Matthew Lister, MD

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
Matthew Lister, MD


Matthew Lister, MD, is a UW Health otolaryngologist (ENT) and head and neck surgeon. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Lister provides comprehensive ear, nose and throat (ENT) care for patients of all ages. He diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions, including ear, nose and throat inflammatory diseases, upper airway and esophagus disorders and head and neck tumors. He has a special interest in using endoscopic surgical techniques to treat sinus and ear conditions.

Dr. Lister takes a patient-centered approach to care. He listens to his patients’ experiences and goals and educates them about their condition and treatment options. He encourages his patients to participate in the decision-making process and shares his knowledge and experience to help them make educated decisions about their health care.

In his free time, Dr. Lister enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

When caring for patients, I break it up into stages: Evaluation, education, shared decision-making and treatment.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Otolaryngology
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI
  • Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology, Boston, MA
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Areas of expertise

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Chronic sinus disease
  • Complex endoscopic frontal sinus surgery
  • Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic eustachian tube balloon dilation
  • Endoscopic repair of nasal spinal fluids leaks
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Functional Neck Dissection
  • Head and Neck Masses (Malignant & Benign)
  • Inspire implant for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mastoid Surgery
  • Nasal and sinus polyps and masses
  • Parotid Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Stapedectomy
  • Submandibular gland surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy