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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

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


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UW Carbone Cancer Center
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UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston
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University Hospital
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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

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine, 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
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]
Rosen SP Abdelhalim SM Jones CA McCulloch TM Effect of Body Position on Pharyngeal Swallowing Pressures Using High-Resolution Manometry. Dysphagia . 2017 Dec 7;
[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 . 2017 Nov 16;
[PubMed ID: 29143418]
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]
Martino R McCulloch T Therapeutic intervention in oropharyngeal dysphagia. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2016 Nov;13(11):665-679
[PubMed ID: 27625188]
Lippert D Hoffman MR Britt CJ Jones CA Hernandez J Ciucci MR McCulloch TM Preliminary Evaluation of Functional Swallow After Total Laryngectomy Using High-Resolution Manometry. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2016 Jul;125(7):541-9
[PubMed ID: 26868604]
Britt CJ Rohrbach MR McCulloch TM Tracheal exposure: Anticipatory management of the difficult airway. Head Neck . 2016 Jun;38(6):E2446-E2448
[PubMed ID: 26970139]
Langmore SE McCulloch TM Krisciunas GP Lazarus CL Van Daele DJ Pauloski BR Rybin D Doros G Efficacy of electrical stimulation and exercise for dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer: A randomized clinical trial. Head Neck . 2016 Apr;38 Suppl 1:E1221-31
[PubMed ID: 26469360]
Omari TI Jones CA Hammer MJ Cock C Dinning P Wiklendt L Costa M McCulloch TM Predicting the activation states of the muscles governing upper esophageal sphincter relaxation and opening. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol . 2016 Mar 15;310(6):G359-66
[PubMed ID: 26767985]