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Nathan V. Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his degrees from the University of Canterbury, Whare WÄ?nanga o Waitaha and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is certified in speech language pathology by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Welham specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with organic, neurological and functional voice disorders, resonance disorders and upper airway disorders such as paradoxical vocal fold motion. He also treats patients with occupational voice problems.


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University Hospital
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Certifications American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC)
Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC)
Licenses Speech, Language Pathology (SLP)
Education University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Kishimoto Y Yamashita M Wei A Toya Y Ye S Kendziorski C Welham NV Reversal of Vocal Fold Mucosal Fibrosis Using siRNA against the Collagen-Specific Chaperone Serpinh1. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids . 2019 Jun 7;16:616-625
[PubMed ID: 31100613]
Ling C Nishimoto K Rolfs Z Smith LM Frey BL Welham NV Differentiated fibrocytes assume a functional mesenchymal phenotype with regenerative potential. Sci Adv . 2019 May;5(5):eaav7384
[PubMed ID: 31086819]
Olsen K Suri DJ Davis C Sheftel J Nishimoto K Yamaoka Y Toya Y Welham NV Tanumihardjo SA Serum retinyl esters are positively correlated with analyzed total liver vitamin A reserves collected from US adults at time of death. Am J Clin Nutr . 2018 Nov 1;108(5):997-1005
[PubMed ID: 30475970]
Thibeault SL Welham NV Strategies for advancing laryngeal tissue engineering. Laryngoscope . 2017 Oct;127(10):2319-2320
[PubMed ID: 28581251]
Kishimoto AO Kishimoto Y Young DL Zhang J Rowland IJ Welham NV High- and ultrahigh-field magnetic resonance imaging of naïve, injured and scarred vocal fold mucosae in rats. Dis Model Mech . 2016 Nov 1;9(11):1397-1403
[PubMed ID: 27638667]
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]
Kishimoto Y Kishimoto AO Ye S Kendziorski C Welham NV Modeling fibrosis using fibroblasts isolated from scarred rat vocal folds. Lab Invest . 2016 Jul;96(7):807-16
[PubMed ID: 27111284]
Li Q Chang Z Oliveira G Xiong M Smith LM Frey BL Welham NV Protein turnover during in vitro tissue engineering. Biomaterials . 2016 Mar;81:104-113
[PubMed ID: 26724458]
Li Q Uygun BE Geerts S Ozer S Scalf M Gilpin SE Ott HC Yarmush ML Smith LM Welham NV Frey BL Proteomic analysis of naturally-sourced biological scaffolds. Biomaterials . 2016 Jan;75:37-46
[PubMed ID: 26476196]
Ling C Li Q Brown ME Kishimoto Y Toya Y Devine EE Choi KO Nishimoto K Norman IG Tsegyal T Jiang JJ Burlingham WJ Gunasekaran S Smith LM Frey BL Welham NV Bioengineered vocal fold mucosa for voice restoration. Sci Transl Med . 2015 Nov 18;7(314):314ra187
[PubMed ID: 26582902]
Welham NV Ling C Dawson JA Kendziorski C Thibeault SL Yamashita M Microarray-based characterization of differential gene expression during vocal fold wound healing in rats. Dis Model Mech . 2015 Mar;8(3):311-21
[PubMed ID: 25592437]
Lee SW Park KN Welham NV Clinical features and surgical outcomes following closed reduction of arytenoid dislocation. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2014 Nov;140(11):1045-50
[PubMed ID: 25257336]
Jetté ME Gaumnitz EA Birchall MA Welham NV Thibeault SL Correlation between Reflux and multichannel intraluminal impedance pH monitoring in untreated volunteers. Laryngoscope . 2014 Oct;124(10):2345-51
[PubMed ID: 24782404]
Toya Y Riabroy N Davis CR Kishimoto Y Tanumihardjo SA Bless DM Welham NV Interspecies comparison of stellate cell-containing macula flavae and vitamin A storage in vocal fold mucosa. J Anat . 2014 Sep;225(3):298-305
[PubMed ID: 25040030]
Chang Z Kishimoto Y Hasan A Welham NV TGF-β3 modulates the inflammatory environment and reduces scar formation following vocal fold mucosal injury in rats. Dis Model Mech . 2014 Jan;7(1):83-91
[PubMed ID: 24092879]
Welham NV Chang Z Smith LM Frey BL Proteomic analysis of a decellularized human vocal fold mucosa scaffold using 2D electrophoresis and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Biomaterials . 2013 Jan;34(3):669-76
[PubMed ID: 23102991]
Upton DC Welham NV Kuo JS Walker JW Pasic TR Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps: a proteomic analysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2011 Dec;120(12):780-6
[PubMed ID: 22279949]
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]
Welham NV Yamashita M Choi SH Ling C Cross-sample validation provides enhanced proteome coverage in rat vocal fold mucosa. PLoS One . 2011 Mar 15;6(3):e17754
[PubMed ID: 21423617]
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]