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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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 thyroid.


He also performs microvascular free tissue transfer reconstruction, image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery and transoral robotic surgery for removal of tumors. Dr. Hartig directs the head and neck oncology program at University Hospital.


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1993-1994

Residency University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


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

PubMed Articles
Patel UA Hartig GK Hanasono MM Lin DT Richmon JD . Locoregional Flaps for Oral Cavity Reconstruction: A Review of Modern Options. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Aug;157(2):201-209
[PubMed ID: 28418783]
Ko HC Chen S Wieland AM Yu M Baschnagel AM Hartig GK Harari PM Witek ME . Clinical outcomes for patients presenting with N3 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Head Neck. 2017 Jul 24;
[PubMed ID: 28737019]
Gietman BT Kennedy TA Hartig GK . An Enlarging Neck Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul 1;143(7):725-726
[PubMed ID: 28472385]
Prabakaran PJ Javaid AM Swick AD Werner LR Nickel KP Sampene E Hu R Ong IM Bruce JY Hartig GK Wieland A Canon J Harari PM Kimple RJ . Radiosensitization of adenoid cystic carcinoma with MDM2 inhibition. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jun 28;
[PubMed ID: 28659312]
Gessert TG Britt CJ Maas AMW Wieland AM Harari PM Hartig GK . Chondroradionecrosis of the larynx: 24-year University of Wisconsin experience. Head Neck. 2017 Jun;39(6):1189-1194
[PubMed ID: 28295829]
Rohrbach MR Britt CJ Schwalbe M Wieland AM Hartig GK . p16 Immunohistochemistry Is a Useful Diagnostic Adjunct in Cases of Metastatic Cervical Carcinoma of Unknown Origin. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Mar;75(3):525-529
[PubMed ID: 27663540]
Britt CJ Stein AP Gessert T Pflum Z Saha S Hartig GK . Factors influencing sialocele or salivary fistula formation postparotidectomy. Head Neck. 2017 Feb;39(2):387-391
[PubMed ID: 27550745]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Sanchez R Baskaya MK Hartig GK . Recipient vessel selection in the difficult neck: Outcomes of external carotid artery transposition and end-to-end microvascular anastomosis. Microsurgery. 2017 Feb;37(2):96-100
[PubMed ID: 26186688]
Garg RK Wieland AM Poore SO Sanchez R Hartig GK . The radial forearm snake flap: A novel approach to oral cavity and oropharyngeal reconstruction that reduces forearm donor site morbidity. Microsurgery. 2017 Jan;37(1):6-11
[PubMed ID: 26069099]
Swick AD Stein AP McCulloch TM Hartig GK Ong IM Sampene E Prabakaran PJ Liu CZ Kimple RJ . Defining the boundaries and expanding the utility of head and neck cancer patient derived xenografts. Oral Oncol. 2017 Jan;64:65-72
[PubMed ID: 28024726]
Garg RK Wieland AM Hartig GK Poore SO . Risk factors for unplanned readmission following head and neck microvascular reconstruction: Results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2011-2014. Microsurgery. 2016 Sep 23;
[PubMed ID: 27658935]
Barasch S Mohindra P Hennrick K Hartig GK Harari PM Yang DT . Assessing p16 Status of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Combined Assessment of the Number of Cells Stained and the Confluence of p16 Staining: A Validation by Clinical Outcomes. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Sep;40(9):1261-9
[PubMed ID: 27186851]
Lippert DC Britt CJ Pflum ZE Rush PS Hartig GK . Metastatic synovial sarcoma of the scalp: Case report. Head Neck. 2016 Feb;38(2):E45-8
[PubMed ID: 25974105]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Mcculloch TM Hartig GK . Elective free flap revision in the head and neck cancer patient: Indications and outcomes. Microsurgery. 2015 Nov;35(8):591-5
[PubMed ID: 26419863]
Britt CJ Stein AP Patel PN Harari PM Hartig GK . Incidental Parotid Neoplasms: Pathology and Prevalence. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct;153(4):566-8
[PubMed ID: 26019135]
Stein AP Britt CJ Saha S McCulloch TM Wieland AM Harari PM Hartig GK . Patient and tumor characteristics predictive of primary parotid gland malignancy: A 20-year experience at the University of Wisconsin. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun;36(3):429-34
[PubMed ID: 25766621]
Nyflot MJ Kruser TJ Traynor AM Khuntia D Yang DT Hartig GK McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Gentry LR Hoang T Jeraj R Harari PM . Phase 1 trial of bevacizumab with concurrent chemoradiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with exploratory functional imaging of tumor hypoxia, proliferation, and perfusion. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Apr 1;91(5):942-51
[PubMed ID: 25659884]
Lippert D Hoffman MR Dang P McCulloch TM Hartig GK Dailey SH . In-office biopsy of upper airway lesions: safety, tolerance, and effect on time to treatment. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr;125(4):919-23
[PubMed ID: 25376857]
Cannon DM Geye HM Hartig GK Traynor AM Hoang T McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Chappell RJ Harari PM . Increased local failure risk with prolonged radiation treatment time in head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy. Head Neck. 2014 Aug;36(8):1120-5
[PubMed ID: 23804248]
Stein AP Saha S Liu CZ Hartig GK Lambert PF Kimple RJ . Influence of handling conditions on the establishment and propagation of head and neck cancer patient derived xenografts. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e100995
[PubMed ID: 24967635]