Harvey M. Golomb, MD

Hematology and Oncology (Cancer) | More

Professor of Medicine

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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.

Medical Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


  • Boston Medical Center


  • Baltimore City Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine; Johns Hopkins Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1973

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English