Michael Stadler, MD

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Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital (414) 805-0505

Having a diagnosis of head and neck cancer is incredibly overwhelming for our patients and their families. I have the luxury of working within an amazing Clinical Cancer Center here at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin with wonderfully supportive and helpful staff that help make each individual patient’s experience as efficient, convenient, and comforting as possible. I personally strive to provide each of my patients and their families with every treatment option available, and aim to assist them in making the very difficult decisions that exist in this current day and age of complex treatments. I treat each patient as an individual, not as a disease process, and focus on both the physical and the psychosocial needs of my patients. Our multidisciplinary team of providers and staff help provide patients with the best oncologic and functional outcomes, and are always available for additional support when needed.


Dr. Michael E. Stadler is a Board Certified Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgeon and has specialized fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Stadler is a Wisconsin native and spent eight years at the University of Wisconsin where he earned is BS and MD degrees.  He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  He completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina before going on to complete a Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Stadler specializes in both open and minimally-invasive approaches to benign and malignant head and neck neoplasms.  His fellowship training focused heavily on the use of lasers and surgical robots for the minimal-invasive resection of head and neck tumors.  Dr. Stadler is also trained in head and neck reconstruction, including free tissue transfer techniques, and also specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, office-based ultrasound procedures, and sialendoscopy. 

His research interests currently focus on HPV-related head and neck cancer, minimizing treatment-related morbidity in head and neck cancer patients, minimally-invasive approaches to head and neck cancers, and the use of quality metrics in head and neck cancer care.


Diseases & Conditions

Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Oncology-Benign and Malignant Tumors
HPV Related Head and Neck Cancer
Parotid and Salivary Gland Diseases
Skull Base Cancer

Treatment & Services

Anterior Skull Base Surgery
Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgery
Transoral Laser Microsurgery
Transoral Robotic Surgery

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(866) 680-0505
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison - Doctor of Medicine - (2006)

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Residency - (2006-2011)

Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis - MO - Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncology - (2011-2012)

Board Certifications

Head and Neck Surgery

Patient Reviews

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5 out of 5. 51 ratings, 15 reviews
Dec. 17, 2019
Very informative and thorough, he took his time to explain everything
Dec. 9, 2019
thorough exam and verbal discourse
Nov. 12, 2019
Dr. Stadler is a compassionate physician who listens and who is honest in providing diagnosis, treatments, expectations in a way that reassures the patient
Nov. 8, 2019
Dr Stadler and his entire team are helping me recover. All are thorough and professional which makes me feel confident in healthcare I received.
Oct. 26, 2019
From the time I arrived, I felt like family. The initial contact person very upbeat and personable. The Doctor obviously had reviewed my case prior to my arrival and related his contact with my other doctors. My questions were answered clearly and included the rational for each. The doctor also did a quick exam of a new problem to make sure that I was on track to get a resolution. My other contact (Amanda) even said hello after my visit to see that everything was going as well as expected. I was very well taken care of. Thankyou.
Oct. 17, 2019
At my last visit I saw four different providers and all staff did a wonderful job arranging all of the visits on the same day and in a convenient manner.
Oct. 14, 2019
Very compassionate and knowledgeable in answering all my questions and concerns.
Oct. 1, 2019
the doctor made the fear, my diagnosis had brought . he was awesome
Aug. 20, 2019
Aug. 14, 2019
Dr Stadler was very professional, courteous, caring, and knowledgeable about my condition. He showed us a scan of the area of concern and clearly explained what was happening and what my options are to improve the discomfort. With his advice, I am very comfortable with the option selected and am confident in Dr. Stadler's expertise.
Aug. 5, 2019
When we walked away, my wife and I both mentioned how Dr. Stadler had been interested in my overall well being. He was sincerely interested in me and wanted to make sure I was getting the help I needed. Not just in his area of expertise.
July 21, 2019
I have recommended Dr. Stadler and Froedtert to friends and colleagues. I nothing but respect for your institution and my family and I have always found your staff at all levels to do everything they can for patients and their families.
July 18, 2019
Dr. Stadler an his team are outstanding
July 16, 2019
Dr Stadler is an excellent communicator.
April 23, 2019
Very caring & concerned physician.