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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 UW Hospital and Clinics, and is Chief of Otolaryngology Service at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston (Mauston)
(608) 847-7355 |  Map
UW Health Specialty Clinic - Sauk Prairie (Prairie du Sac)
(608) 643-6060 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health


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, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988


Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

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
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]
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 Sep 30;
[PubMed ID: 26419863]
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. 2015 Jul 17;
[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. 2015 Jun 9;
[PubMed ID: 26069099]
Lippert DC Britt CJ Pflum ZE Rush PS Hartig GK . Metastatic synovial sarcoma of the scalp: Case report. Head Neck. 2015 May 13;
[PubMed ID: 25974105]
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]
Britt CJ Lippert D Kammer R Ford CN Dailey SH McCulloch T Hartig G . Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture in-office using Seldinger technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May;150(5):808-12
[PubMed ID: 24493788]
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]
Kimple RJ Harari PM Torres AD Yang RZ Soriano BJ Yu M Armstrong EA Blitzer GC Smith MA Lorenz LD Lee D Yang DT McCulloch TM Hartig GK Lambert PF . Development and characterization of HPV-positive and HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumorgrafts. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 15;19(4):855-64
[PubMed ID: 23251001]
Fashoyin A Hartig G Schelman WR Ritter M Agni R Gopal DV Pfau PR Weiss JM . Aggressive adenocarcinoma of the cervical esophagus: importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2012;2012:826246
[PubMed ID: 23304576]
Shepard PM Phillips JM Tefera G Hartig GK . Tracheoinnominate fistula: successful management with endovascular stenting. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Jul;90(7):310-2
[PubMed ID: 21792799]
Hartig G . Avoidance of lip split: a response. Microsurgery. 2011 Jul;31(5):353-4
[PubMed ID: 21713974]
Harari PM Hartig GK . Robotics in head and neck cancer: future opportunities. Oncology (Williston Park). 2010 Oct;24(11):1015, 1020, 1022
[PubMed ID: 21155451]
Hinsley ML Hartig GK . Anatomic relationship between the spinal accessory nerve and internal jugular vein in the upper neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;143(2):239-41
[PubMed ID: 20647127]
Traynor AM Richards GM Hartig GK Khuntia D Cleary JF Wiederholt PA Bentzen SM Harari PM . Comprehensive IMRT plus weekly cisplatin for advanced head and neck cancer: the University of Wisconsin experience. Head Neck. 2010 May;32(5):599-606
[PubMed ID: 19757422]
Shepard PM Olson J Harari PM Leverson G Hartig GK . Therapeutic selective neck dissection outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 May;142(5):741-6
[PubMed ID: 20416466]
Russell JA Connor NP Hartig GK . Iontophoretic delivery of nitric oxide donor improves local skin flap viability. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(1):61-6
[PubMed ID: 20437327]