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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
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

Funding/Grants

Recent Publications
  • Structural and functional vocal fold epithelial integrity following injury.
    Leydon C, Imaizumi M, Yang D, Thibeault SL, Fried MP
    Laryngoscope 2014 Jul 7.
    [PubMed ID: 25044022]
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  • Classification for animal vocal fold surgery: Resection margins impact histological outcomes of vocal fold injury.
    Imaizumi M, Thibeault SL, Leydon C
    Laryngoscope 2014 Jun 26.
    [PubMed ID: 24965969]
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  • Formulation and Characterization of a Porous, Elastomeric Biomaterial for Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering Research.
    Gaston J, Bartlett RS, Klemuk SA, Thibeault SL
    Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2014 Jun 18.
    [PubMed ID: 24944281]
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  • Systemic Hydration: Relating Science to Clinical Practice in Vocal Health.
    Hartley NA, Thibeault SL
    J Voice 2014 Sep; 28(5):652.e1-652.e20.
    [PubMed ID: 24880674, PMC ID: 4157110]
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  • Study of extracellular matrix in vocal fold biomechanics using a two-phase model.
    Miri AK, Li NY, Avazmohammadi R, Thibeault SL, Mongrain R, Mongeau L
    Biomech Model Mechanobiol 2014 May 3.
    [PubMed ID: 24792897]
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