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Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP

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E-mail:
thibeault@surgery.wisc.edu

Phone:
(608) 263-0121

Mail:
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
1111 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MADISON, WI 53705-2275

Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor
Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology
Associate Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Director, UW Health Voice and Swallow Clinics
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Education

  • BS, University of Western Ontario, Biology, London, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • MS Communication Disorders, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1992
  • PhD Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Thibeault is the Director of the Voice and Swallow Section of the Otolaryngology Clinics, which specializes in evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, resonance, swallowing and airway disorders.

Research Interests

Dr. Thibeault’s translational research investigates molecular and genetic factors that are the basis of normal vocal fold tissue and its vibration. Dr Thibeault studies vocal fold injury and wound healing as a disordered model. Specifically, Dr Thibeault’s lab has two main areas of study — tissue engineering of the vocal fold lamina propria and laryngeal immunology. The lab has developed unique primary and immortalized human cell lines, in addition to vibrational bioreactors to aid in the research pursuit.

Dr. Thibeault's Lab

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Relationship Between Tongue Base Region Pressures and Vallecular Clearance.
    Knigge MA, Thibeault S
    Dysphagia 2016 Jan 21.
    [PubMed ID: 26796743]
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  • Stem cell approaches for vocal fold regeneration.
    Fishman JM, Long J, Gugatschka M, De Coppi P, Hirano S, Hertegard S, Thibeault SL, Birchall MA
    Laryngoscope 2016 Jan 17.
    [PubMed ID: 26774977]
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  • Timing of Voice Therapy: A Primary Investigation of Voice Outcomes for Surgical Benign Vocal Fold Lesion Patients.
    Tang SS, Thibeault SL
    J Voice 2016 Jan 14.
    [PubMed ID: 26776951]
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  • Derivation of Epithelial Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells as an In Vitro Model of Vocal Mucosa.
    Lungova V, Leydon C, Thibeault S
    Methods Mol. Biol. 2016; 1307():237-43.
    [PubMed ID: 25403465]
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  • Early Cellular Response to Radiation in Human Vocal Fold Fibroblasts.
    Erickson-DiRenzo E, Enos G, Thibeault SL
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2015 Nov 8.
    [PubMed ID: 26553661]
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