Paul M. Harari

Paul M. Harari

Immediate Past Chair

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin


  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984. 
  • BS, Biology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1980. 

Postgraduate Education

  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1986-1990. 
  • Cancer Biology Research Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1985-1986.
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, Sac, California, 1984 -1985. 

Academic Appointments

  • Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman, Department of Human Oncology, 2007-present.
  • Associate Director, Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis., 2007-present. 
  • Jack Fowler Endowed Professorship, University of Wisconsin, 2003-present. 
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, 1990-2003.  

Hospital Appointments

  • Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 2003-present. 
  • Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Illinois, 1995-present. 
  • Beloit Memorial Hospital, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1990-present. 
  • William S. Middleton Veteran's Memorial Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 1990-present. 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, 1990-present. 

Biographical Statement

Dr. Paul M. Harari (FASTRO) is the Jack Fowler Professor and Chairman of the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Harari earned his Bachelors degree at Tufts University (1980) and Medical degree at the University of Virginia (1984). He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at the University of California Davis and Radiation Oncology Residency Training at the University of Arizona (1990). His clinical and laboratory research focuses primarily on treatment advances for head and neck cancer patients with emphasis on conformal treatment techniques and the interaction of molecular growth inhibitors combined with radiation. He serves as the Principal Investigator for a series of federal (NIH-R01) and industry sponsored research grants that primarily examine the interaction of molecular growth inhibitors with radiation.

Dr. Harari has served as Chairman of the ASTRO Education Committee, Chairman of the first ASTRO/ASCO/AHNS Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, member of the ASTRO Strategic Planning Task Force, Red Journal (IJROBP) and Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) Editor-in-Chief Selection Task Force, ASCO Education and Program Committees and Journal Editorial Boards including the International Journal of Radiation Oncology ● Biology ● Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Head and Neck and others. Dr. Harari directed the Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program at the University of Wisconsin from 1997-2007. He has authored over 165 original research articles and book chapters and over 200 abstracts on cancer research topics with particular emphasis on the treatment of head and neck cancer.