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Gregory K Hartig, MD

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MC 7375
MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Gregory K Hartig, MD

Chief, Section of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery


  • MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988
  • Internship, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988-1989
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1989-1993
  • Fellow, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1994

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Hartig is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His practice combines traditional head and neck surgery with facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has extensive experience managing head and neck cancer, including tumors of the skull base, and performing microvascular free tissue transfer reconstruction. Dr. Hartig directs the head and neck oncology program at UW Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Hartig provides a wide range of services including Airway Dilation, Airway Reconstruction, Endoscopic Partial Laryngectomy, Esophageal Dilation, Free Flap, Free Tissue Transfer, Functional Neck Dissection, Laryngeal Surgery, Laser Procedures, Leukoplakia Laser Treatment, Maxilofacial Trauma Repair, Open Partial Laryngectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Surgery, Total Laryngectomy, Total Thyroidectomy, Tracheostomy, and Transoral Robotic Surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Hartig has research interests in the cytogenetics of head and neck carcinoma, free flap physiology, and airway reconstruction.

Recent Publications
  • Locoregional Flaps for Oral Cavity Reconstruction: A Review of Modern Options.
    Patel UA, Hartig GK, Hanasono MM, Lin DT, Richmon JD
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 Apr 01; ():194599817700582.
    [PubMed ID: 28418783]
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  • Chondroradionecrosis of the larynx: 24-year University of Wisconsin experience.
    Gessert TG, Britt CJ, Maas AM, Wieland AM, Harari PM, Hartig GK
    Head Neck 2017 Mar 11.
    [PubMed ID: 28295829]
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  • Defining the boundaries and expanding the utility of head and neck cancer patient derived xenografts.
    Swick AD, Stein AP, McCulloch TM, Hartig GK, Ong IM, Sampene E, Prabakaran PJ, Liu CZ, Kimple RJ
    Oral Oncol. 2017 Jan; 64():65-72.
    [PubMed ID: 28024726, PMC ID: 5218527]
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  • Patient-Derived Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Xenografts to Examine Personalized Radiation Therapy.
    Prabakaran P, Swick AD, Nickel KP, Yang DT, Werner L, Bruce JY, Wieland A, McCulloch TM, Hartig GK, Harari PM, Kimple RJ
    Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2016 Oct 1; 96(2S):S214.
    [PubMed ID: 27675814]
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  • Risk factors for unplanned readmission following head and neck microvascular reconstruction: Results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2011-2014.
    Garg RK, Wieland AM, Hartig GK, Poore SO
    Microsurgery 2016 Sep 23.
    [PubMed ID: 27658935]
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