Timothy McCulloch, MD, FACS

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)
Timothy McCulloch, MD, FACS


Timothy McCulloch, MD, FACS, is a UW Health otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck cancer. He’s also a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. McCulloch performs advanced surgical procedures for adults and children with ear, nose and throat conditions. He specializes in treating head and neck cancer, voice disorders and swallowing issues. He also performs trauma, reconstruction and skull base surgery.

When meeting with patients, Dr. McCulloch assures them that they’ve come to the right place. He takes time to listen to their concerns, answer questions and calm their fears. Dr. McCulloch wants patients to know that he and his team will deliver outstanding treatment and personalized care.

When caring for children, Dr. McCulloch helps his young patients feel at ease by talking with them directly. He includes children in the conversation and uses language they can understand.

Dr. McCulloch’s goal is to help his patients recover from their medical issues and return to a high-quality, functional life.

In addition to performing surgery, Dr. McCulloch conducts extensive research to improve treatment for swallowing disorders.

During his free time, Dr. McCulloch enjoys travel, golf and boating.

It’s rewarding to get to know our patients, treat them successfully and help them stay healthy over the long term.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA

Areas of expertise

  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway dilation
  • Arytenoid Repositioning
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Complex Trauma Repair
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Laser Pharyngeal Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Grafting
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Free Tissue Transfer
  • Free flap
  • Functional Neck Dissection
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (ENT)
  • Head and Neck Trauma
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment
  • Laryngeal Surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Leukoplakia laser treatment
  • Maxillofacial Trauma Repair
  • Melanoma and skin cancer
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Nose and Sinus Surgery
  • Pediatric voice disorders, swallowing disorder
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Reinke's Edema Laser Treatment
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Skull base surgery
  • Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
  • Thyroplasty
  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
  • Transnasal laryngotracheoscopy
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery
  • Vocal cord injection
  • Voice Procedures
  • Voice and swallow
  • Zenker's diverticulectomy