Michael Stadler, MD

Chief, Associate Professor


  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8800 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

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 & 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.


Diseases and Conditions

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

Treatments and Services

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

Patients Ages Seen

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

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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.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison, WI (2006)
Residency - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC (2006-2011)
Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncology - Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO (2011-2012)