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Charles N Ford, MD

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(608) 263-0192

MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Charles N Ford, MD

Professor Emeritus
Section of Laryngology and Voice Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1965
  • Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1966-1970

Professional Activities

Dr. Ford is on the editorial board of several national specialty journals, including Laryngoscope, Journal of Voice, and ENT Journal, Microsurgery. He is past President of the Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons as well as the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and active in several other major specialty societies.

Research Interests

The focus of Dr. Ford’s research is laryngeal function, scarring of the vocal folds, refinements to optimize phonosurgical results, and neurolaryngology.

Recent Publications
  • Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture in-office using Seldinger technique.
    Britt CJ, Lippert D, Kammer R, Ford CN, Dailey SH, McCulloch T, Hartig G
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 May; 150(5):808-12.
    [PubMed ID: 24493788]
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  • Combined type IIIB with bilateral type I thyroplasty for pitch lowering with maintenance of vocal fold tension.
    Hoffman MR, Devine EE, Remacle M, Ford CN, Wadium E, Jiang JJ
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014 Jun; 271(6):1621-9.
    [PubMed ID: 24241252, PMC ID: 4013228]
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  • Prospective multi-arm evaluation of surgical treatments for vocal fold scar and pathologic sulcus vocalis.
    Welham NV, Choi SH, Dailey SH, Ford CN, Jiang JJ, Bless DM
    Laryngoscope 2011 Jun; 121(6):1252-60.
    [PubMed ID: 21557241, PMC ID: 3100420]
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  • GERD-related chronic laryngitis: pro.
    Ford CN
    Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep; 136(9):910-3.
    [PubMed ID: 20855685]
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  • Differentiating between adductor and abductor spasmodic dysphonia using airflow interruption.
    Hoffman MR, Jiang JJ, Rieves AL, McElveen KA, Ford CN
    Laryngoscope 2009 Sep; 119(9):1851-5.
    [PubMed ID: 19554636, PMC ID: 2770801]
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