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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
  • Functional and Histological Evaluation following Canine Vocal Fold Reconstruction Using Composite Thyroid Ala Perichondrium Flaps.
    Hoffman MR, Glab R, Gunderson M, Maytag AL, Yang DT, Jiang JJ, Dailey SH
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Apr 16.
    [PubMed ID: 25883099]
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  • Stretch calculated from grip distance accurately approximates mid-specimen stretch in large elastic arteries in uniaxial tensile tests.
    Tian L, Henningsen J, Salick MR, Crone WC, Gunderson M, Dailey SH, Chesler NC
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2015 Jul; 47():107-13.
    [PubMed ID: 25881308, PMC ID: 4430367]
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  • Office-Based Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Reinke's Edema: Safety and Voice Outcomes.
    Koszewski IJ, Hoffman MR, Young WG, Lai YT, Dailey SH
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Mar 27.
    [PubMed ID: 25820581]
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  • 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 2015 Apr; 125(4):919-23.
    [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 2015 May; 29(5):1209-15.
    [PubMed ID: 25303903]
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