American Family Children's Hospital
Timothy M. McCulloch, MD close

Timothy M. McCulloch, MD Print Friendly Page

Chairman, Division 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)

Pediatric 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
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, WA
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
Jang S Patel PN Kimple RJ McCulloch TM . Clinical Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Anticancer Res. 2017 Jun;37(6):3045-3052
[PubMed ID: 28551643]
Koszewski IJ Avey G Ahmed A Leonhard L Hoffman MR McCulloch TM . Extent of Endoscopic Resection for Anterior Skull Base Tumors: An MRI-Based Volumetric Analysis. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Jun;78(3):227-234
[PubMed ID: 28593109]
Zhang F McMurray JS Devine EE Xue C McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . A Preliminary Case Report of a High-Quality Cost-effective Rigid Laryngoscopy Setup. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 May;126(5):411-414
[PubMed ID: 28397566]
Krisciunas GP Castellano K McCulloch TM Lazarus CL Pauloski BR Meyer TK Graner D Van Daele DJ Silbergleit AK Crujido LR Rybin D Doros G Kotz T Langmore SE . Impact of Compliance on Dysphagia Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Results from a Multi-center Clinical Trial. Dysphagia. 2017 Apr;32(2):327-336
[PubMed ID: 27848021]
Cock C Jones CA Hammer MJ Omari TI McCulloch TM . Modulation of Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) Relaxation and Opening During Volume Swallowing. Dysphagia. 2017 Apr;32(2):216-224
[PubMed ID: 27534548]
Hutcheson KA Hammer MJ Rosen SP Jones CA McCulloch TM . Expiratory muscle strength training evaluated with simultaneous high-resolution manometry and electromyography. Laryngoscope. 2017 Apr;127(4):797-804
[PubMed ID: 28083946]
Rosen SP Jones CA McCulloch TM . Pharyngeal swallowing pressures in the base-of-tongue and hypopharynx regions identified with three-dimensional manometry. Laryngoscope. 2017 Feb 19;
[PubMed ID: 28215047]
Walczak CC Jones CA McCulloch TM . Pharyngeal Pressure and Timing During Bolus Transit. Dysphagia. 2017 Feb;32(1):104-114
[PubMed ID: 27565155]
Devine EE Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Evaluation of type II thyroplasty on phonatory physiology in an excised canine larynx model. Laryngoscope. 2017 Feb;127(2):396-404
[PubMed ID: 27223665]
Swick AD Stein AP McCulloch TM Hartig GK Ong IM Sampene E Prabakaran PJ Liu CZ Kimple RJ . Defining the boundaries and expanding the utility of head and neck cancer patient derived xenografts. Oral Oncol. 2017 Jan;64:65-72
[PubMed ID: 28024726]
Meyer JP Jones CA Walczak CC McCulloch TM . Three-dimensional manometry of the upper esophageal sphincter in swallowing and nonswallowing tasks. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov;126(11):2539-2545
[PubMed ID: 26990011]
Martino R McCulloch T . Therapeutic intervention in oropharyngeal dysphagia. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Nov;13(11):665-679
[PubMed ID: 27625188]
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 Jul;125(7):541-9
[PubMed ID: 26868604]
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]
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]
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]
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]