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David Upton, MD

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(608) 265-5470

1 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715-1375

David Upton, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2006
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UW Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2011

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Upton is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His clinical practice comprises all aspects of pediatric and adult general otolaryngology including sinonasal disorders, ear surgery, sleep medicine and surgery, pediatrics, laryngology, and head and neck surgery.

Dr. Upton provides a wide range of services including Adenoidectomy, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Intraoral Biopsy, Nasal Cautery, Needle Biopsy of Neck Mass, Oral Appliances, Parotidectomy, Placement of Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube, Removal of Nasal and Ear Foreign Bodies, Simple Cutaneous and Facial Biopsy, Sinus Evaluations and Cultures, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea Surgery, Tonsillectomy, and Tracheostomy.

Research Interests

Dr. Upton’s research interests include chronic rhinosinusitis, office-based procedures of the head and neck, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Recent Publications
  • Prospective evaluation of office-based injection laryngoplasty with hyaluronic acid gel.
    Upton DC, Johnson M, Zelazny SK, Dailey SH
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2013 Sep; 122(9):541-6.
    [PubMed ID: 24224395]
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  • Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps: a proteomic analysis.
    Upton DC, Welham NV, Kuo JS, Walker JW, Pasic TR
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2011 Dec; 120(12):780-6.
    [PubMed ID: 22279949]
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  • Parotidectomy: ten-year review of 237 cases at a single institution.
    Upton DC, McNamar JP, Connor NP, Harari PM, Hartig GK
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 May; 136(5):788-92.
    [PubMed ID: 17478217]
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  • Radiology quiz case 1. Stafne bone cyst.
    Upton DC, Sewall GK, Hartig GK
    Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov; 132(11):1264, 1266.
    [PubMed ID: 17116826]
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