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Nathan V Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
MADISON, WI 53705-2275

Nathan V Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • BSLT (Hons I), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1995-1998
  • MSLT (Dist), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1999-2000
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2000-2005

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Welham specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with organic, neurological, and functional voice disorders, resonance disorders, and upper airway disorders such as paradoxical vocal fold motion. He also treats patients with occupational voice problems.

Certificates: American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency
Licenses: Speech, Language Pathology

Research Interests

Dr. Welham’s research interests include vocal fold mucosal biology; extracellular matrix-focused proteomics; and vitamin A transport, storage and function.

Recent Publications
  • Strategies for advancing laryngeal tissue engineering.
    Thibeault SL, Welham NV
    Laryngoscope 2017 Oct; 127(10):2319-2320.
    [PubMed ID: 28581251]
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  • High- and ultrahigh-field magnetic resonance imaging of naïve, injured and scarred vocal fold mucosae in rats.
    Kishimoto AO, Kishimoto Y, Young DL, Zhang J, Rowland IJ, Welham NV
    Dis Model Mech 2016 Nov 01; 9(11):1397-1403.
    [PubMed ID: 27638667, PMC ID: 5117232]
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  • Modeling fibrosis using fibroblasts isolated from scarred rat vocal folds.
    Kishimoto Y, Kishimoto AO, Ye S, Kendziorski C, Welham NV
    Lab. Invest. 2016 Jul; 96(7):807-16.
    [PubMed ID: 27111284, PMC ID: 4920689]
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  • Practice variations in voice treatment selection following vocal fold mucosal resection.
    Moore JE, Rathouz PJ, Havlena JA, Zhao Q, Dailey SH, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Welham NV
    Laryngoscope 2016 Nov; 126(11):2505-2512.
    [PubMed ID: 26972900, PMC ID: 5018919]
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  • Protein turnover during in vitro tissue engineering.
    Li Q, Chang Z, Oliveira G, Xiong M, Smith LM, Frey BL, Welham NV
    Biomaterials 2016 Mar; 81():104-113.
    [PubMed ID: 26724458, PMC ID: 4715930]
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