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Seth H Dailey, MD

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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
  • In-office biopsy of upper airway lesions: Safety, tolerance, and effect on time to treatment.
    Lippert D, Hoffman MR, Dang P, McCulloch TM, Hartig GK, Dailey SH
    Laryngoscope 2014 Nov 6.
    [PubMed ID: 25376857]
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  • Visual evaluation of the larynx and hypopharynx during esophagogastroduodenoscopy: a safety and feasibility study.
    Stevens SM, Johnson EA, Pfau PR, Dailey SH
    Surg Endosc 2014 Oct 11.
    [PubMed ID: 25303903]
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  • Pulmonary artery relative area change is inversely related to ex vivo measured arterial elastic modulus in the canine model of acute pulmonary embolization.
    Tian L, Kellihan HB, Henningsen J, Bellofiore A, Forouzan O, Roldán-Alzate A, Consigny DW, Gunderson M, Dailey SH, Francois CJ, Chesler NC
    J Biomech 2014 Sep 22; 47(12):2904-10.
    [PubMed ID: 25128393]
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  • Elucidation of soft tissue flap histologic margins within a canine vocal fold.
    Glab RC, Gunderson M, Torrealba J, Bauer B, Dailey SH
    Histol. Histopathol. 2015 Jan; 30(1):95-103.
    [PubMed ID: 25045966]
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  • Video-based method of quantifying performance and instrument motion during simulated phonosurgery.
    Conroy E, Surender K, Geng Z, Chen T, Dailey S, Jiang J
    Laryngoscope 2014 Oct; 124(10):2332-7.
    [PubMed ID: 24737286]
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