Lyndsay Madden, DO
Lyndsay Leigh Madden, DO, is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. A native of Kentucky, Dr. Madden received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Pikeville in 2005. She went on to earn her medical degree from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009, and, upon graduation, completed otolaryngology residency training at Ohio University. After residency, she accepted a fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, where she completed her training in 2015.
Dr. Madden is a board-certified otolaryngologist whose scope of practice encompasses all aspects of laryngology, including disorders affecting voice, breathing, coughing, and swallowing, as well as other throat symptoms. Her current research interests lie in patient safety and quality improvement, neurologic disorders of the larynx, and swallowing disorders.
A longtime fan of choral music and musical theater, Dr. Madden has a deep appreciation of the vocal skill and technique that are required during such performances, and it was this that led to her fascination with the science of voice and voice production. She understands that the voice is central to personal identity and human communication, as well as professional interactions among all people—from teachers and performers to members of the clergy and administrators. She feels fortunate to care for patients with voice disorders, and her particular interest is treating swallowing and breathing disorders, as these can have a devastating effect on the daily lives of those who suffer from them. Seeing her patients’ quality of life improve through treatment is the greatest reward of Dr. Madden’s career. When it comes to patient care, she approaches each patient with an open mind and utilizes an individualized treatment plan through a multi-disciplinary team approach.
When she’s not working, Dr. Madden loves spending time with her husband, Dan, and their animal children, an orange tabby cat named Harold and a rescue dog named Tapp, at their home in Winston-Salem, NC. She also enjoys kayaking, travel, Bikram Yoga, and playing the Cajon.