Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP


  • Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
  • UW Health Medical Director of Speech & Hearing Services
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(608) 263-0192

Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2275


  • BS, University of Western Ontario, Biology, London, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • MS, Communication Disorders, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1992
  • PhD, Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001

Clinical Specialties

Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC–SLP, is the Medical Director of the Speech & Hearing Services at UW Health and the Diane M. Bless Endowed Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Research Interests

Dr. Thibeault is the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her NIDCD funded research efforts are primarily in the areas of vocal fold mucosa biology encompassing regenerative medicine, immunology and development.

Specific to WiSOR affiliated health services research, Dr. Thibeault is the Principal Investigator for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Voice and Swallow Outcomes Database. This is a disease specific database that has health-related data including long-term data from more than 5000 patients who have been seen at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr. Thibeault’s Lab >>

Recent Publications

  • Factors influencing behavioral cough suppression therapy in children with nonspecific chronic cough.
    Fujiki RB, Wright ML, Fujiki AE, Thibeault SL
    Pediatr Pulmonol 2023 Sep 22;
    [PubMed ID: 37737562]

  • Clinical Profiles of Children and Adolescents With Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO) and Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO).
    Fujiki RB, Olson-Greb B, Thibeault SL
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2023 Aug 03; 34894231190842
    [PubMed ID: 37534611]

  • Examining Therapy Duration in Adults With Voice Disorders.
    Fujiki RB, Thibeault SL
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2023 Jul 10; 32(4): 1665-1678
    [PubMed ID: 37348484]

  • Preclinical Models of Laryngeal Papillomavirus Infection: A Scoping Review.
    King RE, Bilger A, Rademacher J, Lambert PF, Thibeault SL
    Laryngoscope 2023 May 25;
    [PubMed ID: 37227124]

  • Therapy Outcomes for Teenage Athletes With Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction.
    Fujiki RB, Olson-Greb B, Braden M, Thibeault SL
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2023 Jul 10; 32(4): 1517-1531
    [PubMed ID: 37195781]

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