Howard Bailey, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave K4/610A
Madison WI 53792-0001
(608) 890-3563


  • University of North Dakota Medical School, Grand Forks, North Dakota – MD 
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan – Residency in Internal Medicine 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin – Fellowship in Medical Oncology 
  • UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, Wisconsin – Research Fellowship 

Professional Activities 

Dr. Howard Bailey is a faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care within the Department of Medicine and Director and Associate Dean of Oncology at the Carbone Cancer Center. As the Director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), which is comprised of members from 8 schools and 38 departments within UW-Madison, Dr. Bailey has ultimate responsibility for the academic activities of UWCCC, as well as management of resources and supervision of personnel. As Director, he works closely with Dr. Robert Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs and Dr. Marsha Mailick, UW-Madison Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Education. Their collective objectives include transformation of the cultural climate for clinical research, interdisciplinary collaborations in the health sciences, and increased opportunities for early career and promising clinical and translational researchers. As Associate Dean of Oncology, Dr. Bailey oversees cancer-related philanthropy, cancer-related initiatives, and UW Health’s Cancer Service Line. 

Clinical Specialties 

Dr. Bailey’s clinical emphasis is on the medical treatment of adult malignancies. 

Research Interests

In addition to serving as the Director of the UWCCC, Dr. Bailey (CPC) is the PI of the UW Chemoprevention Consortium (an NCI-sponsored research network) and leads the UWCCC Chemoprevention Disease Orientated Team. He has a history of leadership within UWCCC, as a prior program leader and Associate Director. In addition, he has UW leadership within the UW CTSA and chaired or been a member of numerous campus-wide committees. Nationally, he was Chair of NCI Study Sections and Chair or member of numerous ASCO, AACR, or NCI committees. He has built and nurtured collaborative teams within and across institutions, which includes three different regional/national independently funded research networks. Most recently and critical to UWCCC, are objective improvements in UWCCC process, function, and results in a brief 2 to 3-year period, exemplifying the desired leadership experience and exposure to successfully lead the UWCCC.