Gregory K Hartig, MD, FACS


  • Chief, Section of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Office: (608) 265-8207

  • Clinical Appointments: (608) 263-6190

600 Highland Ave
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • 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.

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Prospective Study of PET/MRI Tumor Response During Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Low-risk and Intermediate-risk p16-positive Oropharynx Cancer.
    Witek ME, Kimple RJ, Avey GD, Burr AR, Chandereng T, Yu M, Hu R, Wieland AM, Labby ZE, Bruce JY, Brower JV, Hartig GK, Harari PM
    Am J Clin Oncol 2022 05 01; 45(5): 202-207
    [PubMed ID: 35446279]

  • The radial forearm snake flap: An underutilized technique for fasciocutaneous and osteocutaneous forearm flaps with primary closure.
    Gessert TG, Pflum ZE, Thompson JD, Hoffman MR, Sanchez R, Glazer TA, Wieland AM, McCulloch TM, Hartig GK
    Head Neck 2022 05; 44(5): 1106-1113
    [PubMed ID: 35165977]

  • Progressive Inflammatory Process of the Mandible and Surrounding Soft Tissues.
    Qadadha YM, Gauthier GM, Hartig GK
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2022 02 01; 148(2): 193-194
    [PubMed ID: 34882226]

  • Prognostic Significance of Pain in Parotid Gland Malignancy.
    Colevas S, Thompson J, Glazer T, Hartig G
    Laryngoscope 2021 07; 131(7): 1503-1508
    [PubMed ID: 33314225]

  • Clinical outcomes for larynx patients with cancer treated with refinement of high-dose radiation treatment volumes.
    Burr AR, Harari PM, Haasl AM, Wieland AM, Bruce JY, Kimple RJ, Hartig GK, McCulloch TM, Witek ME
    Head Neck 2020 08; 42(8): 1874-1881
    [PubMed ID: 32057151]

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