Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD

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Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology Director, Center for EPR Imaging In Vivo Physiology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD, 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.

UChicago Faculty Physicians who provide services at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial are not employees or agents of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Physiology of Tumors
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hypoxia

Medical Education

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Residency

  • Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • International Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Society
  • Radiation Research Society
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  • Oxygen Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1980

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English