Timothy McCulloch, MD

Timothy McCulloch, MD

Co-director, Developmental Research Program

Co-director, Career Enhancement Program

Dr. McCulloch’s clinical practice centers on the surgical management of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). In addition, he has 25 years of research experience in the area of HNC, with 20 years of swallowing-related work, including a significant body of work on the neuromuscular control of swallow centering primarily on electromyography and manometry. This recent work is funded by an NIH R21/R33 grant, a five-year grant that will develop new diagnostic methods for dysphagia and will use innovative technology in hypothesis-driven clinical care planning. Additionally, Dr. McCulloch has conducted a large volume of clinically based HNC care research. He has been funded to evaluate new treatment for radiation-induced dysphagia (R01CA120950), the value of pioglitazone in the treatment of mucosal leukoplakia (N01-CN-35153 subcontract), the role of intra-arterial cisplatin in the treatment of advanced HNC and the effects of epoetin alfa on surgical management of HNC patients. Dr. McCulloch has been a partner in prospective and retrospective HNC research at three major cancer centers. He is a tenured faculty member of the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery and has held leadership roles and maintained a busy HNC clinical practice throughout his career.


Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1991)

MD, University of Nebraska, Medicine and Physiology (1985)

BS, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Biology (1981)

Academic Appointments

Professor and Chairman, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2007-pres.)

Selected Honors and Awards

2015 Charles N. Ford Professor, Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

2007 Clarence Sasakii lecture at the Dysphagia Research Society meeting

2004 Resident teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington

2001 Michael E Johns Lecturer Award, The Johns Hopkins University

Contact Information

Timothy McCulloch, MD

600 Highland Avenue, K4/714 CSC,
Madison, WI 53792