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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)

Airway dilation

Airway Reconstruction

Cancer Surgeons

Endocrine Cancer

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Esophageal Dilation


Facial Nerve Grafting

Free flap

Free Tissue Transfer

Functional Neck Dissection

General Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (ENT)


Laryngeal Surgery


Leukoplakia laser treatment

Maxilofacial Trauma Repair

Parotid Surgery


Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Skull Base Surgery




Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)

Transoral Robotic Surgery


American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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

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

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

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

PubMed Articles
Burr AR Harari PM Haasl AM Wieland AM Bruce JY Kimple RJ Hartig GK McCulloch TM Witek ME Clinical outcomes for larynx patients with cancer treated with refinement of high-dose radiation treatment volumes. Head Neck . 2020 Aug;42(8):1874-1881
[PubMed ID: 32057151]
Ennis CM Rohrbach MR Schwalbe M Mahajan A Hartig GK A Comparison of E6H4 and G175-405 p16-specific Monoclonal Antibodies in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol . 2020 Apr;28(4):290-295
[PubMed ID: 30664533]
Rydzewski NR Harari PM Hartig GK Francis D Witek ME Clinical Implications of Scleroderma in the Decision for Radiotherapy-Based Larynx Preservation. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2020 Mar 1;146(3):308-309
[PubMed ID: 31830220]
Thompson JD Avey GD Wieland AM Harari PM Glazer TA McCulloch TM Hartig GK Auriculotemporal Nerve Involvement in Parotid Bed Malignancy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2019 Jul;128(7):647-653
[PubMed ID: 30894024]
Bowen RC Ko HC Avey GD Hartig GK Hu R Harari PM Lucarelli MJ Personalized Treatment for Lacrimal Sac Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Case Report and Literature Review. Pract Radiat Oncol . 2019 May;9(3):136-141
[PubMed ID: 30731273]
Thompson JD Harari PM Hartig GK Is HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer Becoming More Common in Older Patients? Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol . 2018 Dec;3(6):446-449
[PubMed ID: 30599028]
Albertini MR Yang RK Ranheim EA Hank JA Zuleger CL Weber S Neuman H Hartig G Weigel T Mahvi D Henry MB Quale R McFarland T Gan J Carmichael L Kim K Loibner H Gillies SD Sondel PM Pilot trial of the hu14.18-IL2 immunocytokine in patients with completely resectable recurrent stage III or stage IV melanoma. Cancer Immunol Immunother . 2018 Oct;67(10):1647-1658
[PubMed ID: 30073390]
Blitzer GC Rosenberg SA Anderson BM McCulloch TM Wieland AM Hartig GK Bruce JY Witek ME Kimple RJ Harari PM Results From 10 Years of a Free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic at a Major Academic Health Center. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys . 2018 Sep 1;102(1):146-148
[PubMed ID: 29980415]
Witek ME Hartig GK Harari PM Survival Outcomes for Patients With T3N0M0 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Glottic Larynx-Reply. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2018 Jun 1;144(6):543
[PubMed ID: 29621382]
Britt CJ Maas AM Kennedy TA Hartig GK Incidental Findings on FDG PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2018 Mar;158(3):484-488
[PubMed ID: 29160180]
Lippert D Dang P Cannon D Harari PM McCulloch TM Hoffman MR Hartig GK Lymph Node Yield in Therapeutic Neck Dissection: Impact of Dissection Levels and Prior Radiotherapy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2017 Nov;126(11):762-767
[PubMed ID: 28948832]
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 Nov;39(11):2159-2170
[PubMed ID: 28737019]
Prabakaran PJ Javaid AM Swick AD Werner LR Nickel KP Sampene E Hu R Ong IM Bruce JY Hartig GK Wieland AM Canon J Harari PM Kimple RJ Radiosensitization of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma with MDM2 Inhibition. Clin Cancer Res . 2017 Oct 15;23(20):6044-6053
[PubMed ID: 28659312]
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 . 2017 Sep;37(6):502-508
[PubMed ID: 27658935]
Britt CJ Hyman D Hartig GK Use of sialendoscopy as an aid to identify a large retained foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J . 2017 Aug;96(8):E18-E19
[PubMed ID: 28846794]
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]
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]
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]
Kauh CY Gentry LR Hartig GK Lucarelli MJ Aspergillus Mycetoma Causing Epiphora and Ipsilateral Facial Pain. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg . 2017 May Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S25-S27
[PubMed ID: 27046035]
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]