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Nathan V Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
MADISON, WI 53705-2275

Nathan V Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • BSLT (Hons I), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1995-1998
  • MSLT (Dist), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1999-2000
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2000-2005

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Welham specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with organic, neurological, and functional voice disorders, resonance disorders, and upper airway disorders such as paradoxical vocal fold motion. He also treats patients with occupational voice problems.

Certificates: American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency
Licenses: Speech, Language Pathology

Research Interests

Dr. Welham’s research interests include vocal fold mucosal biology; extracellular matrix-focused proteomics; and vitamin A transport, storage and function.

Recent Publications
  • Modeling fibrosis using fibroblasts isolated from scarred rat vocal folds.
    Kishimoto Y, Kishimoto AO, Ye S, Kendziorski C, Welham NV
    Lab. Invest. 2016 Apr 25.
    [PubMed ID: 27111284]
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  • Practice variations in voice treatment selection following vocal fold mucosal resection.
    Moore JE, Rathouz PJ, Havlena JA, Zhao Q, Dailey SH, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Welham NV
    Laryngoscope 2016 Mar 12.
    [PubMed ID: 26972900]
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  • Protein turnover during in┬ávitro tissue engineering.
    Li Q, Chang Z, Oliveira G, Xiong M, Smith LM, Frey BL, Welham NV
    Biomaterials 2016 Mar; 81():104-13.
    [PubMed ID: 26724458, PMC ID: 4715930]
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  • Bioengineered vocal fold mucosa for voice restoration.
    Ling C, Li Q, Brown ME, Kishimoto Y, Toya Y, Devine EE, Choi KO, Nishimoto K, Norman IG, Tsegyal T, Jiang JJ, Burlingham WJ, Gunasekaran S, Smith LM, Frey BL, Welham NV
    Sci Transl Med 2015 Nov 18; 7(314):314ra187.
    [PubMed ID: 26582902, PMC ID: 4669060]
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  • Proteomic analysis of naturally-sourced biological scaffolds.
    Li Q, Uygun BE, Geerts S, Ozer S, Scalf M, Gilpin SE, Ott HC, Yarmush ML, Smith LM, Welham NV, Frey BL
    Biomaterials 2016 Jan; 75():37-46.
    [PubMed ID: 26476196, PMC ID: 4644483]
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