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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McCulloch 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)

Airway dilation

Airway Reconstruction

Arytenoid Repositioning

Cancer Surgeons

Complex Trauma Repair

Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Surgery

Endoscopic Laser Pharyngeal Surgery

Esophageal Dilation

Facial Nerve Disorders

Facial Nerve Grafting

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

Free flap

Free Tissue Transfer

Functional Neck Dissection

General Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Reconstruction

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (ENT)

Head and Neck Trauma

Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment

Laryngeal Surgery


Leukoplakia laser treatment

Maxilofacial Trauma Repair


Nose and Sinus Surgery

Performing Arts Medicine - Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

Reinke's Edema Laser Treatment


Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Skull Base Surgery

Skull Base Tumors

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)


Transnasal Esophagoscopy

Transnasal laryngotracheoscopy

Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)

Transoral Robotic Surgery

Vocal cord injection

Voice Disorders

Voice Procedures

Zenker's diverticulectomy


American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston
(608) 847-7355 | | Map
UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston
(608) 847-7355 | | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Residency University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Medical School University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE

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. McCulloch’s research is laryngeal function, dysphagia, trauma and head and neck cancer treatments.

PubMed Articles
Miles A Connor NP Desai RV Jadcherla S Allen J Brodsky M Garand KL Malandraki GA McCulloch TM Moss M Murray J Pulia M Riquelme LF Langmore SE Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Dysphagia . 2021 Apr;36(2):170-182
[PubMed ID: 32654059]
Schaen-Heacock NE Jones CA McCulloch TM Pharyngeal Swallowing Pressures in Patients with Radiation-Associated Dysphagia. Dysphagia . 2021 Apr;36(2):242-249
[PubMed ID: 32415490]
Jones CA Ciucci MR Abdelhalim SM McCulloch TM Swallowing Pressure Variability as a Function of Pharyngeal Region, Bolus Volume, Age, and Sex. Laryngoscope . 2021 Jan;131(1):E52-E58
[PubMed ID: 32304341]
Rogus-Pulia NM Jones CA Forgues AL Orne J Macdonald CL Connor NP McCulloch TM Perceived Professional and Institutional Factors Influencing Clinical Adoption of Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry. Am J Speech Lang Pathol . 2020 Aug 4;29(3):1550-1562
[PubMed ID: 32569478]
Rosen SP Jones CA Hoffman MR Knigge MA McCulloch TM Pressure abnormalities in patients with Zenker's diverticulum using pharyngeal high-resolution manometry. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol . 2020 Aug;5(4):708-717
[PubMed ID: 32864443]
Burr AR Harari PM Haasl AM Wieland AM Bruce JY Kimple RJ Hartig GK McCulloch TM Witek ME Clinical outcomes for larynx patients with cancer treated with refinement of high-dose radiation treatment volumes. Head Neck . 2020 Aug;42(8):1874-1881
[PubMed ID: 32057151]
Thompson JD Avey GD Wieland AM Harari PM Glazer TA McCulloch TM Hartig GK Auriculotemporal Nerve Involvement in Parotid Bed Malignancy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2019 Jul;128(7):647-653
[PubMed ID: 30894024]
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]
Jones CA Forgues AL Rogus-Pulia NM Orne J Macdonald CL Connor NP McCulloch TM Correlates of Early Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry Adoption in Expert Speech-Language Pathologists. Dysphagia . 2019 Jun;34(3):325-332
[PubMed ID: 30232550]
Krisciunas GP Vakharia A Lazarus C Taborda SG Martino R Hutcheson K McCulloch T Langmore SE Application of Manual Therapy for Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Preliminary National Survey of Treatment Trends and Adverse Events. Glob Adv Health Med . 2019;8:2164956119844151
[PubMed ID: 31041144]
Jones CA Rogus-Pulia NM Forgues AL Orne J Macdonald CL Connor NP McCulloch TM SLP-Perceived Technical and Patient-Centered Factors Associated with Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry. Dysphagia . 2019 Apr;34(2):170-178
[PubMed ID: 30382385]
Van Daele DJ Langmore SE Krisciunas GP Lazarus CL Pauloski BR McCulloch TM Gramigna GD Messing BP Wagner CW Mott SL The impact of time after radiation treatment on dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer enrolled in a swallowing therapy program. Head Neck . 2019 Mar;41(3):606-614
[PubMed ID: 30629306]
Sia I Crary MA Kairalla J Carnaby GD Sheplak M McCulloch T Derivation and measurement consistency of a novel biofluid dynamics measure of deglutitive bolus-driving function-pharyngeal swallowing power. Neurogastroenterol Motil . 2019 Jan;31(1):e13465
[PubMed ID: 30246422]
Moss NA Leão T Rankin MR McCullough TM Qu P Korobeynikov A Smith JL Gerwick L Gerwick WH Ketoreductase Domain Dysfunction Expands Chemodiversity: Malyngamide Biosynthesis in the Cyanobacterium Okeania hirsuta. ACS Chem Biol . 2018 Dec 21;13(12):3385-3395
[PubMed ID: 30444349]
Sia I Crary MA Kairalla J Carnaby GD Sheplak M McCulloch T Bolus volume and viscosity effects on pharyngeal swallowing power-How physiological bolus accommodation affects bolus dynamics. Neurogastroenterol Motil . 2018 Dec;30(12):e13481
[PubMed ID: 30324641]
Blitzer GC Rosenberg SA Anderson BM McCulloch TM Wieland AM Hartig GK Bruce JY Witek ME Kimple RJ Harari PM Results From 10 Years of a Free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic at a Major Academic Health Center. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys . 2018 Sep 1;102(1):146-148
[PubMed ID: 29980415]
Jones CA Meisner EL Broadfoot CK Rosen SP Samuelsen CR McCulloch TM Methods for measuring swallowing pressure variability using high-resolution manometry. Front Appl Math Stat . 2018 Jul;4
[PubMed ID: 30687729]
Rosen SP Abdelhalim SM Jones CA McCulloch TM Effect of Body Position on Pharyngeal Swallowing Pressures Using High-Resolution Manometry. Dysphagia . 2018 Jun;33(3):389-398
[PubMed ID: 29218488]
Jones CA Hoffman MR Lin L Abdelhalim S Jiang JJ McCulloch TM Identification of swallowing disorders in early and mid-stage Parkinson's disease using pattern recognition of pharyngeal high-resolution manometry data. Neurogastroenterol Motil . 2018 Apr;30(4):e13236
[PubMed ID: 29143418]
Thompson JD Hoffman MR Scholp A Devine EE Jiang JJ McCulloch TM Excised larynx evaluation of subthyroid cartilage approach to medialization thyroplasty. Laryngoscope . 2018 Mar;128(3):675-681
[PubMed ID: 28891238]