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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)

UW Health Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health


Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology

Fellowship, Laryngology Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2001-2002

Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Internship St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY


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.

Programs & Conditions


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
Chen T Vamos AC Dailey SH Jiang JJ . CUSUM analysis of learning curves for the head-mounted microscope in phonomicrosurgery. Laryngoscope. 2016 May 27;
[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 May 10;
[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]
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 Mar 12;
[PubMed ID: 26972900]
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]
Tian L Kellihan HB Henningsen J Bellofiore A Forouzan O Roldán-Alzate A Consigny DW Gunderson M Dailey SH Francois CJ Chesler NC . Pulmonary artery relative area change is inversely related to ex vivo measured arterial elastic modulus in the canine model of acute pulmonary embolization. J Biomech. 2014 Sep 22;47(12):2904-10
[PubMed ID: 25128393]
Gunderson M Bauer B Glab RC Dailey SH . Technical refinements to the minithyrotomy procedure. J Voice. 2014 Jul;28(4):501-7
[PubMed ID: 24495420]
Verma SP Dailey SH . Office-based injection laryngoplasty for the management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. J Voice. 2014 May;28(3):382-6
[PubMed ID: 24491502]
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]
Bartlett RS Hoffman HT Dailey SH Bock JM Klemuk SA Askeland RW Ahlrichs-Hanson JS Heaford AC Thibeault SL . Restructuring the vocal fold lamina propria with endoscopic microdissection. Laryngoscope. 2013 Nov;123(11):2780-6
[PubMed ID: 23959803]