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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


Functional Neck Dissection

Gender Services - Laryngology

General Otolaryngology

Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment


Laryngology-Voice Surgery (ENT)

Leukoplakia laser treatment


Performing Arts Medicine - Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

Recurrent Sinus Infection

Recurrent Tonsil Infections


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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University Hospital
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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
Dhillon VK Dailey SH Akst LM Microlaryngeal Teaching Courses: A National Survey on Prevalence, Value, and Barriers to Implementation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2019 Sep 15;:3489419876290
[PubMed ID: 31522512]
Soni RS Dailey SH Sulcus Vocalis. Otolaryngol Clin North Am . 2019 Aug;52(4):735-743
[PubMed ID: 31088694]
Kammer RE Jones CA Johnson AM Dailey SH McCulloch TM Thibeault SL High-resolution manometry and swallow outcomes after vocal fold injection medialization for unilateral vocal fold paralysis/paresis. Head Neck . 2019 Jul;41(7):2389-2397
[PubMed ID: 30811725]
Lai YT Wang YH Yen YC Yu TY Chao PZ Lee FP Dailey S The Epidemiology of Benign Voice Disorders in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2019 May;128(5):406-412
[PubMed ID: 30734582]
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 . 2019 Mar;33(2):143-149
[PubMed ID: 29187295]
Van Mai JP Whited C Dailey S The Essentials-Only Emergency Tracheotomy Pan: Keeping It Simple With Open Emergent Airways. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2019 Feb 1;145(2):193-194
[PubMed ID: 30543370]
Bergelson E Amatuni A Dailey S Koorathota S Tor S Day by day, hour by hour: Naturalistic language input to infants. Dev Sci . 2019 Jan;22(1):e12715
[PubMed ID: 30094888]
Hoffman MR Mai JP Dailey SH Idiopathic Supraglottic Stenosis Refractory to Multiple Interventions Improved With Serial Office-based Steroid Injections. J Voice . 2018 Nov;32(6):767-769
[PubMed ID: 29097011]
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]
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]
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]