Howard J. Halpern, MD, PhD

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

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


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.


Areas of Expertise

  • Physiology of Tumors
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hypoxia

Medical Education

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


  • The 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1980

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English