Sam Lubner, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
Associate Professor (CHS)
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave K4/528
Madison WI 53792-0001
(608) 265-1700


  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin - MD
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri - Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin - Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology

Professional Activities

Dr. Sam Lubner is a faculty member in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. He has worked closely with the School of Medicine and Public Health on education of students, residents and fellows in the practice of oncology. He directs the Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship program and serves on the Education Council for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has received numerous awards for clinical care including being named Ambulatory Patient Experience Physician Champion, being selected for the Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award, and being named multiple times to "Madison Magazine Top Doctors" and "Best Doctors in America" lists. Dr. Lubner is a Fellow of the American College of Physicans and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is an investigator with the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Lubner’s clinical practice focuses on gastrointestinal malignancies. He sees patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Research Interests

Dr. Lubner's performs clinical research in gastrointestinal malignancies. He has been the principal investigator on trials in biliary tract cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer and hepatocellular cancer. He is the leader of the Gastrointestinal Disease Oriented Team at the Carbone Cancer Center.