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Chairman of Otolaryngology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McCulloch is Chair of the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and specializes in treatment of head and neck cancer, voice and swallowing disorders, trauma, reconstruction and skull base surgery. Dr. McCulloch is past president of the Dysphagia Research Society. He is on the editorial board and a reviewer for multiple subspecialty journals. He is also active in several national societies, including the Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Head and Neck Society and the Dysphagia Research Society.


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

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

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Medical School University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1985


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013


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. McCulloch’s research is laryngeal function, dysphagia, trauma and head and neck cancer treatments.

PubMed Articles
Britt CJ Rohrbach MR McCulloch TM . Tracheal exposure: Anticipatory management of the difficult airway. Head Neck. 2016 Jun;38(6):E2446-E2448
[PubMed ID: 26970139]
Devine EE Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Evaluation of type II thyroplasty on phonatory physiology in an excised canine larynx model. Laryngoscope. 2016 May 25;
[PubMed ID: 27223665]
Langmore SE McCulloch TM Krisciunas GP Lazarus CL Van Daele DJ Pauloski BR Rybin D Doros G . Efficacy of electrical stimulation and exercise for dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer: A randomized clinical trial. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E1221-31
[PubMed ID: 26469360]
Meyer JP Jones CA Walczak CC McCulloch TM . Three-dimensional manometry of the upper esophageal sphincter in swallowing and nonswallowing tasks. Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar 18;
[PubMed ID: 26990011]
Omari TI Jones CA Hammer MJ Cock C Dinning P Wiklendt L Costa M McCulloch TM . Predicting the activation states of the muscles governing upper esophageal sphincter relaxation and opening. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Mar 15;310(6):G359-66
[PubMed ID: 26767985]
Jones CA Ciucci MR Hammer MJ McCulloch TM . A multisensor approach to improve manometric analysis of the upper esophageal sphincter. Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar;126(3):657-64
[PubMed ID: 26297859]
Lippert D Hoffman MR Britt CJ Jones CA Hernandez J Ciucci MR McCulloch TM . Preliminary Evaluation of Functional Swallow After Total Laryngectomy Using High-Resolution Manometry. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Feb 11;
[PubMed ID: 26868604]
Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Mohindra P Das R Geurts M Harari PM . Simulation study of high-dose-rate brachytherapy for early glottic cancer. Brachytherapy. 2016 Jan-Feb;15(1):94-101
[PubMed ID: 26614234]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Mcculloch TM Hartig GK . Elective free flap revision in the head and neck cancer patient: Indications and outcomes. Microsurgery. 2015 Nov;35(8):591-5
[PubMed ID: 26419863]
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]
Stein AP Britt CJ Saha S McCulloch TM Wieland AM Harari PM Hartig GK . Patient and tumor characteristics predictive of primary parotid gland malignancy: A 20-year experience at the University of Wisconsin. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun;36(3):429-34
[PubMed ID: 25766621]
Nyflot MJ Kruser TJ Traynor AM Khuntia D Yang DT Hartig GK McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Gentry LR Hoang T Jeraj R Harari PM . Phase 1 trial of bevacizumab with concurrent chemoradiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with exploratory functional imaging of tumor hypoxia, proliferation, and perfusion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Apr 1;91(5):942-51
[PubMed ID: 25659884]
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]
Hammer MJ Jones CA Mielens JD Kim CH McCulloch TM . Evaluating the tongue-hold maneuver using high-resolution manometry and electromyography. Dysphagia. 2014 Oct;29(5):564-70
[PubMed ID: 24969727]
Cannon DM Geye HM Hartig GK Traynor AM Hoang T McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Chappell RJ Harari PM . Increased local failure risk with prolonged radiation treatment time in head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy. Head Neck. 2014 Aug;36(8):1120-5
[PubMed ID: 23804248]
Jones CA Knigge MA McCulloch TM . Speech pathologist practice patterns for evaluation and management of suspected cricopharyngeal dysfunction. Dysphagia. 2014 Jun;29(3):332-9
[PubMed ID: 24500663]
Jones CA Hoffman MR Geng Z Abdelhalim SM Jiang JJ McCulloch TM . Reliability of an automated high-resolution manometry analysis program across expert users, novice users, and speech-language pathologists. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Jun 1;57(3):831-6
[PubMed ID: 24686522]
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]
Hoffman MR Devine EE McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Excised larynx evaluation of wedge-shaped adjustable balloon implant for minimally invasive type I thyroplasty. Laryngoscope. 2014 Apr;124(4):942-9
[PubMed ID: 24115091]
Jones CA Hammer MJ Hoffman MR McCulloch TM . Quantifying contributions of the cricopharyngeus to upper esophageal sphincter pressure changes by means of intramuscular electromyography and high-resolution manometry. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Mar;123(3):174-82
[PubMed ID: 24633943]