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Seth H Dailey, MD

Surgical Services

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(608) 263-0192

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
  • A study of phonomicrosurgical arm support postures using a magnetic motion tracking system.
    Chen T, Vamos AC, Dailey SH, Geng Z, Jiang JJ
    Laryngoscope 2015 Sep 25.
    [PubMed ID: 26404399]
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  • Effects of Balloon Dilation for Idiopathic Laryngotracheal Stenosis on Voice Production.
    Hoffman MR, Brand WT, Dailey SH
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2015 Jul 14.
    [PubMed ID: 26180179]
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  • Is mitomycin C useful as an adjuvant therapy in endoscopic treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis?
    Whited CW, Dailey SH
    Laryngoscope 2015 Jun 24.
    [PubMed ID: 26109473]
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  • Evaluation of the Dysphonic Patient (in: Function Preservation in Laryngeal Cancer).
    Whited CW, Dailey SH
    Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2015 Aug; 48(4):547-64.
    [PubMed ID: 26096136]
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  • Transillumination for needle localization in the larynx.
    Hoffman HT, Dailey SH, Bock JM, Thibeault SL, McCulloch TM
    Laryngoscope 2015 May 28.
    [PubMed ID: 26019116]
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