Faculty, UW–Madison
Chair, Department of Human Oncology

Paul Harari, MD

  • Radiation Oncology
Paul Harari, MD


Paul Harari, MD, is a UW Health radiation oncologist and a professor and chair of the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Harari specializes in diagnosing and treating people with head and neck cancer. These include cancers of the mouth, neck and throat.

Dr. Harari understands that receiving a cancer diagnosis can be frightening. He listens carefully to his patients’ concerns and reassures them that he and his team will do everything possible to fight their cancer. He explains all treatment options and personalizes care to meet his patients’ needs and values.

When not providing direct patient care or teaching the next generation of oncologists, Dr. Harari leads research teams designing new radiation treatment techniques and radiation-drug combinations for head and neck cancer.

During his free time, Dr. Harari likes to spend as much time as possible with his family. He also enjoys biking, golfing and hiking.

One of the most difficult moments in a person’s life is receiving a cancer diagnosis. We work to be there for each patient, physically and emotionally, and help them survive.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Radiation Oncology
Medical School
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Arizona Medical Center, Tuscon, AZ
  • University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)