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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)

Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

UW Health Clinics

1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2500 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology

 Laryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Medical School New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1996


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013


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.


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
Burns JA Adkins LK Dailey S Klein AM . Simulators for Laryngeal and Airway Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Jun 29;
[PubMed ID: 28669461]
Hoffman MR Coughlin AR Dailey SH . Serial office-based steroid injections for treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jun 5;
[PubMed ID: 28581185]
Shabani S Hoffman MR Brand WT Dailey SH . Endoscopic Management of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Feb;126(2):96-102
[PubMed ID: 27864505]
Hoffman HT Hoffman MR Dailey SH . Editorial response to "A novel approach to cricoarytenoid joint injections: An anatomic study". Laryngoscope. 2017 Jan;127(1):204-205
[PubMed ID: 27578197]
Moore JE Rathouz PJ Havlena JA Zhao Q Dailey SH Smith MA Greenberg CC Welham NV . Practice variations in voice treatment selection following vocal fold mucosal resection. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov;126(11):2505-2512
[PubMed ID: 26972900]
Young WG Hoffman MR Koszewski IJ Whited CW Ruel BN Dailey SH . Voice Outcomes following a Single Office-Based Steroid Injection for Vocal Fold Scar. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):820-828
[PubMed ID: 27507145]
Chen T Vamos AC Dailey SH Jiang JJ . CUSUM analysis of learning curves for the head-mounted microscope in phonomicrosurgery. Laryngoscope. 2016 Oct;126(10):2295-300
[PubMed ID: 27232675]
Woo JH King SN Hoffman H Dailey S Wang S Christensen MB Thibeault SL . MERS versus Standard Surgical Approaches for Porcine Vocal Fold Scarring with Adipose Stem Cell Constructs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Oct;155(4):612-23
[PubMed ID: 27165681]
Chen T Vamos AC Dailey SH Geng Z Jiang JJ . A study of phonomicrosurgical arm support postures using a magnetic motion tracking system. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr;126(4):918-22
[PubMed ID: 26404399]
Hoffman MR Brand WT Dailey SH . Effects of Balloon Dilation for Idiopathic Laryngotracheal Stenosis on Voice Production. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jan;125(1):12-9
[PubMed ID: 26180179]
Whited CW Dailey SH . Is mitomycin C useful as an adjuvant therapy in endoscopic treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct;125(10):2243-4
[PubMed ID: 26109473]
Hoffman HT Dailey SH Bock JM Thibeault SL McCulloch TM . Transillumination for needle localization in the larynx. Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct;125(10):2341-8
[PubMed ID: 26019116]
Whited CW Dailey SH . Evaluation of the Dysphonic Patient (in: Function Preservation in Laryngeal Cancer). Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;48(4):547-64
[PubMed ID: 26096136]
Tian L Henningsen J Salick MR Crone WC Gunderson M Dailey SH Chesler NC . Stretch calculated from grip distance accurately approximates mid-specimen stretch in large elastic arteries in uniaxial tensile tests. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Jul;47:107-13
[PubMed ID: 25881308]
Hoffman MR Glab R Gunderson M Maytag AL Yang DT Jiang JJ Dailey SH . Functional and Histological Evaluation following Canine Vocal Fold Reconstruction Using Composite Thyroid Ala Perichondrium Flaps. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul;153(1):79-87
[PubMed ID: 25883099]
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 Jun;152(6):1075-81
[PubMed ID: 25820581]
Stevens SM Johnson EA Pfau PR Dailey SH . Visual evaluation of the larynx and hypopharynx during esophagogastroduodenoscopy: a safety and feasibility study. Surg Endosc. 2015 May;29(5):1209-15
[PubMed ID: 25303903]
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]
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]
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]