Ruth Davis, MD

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
Ruth Davis, MD


Ruth Davis, MD, is a UW Health ear, nose and throat doctor and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Davis focuses on illness or injury of the larynx (voice box). Dr. Davis treats voice, airway and swallowing disorders using surgical and nonsurgical methods.

Losing the ability to communicate or swallow is both frightening and frustrating. Dr. Davis takes the time to understand each patient’s experience and their priorities and goals for treatment. She then educates them about their condition and treatment options, so they can make informed decisions.

Dr. Davis conducts research that focuses on voice and airway disorders. Her latest research project looks at how laryngotracheal stenosis (narrowing of the upper airway) and voice disorders develop in hopes of developing new treatment therapies.

Outside of work, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with family, hiking, traveling, cooking, reading and being outdoors.

I love being able to help people communicate with loved ones or share a meal again.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Otolaryngology
Medical School
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD