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Seth H Dailey, MD

Surgical Services

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(608) 262-8693

MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Seth H Dailey, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Laryngology and Voice Surgery
Program Director, Laryngology Fellowship
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • BA, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 1991
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1996
  • Internship, General Surgery St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, NY, 1996-1997
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1997-2001
  • Fellowship, Laryngology, Boston, MA, 2001-2002

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Dailey is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is the Laryngology Fellowship program director. He specializes in voice, airway and swallowing disorders. He also has expertise in professional and performing voice disorders, laryngeal cancer, laryngeal premalignancy, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal tremor, vocal cord paralysis, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, airway stenosis, and dysphagia.

Dr. Dailey provides a wide range of services including Airway Dilation, Airway Reconstruction, Arytenoid Adduction, Endoscopic Partial Laryngectomy, Esophageal Dilation, Laryngeal Papilloma Laser Treatment, Laryngeal Surgery, Laser Procedures, Leukoplakia Laser Treatment, Microlaryngoscopy, Open Partial Laryngectomy, Thyroplasty, Total Laryngectomy, Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE), Transnasal Laryngotracheoscopy (Airway Examination), Vocal Cord Injection, and Zenker's Diverticulectomy.

Research Interests

The focus of Dr. Dailey’s research is on surgical reconstruction of the vocal fold, vocal fold scarring, laryngeal premalignancy, office-based procedures of the upper airway and laryngeal education.

Dr. Dailey’s book, The Laryngeal Dissection and Surgery Guide, can be found on several online bookselling sites including and

Dr. Dailey's Lab

Recent Publications
  • Endoscopic Management of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.
    Shabani S, Hoffman MR, Brand WT, Dailey SH
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2017 Feb; 126(2):96-102.
    [PubMed ID: 27864505]
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  • Editorial response to "A novel approach to cricoarytenoid joint injections: An anatomic study".
    Hoffman HT, Hoffman MR, Dailey SH
    Laryngoscope 2017 Jan; 127(1):204-205.
    [PubMed ID: 27578197]
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  • Voice Outcomes following a Single Office-Based Steroid Injection for Vocal Fold Scar.
    Young WG, Hoffman MR, Koszewski IJ, Whited CW, Ruel BN, Dailey SH
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 Nov; 155(5):820-828.
    [PubMed ID: 27507145]
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  • CUSUM analysis of learning curves for the head-mounted microscope in phonomicrosurgery.
    Chen T, Vamos AC, Dailey SH, Jiang JJ
    Laryngoscope 2016 Oct; 126(10):2295-300.
    [PubMed ID: 27232675]
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  • MERS versus Standard Surgical Approaches for Porcine Vocal Fold Scarring with Adipose Stem Cell Constructs.
    Woo JH, King SN, Hoffman H, Dailey S, Wang S, Christensen MB, Thibeault SL
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 Oct; 155(4):612-23.
    [PubMed ID: 27165681]
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