Portrait Zachary Morris, MD, PhD

Zachary Morris, MD, PhD

Co-leader, Project 1

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Morris’s clinical focus is on the treatment of patients with melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. His independent translational research laboratory focuses on the mechanisms whereby radiation may enhance the response to immunotherapies. He serve as program director for the University of Wisconsin Bentson Research Fellowship and am an active member of ASTRO, ASCO, RSNA, ABS, ACR, AACR, Radiation Research Society, the Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer (SITC) and the NCCN Guidelines expert panel on soft tissue sarcomas.


Residency, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Radiation Oncology (2016)

Intern, University of Hawaii, Internal Medicine (2012)

MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine (2011)

PhD, Harvard University, Biological and Biomedical Sciences (2011)

MSc, Oxford University, History of Science, Medicine and Technology (2004)

MSc, Oxford University, Medical Anthropology (2003)

BA, Ripon College, Ripon College (2002)

Academic Appointments

Vice Chair, Human Oncology (2018)

Program Director, Bentson Translational Research Fellowship, Human Oncology (2017)

Assistant Professor, Human Oncology (2016)

Selected Honors and Awards

NIH Immuno-Oncology Translational Network-One of 12 Inaugural Members (2018)

NIH Director’s Early Independence Award-One of 11 recipients (2017)

Outstanding Young Investigator, Immuno-Oncology Young Investigator’s Forum (2015)

Resident Seed Grant Recipient, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2014)

Rhodes Scholar (Wisconsin & Wadham) (2002)

Boards, Advisory Committees and Professional Organizations

RSNA Annual Meeting-Radiation-Immunotherapy Session - Invited Chair (2019)

NIH IOTN Radio-Immunology Working Group-Co-Chair (2018)

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium-Sarcoma Clinical Trial Working Group-Co-Chair (2018)

Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer (SITC) - Early Career Scientist Committee (2015 - 2018)

ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Committee (2015 - 2018)

Review Editor, Editorial Board for Radiation Oncology, Frontiers in Oncology(2015 - 2017)

Contact Information


600 Highland Avenue, ,
Madison, WI