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Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology

Director, Center for EPR Imaging In Vivo Physiology

Dr. Howard Halpern specializes in medical imaging techniques. He is an expert in very low frequency-imaging-electron paramagnetic resonance (VLF-I-EPR). This technique enables measurement of changes in oxygen content in tumor tissues--a key determinant of response to radiation therapy.

Dr. Halpern is the co-author of a textbook on free radical biology. He serves as the principal investigator for the Oversight Committee for the Laboratory Training of Radiation Oncology Residents.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Radiation Oncology

Medical School

University of Miami Medical School

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard University


American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
International Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Society
Radiation Research Society
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
The Oxygen Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6871

Office Fax

(773) 702-5940

Office Postal Address

Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 9006
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Imaging oxygen
  • Physiology of tumors

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Selected Publications

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