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Tanguy Seiwert, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Tanguy Seiwert is a specialist in head and neck cancer as well as lung cancer. Dr. Seiwert has a special interest in developing improved treatment strategies for these diseases. He looks for new ways to combine traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with the latest targeted agents, in order to improve treatment results and decrease side effects.

Dr. Seiwert's research focuses on the biology of head and neck cancer and lung cancer. In the laboratory, he studies targeted therapies that disrupt specific pathways vital to cancer growth and metastasis. He studies which novel drugs appear most promising, which individual tumors are more likely to respond to these treatments, and how to successfully combine therapies. Dr. Seiwert uses this pre-clinical knowledge to develop new treatments for use in clinical trials, and to ultimately improve patient care.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Johannes-Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz


Ruprecht-Karls Universitaet, Heidelberg, Germany
Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC


Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-2452

Office Fax

(773) 702-9268

Office Postal Address

Tanguy Y. Seiwert, 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. Seiwert

Read a Q & A with Dr. Seiwert about the role of HPV in head and neck cancer and how UChicago Medicine physicians are tailoring care to treat HPV-associated head and neck cancers.

Dr. Seiwert is featured in a series of video interviews commenting on a new national effort to cure cancer, also called the "cancer moonshot."

Dr. Seiwert was the lead investigator on a study that showed the effectiveness of a Merck & Co. drug in helping the immune system fight cancer. Read more from Reuters.

Selected Publications

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