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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)

Airway dilation

Airway Reconstruction

Arytenoid Repositioning

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Esophageal Dilation


Facial Nerve Grafting

Functional Neck Dissection

Gender Services - Laryngology

General Otolaryngology

Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment


Laryngology-Voice Surgery (ENT)

Leukoplakia laser treatment

Maxilofacial Trauma Repair


Performing Arts Medicine - Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

Recurrent Sinus Infection

Recurrent Tonsil Infections


Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Sleep Apnea

Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)


Tonsil Enlargement


Transnasal Esophagoscopy

Transnasal laryngotracheoscopy

Vocal cord injection

Voice Disorders

Zenker's diverticulectomy


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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

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

Languages Spoken

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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
Bergelson E Amatuni A Dailey S Koorathota S Tor S Day by day, hour by hour: Naturalistic language input to infants. Dev Sci . 2018 Aug 10;:e12715
[PubMed ID: 30094888]
Hoffman MR Kletzien H Dailey SH McMurray JS Simulation of KTP Laser-Based Zenker Diverticulotomy with a Porcine Model and Laryngeal Dissection Station. OTO Open . 2017 Dec;1(4)
[PubMed ID: 29350715]
Young WG Shama L Petty B Hoffman MR Dailey SH Comparing Videostroboscopy and Direct Microlaryngoscopy: An Argument for Flexible Consent and Operative Plan. J Voice . 2017 Nov 27;
[PubMed ID: 29187295]
Hoffman MR Coughlin AR Dailey SH Serial office-based steroid injections for treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Laryngoscope . 2017 Nov;127(11):2475-2481
[PubMed ID: 28581185]
Hoffman MR Mai JP Dailey SH Idiopathic Supraglottic Stenosis Refractory to Multiple Interventions Improved With Serial Office-based Steroid Injections. J Voice . 2017 Oct 30;
[PubMed ID: 29097011]
Burns JA Adkins LK Dailey S Klein AM Simulators for Laryngeal and Airway Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am . 2017 Oct;50(5):903-922
[PubMed ID: 28669461]
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]
Creswell CH Kille TL Hoffman MR Kennedy T Dailey SH Delayed Presentation of Submucosal Retained Toothbrush from Self-Inflicted Injury in Patient with Schizophrenia. Case Rep Emerg Med . 2017;2017:2480140
[PubMed ID: 29456875]
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;47:107-113
[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]