Zachary Morris, MD, PhD

  • Radiation Oncology
Zachary Morris, MD, PhD


Zachary Morris, MD, PhD, is a UW Health radiation oncologist and an associate professor in the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Morris uses radiation therapies to treat sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancers), melanoma (skin cancer) and other cancerous and noncancerous conditions. Dr. Morris also helps manage disease-related pain and complications such as skin tightening that restricts movement.

When treating patients, Dr. Morris considers the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. He engages patients with a caring, whole-person approach. He hears their concerns and educates them, offering multispecialty options to address their needs and preferences. He helps make their treatment as manageable and effective as possible.

In addition to patient care and teaching, Dr. Morris leads a research-focused lab. His team offers clinical care and clinical studies of the immune-related effects of radiation treatments, including medications. They find ways to combine immunotherapies with other treatments for improved outcomes. Dr. Morris holds leadership positions in national cancer radiation and radiation-immunotherapy networks and institutes.

Outside of work, Dr. Morris coaches his children’s baseball and softball teams. He enjoys traveling with his family and fishing, hunting, boating, hockey, skiing and year-round outdoor activities.

It's a privilege and opportunity to help people through what is often one of the most challenging parts of their life.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Radiation Oncology
Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, Honolulu, Hawaii

Areas of expertise