University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nathan V Welham, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(608) 263-0121

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


  • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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 11; 126(11): 2505-2512
    • [PubMed ID: 26972900]
    • 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]

All Publications on PubMed