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Harvey M. Golomb, MD

Professor of Medicine

Harvey M. Golomb, MD, is an expert in medical oncology, specializing in the diagnosis and management of hairy cell leukemia and lung cancer. He is an authority on genetic abnormalities that cause various cancers, and on chemotherapy for leukemias, lymphomas and lung cancer. In addition, Dr. Golomb was one of the first physicians in the world to perform clinical studies using interferon, a naturally produced substance that can be used to boost a patient's immune system.

Since 1981, Dr. Golomb has held many prominent positions at the University of Chicago Medicine, including chief of the Section of Hematology/Oncology, chairman of the Department of Medicine, dean of clinical affairs, Division of Biological Sciences and chief medical officer. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the president of the medical center.

Dr. Golomb is also a leader in the broader medical oncology community. He has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles and nearly 300 abstracts, and has co-edited multiple editions of Oncologic Therapies, an industry textbook. A renowned speaker, Dr. Golomb is frequently invited to lecture at conferences on cancer genetics and malignant lymphomas. In addition, he is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the leading society for clinical cancer research.

Dr. Golomb has received many awards and honors, and is consistently selected as a top doctor by Chicago magazine.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Boston City Hospital


Baltimore City Hospital (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (medical genetics)
The University of Chicago Medicine (hematology/oncology)


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for Cancer Research
American Board of Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Investigation
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Central Society for Clinical Research
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-3670

Office Postal Address

Harvey M. Golomb, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Golomb

A renowned cancer researcher and clinician, Dr. Golomb served as chairman of the department of medicine. Read more.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Golomb's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.