The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery provides comprehensive service for adults and children with common and complex diseases of the head and neck region. Care extends to the full range of issues including hearing, balance, diseases and disorders of the ear, head and neck cancer, infections and benign masses, traumatic and cancer reconstructive, facial cosmetic surgery, lateral and central skull-base disease, para-nasal sinus disease, comprehensive airway, voice and swallowing disorder management.
Care is frequently provided by multidisciplinary teams of specialists including but not limited to otolaryngologists, otolaryngology advanced practice provides, neurosurgeons, thoracic surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, dentists, radiologists, speech pathologists, audiologists, nutritionists, and nurses. The highly skilled surgeons have completed rigorous training and specialty fellowships, and many are renowned across the country and around the world as leaders in their disciplines.
UW Health is ranked by US News and World Report’s as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” with Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery frequently ranked one of its top programs.
The Division is composed of physicians who are faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Leaders in audiology and speech language pathology and advanced practice provides supporting care through UW Health clinics. In addition, the division supports 5 independent basic science labs with full-time and shared faculty who are world-class, federally funded researchers.
The division contains a highly successful residency training program, fellowships and an NIH funded voice sciences training grant. Laboratory research in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery includes work on voice restoration, laryngeal injury recovery, laryngeal immunology, voice and swallowing in Parkinson’s disease and aging, vocal fold paralysis, voice therapy, cancer related dysphagia, laryngeal aerodynamics, sleep disordered breathing and hearing loss.
Interactions between the diverse faculty provide the platform for bidirectional exchange of ideas and stimulate new avenues for clinical care and research. The division has partner’s with the department of Human Oncology to study multiple aspects of head and cancer care via the UW head and neck cancer SPORE grant and collaborates on a multi-institutional PCORI addressing cancer care related dysphagia.
As a member of the NIDCD National Temporal Bone Resource Registry, the Division has use of the vast temporal bone collection housed by the Theodore Bast Temporal Bone Collections at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Collaborations with the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR). The Waisman Center, The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Main Campus provides additional support for interactive and cutting-edge research.
Speech Language Pathology
If you are interested in a clinical observation with a Speech Language Pathologist at UW Health’s Voice and Swallow Clinics, please complete the survey below. We offer observations with adult voice, adult swallow, pediatric voice, or pediatric swallow specialists.
Speech Language Pathology Clinical Observation Survey