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Timothy M. McCulloch, MD Print Friendly Page

Chairman, Division 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)

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


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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

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

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology
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
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 . 2018 Oct 31;
[PubMed ID: 30382385]
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 Oct 15;:e13481
[PubMed ID: 30324641]
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 . 2018 Sep 23;:e13465
[PubMed ID: 30246422]
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 . 2018 Sep 19;
[PubMed ID: 30232550]
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]
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]
Lippert D Dang P Cannon D Harari PM McCulloch TM Hoffman MR Hartig GK Lymph Node Yield in Therapeutic Neck Dissection: Impact of Dissection Levels and Prior Radiotherapy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2017 Nov;126(11):762-767
[PubMed ID: 28948832]
Rosen SP Jones CA McCulloch TM Pharyngeal swallowing pressures in the base-of-tongue and hypopharynx regions identified with three-dimensional manometry. Laryngoscope . 2017 Sep;127(9):1989-1995
[PubMed ID: 28215047]
Jang S Patel PN Kimple RJ McCulloch TM Clinical Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Anticancer Res . 2017 Jun;37(6):3045-3052
[PubMed ID: 28551643]
Koszewski IJ Avey G Ahmed A Leonhard L Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Extent of Endoscopic Resection for Anterior Skull Base Tumors: An MRI-Based Volumetric Analysis. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2017 Jun;78(3):227-234
[PubMed ID: 28593109]
Zhang F McMurray JS Devine EE Xue C McCulloch TM Jiang JJ A Preliminary Case Report of a High-Quality Cost-effective Rigid Laryngoscopy Setup. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2017 May;126(5):411-414
[PubMed ID: 28397566]
Krisciunas GP Castellano K McCulloch TM Lazarus CL Pauloski BR Meyer TK Graner D Van Daele DJ Silbergleit AK Crujido LR Rybin D Doros G Kotz T Langmore SE Impact of Compliance on Dysphagia Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Results from a Multi-center Clinical Trial. Dysphagia . 2017 Apr;32(2):327-336
[PubMed ID: 27848021]
Cock C Jones CA Hammer MJ Omari TI McCulloch TM Modulation of Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) Relaxation and Opening During Volume Swallowing. Dysphagia . 2017 Apr;32(2):216-224
[PubMed ID: 27534548]
Hutcheson KA Hammer MJ Rosen SP Jones CA McCulloch TM Expiratory muscle strength training evaluated with simultaneous high-resolution manometry and electromyography. Laryngoscope . 2017 Apr;127(4):797-804
[PubMed ID: 28083946]
Walczak CC Jones CA McCulloch TM Pharyngeal Pressure and Timing During Bolus Transit. Dysphagia . 2017 Feb;32(1):104-114
[PubMed ID: 27565155]
Devine EE Hoffman MR McCulloch TM Jiang JJ Evaluation of type II thyroplasty on phonatory physiology in an excised canine larynx model. Laryngoscope . 2017 Feb;127(2):396-404
[PubMed ID: 27223665]
Swick AD Stein AP McCulloch TM Hartig GK Ong IM Sampene E Prabakaran PJ Liu CZ Kimple RJ Defining the boundaries and expanding the utility of head and neck cancer patient derived xenografts. Oral Oncol . 2017 Jan;64:65-72
[PubMed ID: 28024726]
Meyer JP Jones CA Walczak CC McCulloch TM Three-dimensional manometry of the upper esophageal sphincter in swallowing and nonswallowing tasks. Laryngoscope . 2016 Nov;126(11):2539-2545
[PubMed ID: 26990011]