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Chairman of Otolaryngology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McCulloch is Chair of the Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He 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)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Medical School University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1985


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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.


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

PubMed Articles
Nyflot MJ Kruser TJ Traynor AM Khuntia D Yang DT Hartig GK McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Gentry LR Hoang T Jeraj R Harari PM . Phase 1 Trial of Bevacizumab With Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck With Exploratory Functional Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia, Proliferation, and Perfusion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Feb 3;
[PubMed ID: 25659884]
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. 2014 Nov 6;
[PubMed ID: 25376857]
Hammer MJ Jones CA Mielens JD Kim CH McCulloch TM . Evaluating the tongue-hold maneuver using high-resolution manometry and electromyography. Dysphagia. 2014 Oct;29(5):564-70
[PubMed ID: 24969727]
Cannon DM Geye HM Hartig GK Traynor AM Hoang T McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Chappell RJ Harari PM . Increased local failure risk with prolonged radiation treatment time in head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy. Head Neck. 2014 Aug;36(8):1120-5
[PubMed ID: 23804248]
Jones CA Knigge MA McCulloch TM . Speech pathologist practice patterns for evaluation and management of suspected cricopharyngeal dysfunction. Dysphagia. 2014 Jun;29(3):332-9
[PubMed ID: 24500663]
Jones CA Hoffman MR Geng Z Abdelhalim SM Jiang JJ McCulloch TM . Reliability of an automated high-resolution manometry analysis program across expert users, novice users, and speech-language pathologists. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Jun 1;57(3):831-6
[PubMed ID: 24686522]
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]
Hoffman MR Devine EE McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Excised larynx evaluation of wedge-shaped adjustable balloon implant for minimally invasive type I thyroplasty. Laryngoscope. 2014 Apr;124(4):942-9
[PubMed ID: 24115091]
Jones CA Hammer MJ Hoffman MR McCulloch TM . Quantifying contributions of the cricopharyngeus to upper esophageal sphincter pressure changes by means of intramuscular electromyography and high-resolution manometry. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Mar;123(3):174-82
[PubMed ID: 24633943]
Knigge MA Thibeault S McCulloch TM . Implementation of high-resolution manometry in the clinical practice of speech language pathology. Dysphagia. 2014 Feb;29(1):2-16
[PubMed ID: 24233810]
Juan J Hind J Jones C McCulloch T Gangnon R Robbins J . Case study: application of isometric progressive resistance oropharyngeal therapy using the Madison Oral Strengthening Therapeutic device. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):450-70
[PubMed ID: 24091287]
Geng Z Hoffman MR Jones CA McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Three-dimensional analysis of pharyngeal high-resolution manometry data. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul;123(7):1746-53
[PubMed ID: 23417441]
Hoffman MR Jones CA Geng Z Abelhalim SM Walczak CC Mitchell AR Jiang JJ McCulloch TM . Classification of high-resolution manometry data according to videofluoroscopic parameters using pattern recognition. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul;149(1):126-33
[PubMed ID: 23728150]
Hoffman MR McCulloch TM . Relief from cluster headaches following extraction of an ipsilateral infected tooth. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013 Jun;92(6):264, 266, 268 passim
[PubMed ID: 23780593]
McCulloch TM Hoffman MR McAvoy KE Jiang JJ . Initial investigation of anterior approach to arytenoid adduction in excised larynges. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr;123(4):942-7
[PubMed ID: 23400957]
Hoffman MR Mielens JD Omari TI Rommel N Jiang JJ McCulloch TM . Artificial neural network classification of pharyngeal high-resolution manometry with impedance data. Laryngoscope. 2013 Mar;123(3):713-20
[PubMed ID: 23070810]
Kimple RJ Harari PM Torres AD Yang RZ Soriano BJ Yu M Armstrong EA Blitzer GC Smith MA Lorenz LD Lee D Yang DT McCulloch TM Hartig GK Lambert PF . Development and characterization of HPV-positive and HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumorgrafts. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 15;19(4):855-64
[PubMed ID: 23251001]
Devine EE Bulleit EE Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Aerodynamic and nonlinear dynamic acoustic analysis of tension asymmetry in excised canine larynges. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Dec;55(6):1850-61
[PubMed ID: 22562826]
Hoffman MR Mielens JD Ciucci MR Jones CA Jiang JJ McCulloch TM . High-resolution manometry of pharyngeal swallow pressure events associated with effortful swallow and the Mendelsohn maneuver. Dysphagia. 2012 Sep;27(3):418-26
[PubMed ID: 22215280]
Mielens JD Hoffman MR Ciucci MR McCulloch TM Jiang JJ . Application of classification models to pharyngeal high-resolution manometry. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Jun;55(3):892-902
[PubMed ID: 22232390]