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

  • Long-Term Follow-up of 64 Patients With Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis: Treatment Pathways, Outcomes, and Impact of Serial Intralesional Steroid Injections.
    Schoeff S, Hoffman MR, Zhang Y, Yang Q, Dailey SH
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2023 Feb 24; 34894231156122
    [PubMed ID: 36840325]

  • Role of Voice Therapy in Adherence to Voice Rest After Office-Based Vocal Fold Procedures.
    King RE, Dailey SH, Thibeault SL
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2021 Nov 04; 30(6): 2542-2553
    [PubMed ID: 34520225]

  • Iatrogenic Vocal Fold Paralysis: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan.
    Lai YT, Chao PZ, Chang YK, Yen YC, Shen YT, Yu TY, Dailey S, Wang YH
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2022 Jul; 131(7): 767-774
    [PubMed ID: 34470521]

  • Pre-tracheotomy for Potentially Emergent Airway Scenarios: Indications and Outcomes.
    Knewitz A, Nanda N, Hoffman MR, Dailey SH, Wieland AM, McCulloch TM
    Laryngoscope 2021 Nov; 131(11): E2802-E2809
    [PubMed ID: 34021601]

  • Association of Social Determinants of Health with Time to Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.
    Lee J, Huang LC, Berry LD, Anderson C, Amin MR, Benninger MS, Blumin JH, Bock JM, Bryson PC, Castellanos PF, Chen SC, Clary MS, Cohen SM, Crawley BK, Dailey SH, Daniero JJ, de Alarcon A, Donovan DT, Edell ES, Ekbom DC, Fink DS, Franco RA, Garrett CG, Guardiani EA, Hillel AT, Hoffman HT, Hogikyan ND, Howell RJ, Hussain LK, Johns MM, Kasperbauer JL, Khosla SM, Kinnard C, Kupfer RA, Langerman AJ, Lentz RJ, Lorenz RR, Lott DG, Lowery AS, Makani SS, Maldonado F, Mannion K, Matrka L, McWhorter AJ, Merati AL, Mori M, Netterville JL, O'Dell K, Ongkasuwan J, Postma GN, Reder LS, Rohde SL, Richardson BE, Rickman OB, Rosen CA, Rutter MJ, Sandhu GS, Schindler JS, Schneider GT, Shah RN, Sikora AG, Sinard RJ, Smith ME, Smith LJ, Soliman AMS, Sveinsdóttir S, Van Daele DJ, Veivers D, Verma SP, Weinberger PM, Weissbrod PA, Wootten CT, Shyr Y, Francis DO, Gelbard A
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Oct; 130(10): 1116-1124
    [PubMed ID: 33629608]

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