University of Wisconsin–Madison

Charles N Ford, MD, FACS

Professor Emeritus

  • Section of Laryngology and Voice Surgery
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(608) 263-0192

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


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

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Ford is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He specializes in diseases of the larynx, voice disorders, and phonosurgery.

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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • GERD-related chronic laryngitis: pro.
    • Ford CN
    • Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep; 136(9): 910-3
    • [PubMed ID: 20855685]
    • 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]

All Publications on PubMed