ID: 28109415]
Pier EL Raclaw J Kaatz A Brauer M Carnes M Nathan MJ Ford CE . 'Your comments are meaner than your score': score calibration talk influences intra- and inter-panel variability during scientific grant peer review. Res Eval. 2017 Jan;26(1):1-14
[PubMed ID: 28458466]
Ouellette KA Brusseau TA Davidson LE Ford CN Hatfield DL Shaw JM Eisenman PA . Comparison of the Effects of Seated, Supine, and Walking Interset Rest Strategies on Work Rate. J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Dec;30(12):3396-3404
[PubMed ID: 25774623]
Coughlin JM Wang Y Ambinder EB Ward RE Minn I Vranesic M Kim PK Ford CN Higgs C Hayes LN Schretlen DJ Dannals RF Kassiou M Sawa A Pomper MG . In vivo markers of inflammatory response in recent-onset schizophrenia: a combined study using [(11)C]DPA-713 PET and analysis of CSF and plasma. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 12;6:e777
[PubMed ID: 27070405]
Ford CN Ng SW Popkin BM . Ten-year beverage intake trends among US preschool children: rapid declines between 2003 and 2010 but stagnancy in recent years. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb;11(1):47-53
[PubMed ID: 25728132]
Ford CN Ng SW Popkin BM . Targeted Beverage Taxes Influence Food and Beverage Purchases among Households with Preschool Children. J Nutr. 2015 Aug;145(8):1835-43
[PubMed ID: 26063069]
Carnes M Devine PG Baier Manwell L Byars-Winston A Fine E Ford CE Forscher P Isaac C Kaatz A Magua W Palta M Sheridan J . The effect of an intervention to break the gender bias habit for faculty at one institution: a cluster randomized, controlled trial. Acad Med. 2015 Feb;90(2):221-30
[PubMed ID: 25374039]
Ford CN Ng SW Popkin BM . Are food and beverage purchases in households with preschoolers changing?: a longitudinal analysis from 2000 to 2011. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Sep;47(3):275-82
[PubMed ID: 25049217]
Hoffman MR Devine EE Remacle M Ford CN Wadium E Jiang JJ . Combined type IIIB with bilateral type I thyroplasty for pitch lowering with maintenance of vocal fold tension. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jun;271(6):1621-9
[PubMed ID: 24241252]
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]
Ford CN Slining MM Popkin BM . Trends in dietary intake among US 2- to 6-year-old children, 1989-2008. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jan;113(1):35-42
[PubMed ID: 23260722]
Carnes M Devine PG Isaac C Manwell LB Ford CE Byars-Winston A Fine E Sheridan JT . Promoting Institutional Change Through Bias Literacy. J Divers High Educ. 2012 Jun;5(2):63-77
[PubMed ID: 22822416]
Ford CE Stickle T . Securing recipiency in workplace meetings: Multimodal practices. Discourse Stud. 2012 Feb;14(1):11-30
[PubMed ID: 24976789]
Ford CE Thompson SA Drake V . Bodily-visual practices and turn continuation. Discourse Process. 2012;49(3-4):192-212
[PubMed ID: 23526861]
Bessen DE Kumar N Hall GS Riley DR Luo F Lizano S Ford CN McShan WM Nguyen SV Dunning Hotopp JC Tettelin H . Whole-genome association study on tissue tropism phenotypes in group A Streptococcus. J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec;193(23):6651-63
[PubMed ID: 21949075]
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]
Ford CN . GERD-related chronic laryngitis: pro. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep;136(9):910-3
[PubMed ID: 20855685]
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]
Hoffman MR Jiang JJ Rieves AL McElveen KA Ford CN . Differentiating between adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia using airflow interruption. Laryngoscope. 2009 Sep;119(9):1851-5
[PubMed ID: 19554636]