University of Wisconsin–Madison

Seth H Dailey, MD


  • Chief, Section of Laryngology and Voice Surgery
  • Program Director, Laryngology Fellowship
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(608) 262-8693

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • BA, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 1991
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1996
  • Internship, General Surgery St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, NY, 1996-1997
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1997-2001
  • Fellowship, Laryngology, Boston, MA, 2001-2002

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Dailey is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is the Laryngology Fellowship program director. He specializes in voice, airway and swallowing disorders. He also has expertise in professional and performing voice disorders, laryngeal cancer, laryngeal premalignancy, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal tremor, vocal cord paralysis, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, airway stenosis, and dysphagia.

Research Interests

The focus of Dr. Dailey’s research is on surgical reconstruction of the vocal fold, vocal fold scarring, laryngeal premalignancy, office-based procedures of the upper airway and laryngeal education.

Dr. Dailey’s book, The Laryngeal Dissection and Surgery Guide, can be found on several online bookselling sites including and 

Recent Publications:

    • Comparing Videostroboscopy and Direct Microlaryngoscopy: An Argument for Flexible Consent and Operative Plan.
    • Young WG, Shama L, Petty B, Hoffman MR, Dailey SH
    • J Voice 2017 Nov 27;
    • [PubMed ID: 29187295]
    • Idiopathic Supraglottic Stenosis Refractory to Multiple Interventions Improved With Serial Office-based Steroid Injections.
    • Hoffman MR, Mai JP, Dailey SH
    • J Voice 2017 Oct 30;
    • [PubMed ID: 29097011]
    • Simulators for Laryngeal and Airway Surgery.
    • Burns JA, Adkins LK, Dailey S, Klein AM
    • Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 2017 Oct; 50(5): 903-922
    • [PubMed ID: 28669461]
    • Serial office-based steroid injections for treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis.
    • Hoffman MR, Coughlin AR, Dailey SH
    • Laryngoscope 2017 Nov; 127(11): 2475-2481
    • [PubMed ID: 28581185]
    • Endoscopic Management of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.
    • Shabani S, Hoffman MR, Brand WT, Dailey SH
    • Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2017 Feb; 126(2): 96-102
    • [PubMed ID: 27864505]

All Publications on PubMed