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Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team

Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

Our cancer surgeons are experts in the removal of benign and cancerous tumors in the head and neck. Learn more about each surgeon, including their innovative research and areas of expertise: 


Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery

Head and neck endocrine surgeons specialize in the removal of tumors on the thyroid and parathyroid including their research and surgical approaches. Learn more about each surgeon, including their research and surgical offerings:

Laryngeal Surgery

Laryngologists specialize in the endoscopic removal of laryngeal tumors — they have a specific interest in voice and swallowing. Learn more about our voice and swallowing specialists:

Neuro-otology, Lateral Skull Base

Head and neck cancer often requires the expertise of otologists and lateral skull base surgeons, some of whom participate in the head and neck center. 

Reconstructive Surgery

Once the head and neck cancer has been addressed, you may require reconstructive surgery. Our facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons are highly specialized in the appearance and function of the head and neck, face and throat. Learn more about our reconstructive surgeons and their innovative techniques to restore function after surgery to remove the cancer: 

Anterior Skull Base and Surgery 

Rhinologists and skull base surgeons are experts in tumors of the nose and sinuses as well as approaching tumors of the skull base through the nose. They work closely with neurosurgeons who are also part of the Head and Neck Center. When head and neck cancer affects these areas, you may benefit from their care. Learn more about our team: 

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists work closely with surgeons to determine which patients need radiation therapy. They treat tumors with radiation and share in the surveillance of these patients.

Medical Oncology

Treatment that requires chemotherapy is coordinated by a medical oncologists. Our medical oncologists work collaboratively with your surgeon to deliver exemplary care. Learn more: 


Head and Neck Oncologic, Endocrine, Reconstructive Nursing, and Advanced Practitioners

Our nurses understand the complexity and care needed during head and neck treatment to ensure you are receiving superb care on all levels. 

  • Jackie Cassidy, R.N.

  • Clarissa Ejanda, R.N.

  • Brooke Ramsel, R.N.

  • Jaylon Garrett, C.R.N.P.
  • Laurie Turner, R.N., M.S.N., C.O.R.L.N.

  • Aly Stolba, R.N.

  • Carol Maragos, C.R.N.P., C.N.O.R.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry

Head and neck cancer care may affect the teeth and surrounding structures. Our dentists and maxillofacial surgeons work closely with your care team to make sure your dental health is managed throughout your care journey. Learn more about dental team: 


Our neuroradiologists are physicians specialized in interpreting diagnostic imaging of head and neck cancer, including CT, MRI, PET, and ultrasound. Some also perform deep neck and transfacial image-guided biopsies. Learn more about our radiologists:


Head and neck cancer may require support from an endocrinologist. Learn more about our team: 

Palliative Medicine

Our palliative medicine specialists provide dedicated support to people living with cancer through a focus on pain management, symptom relief, and improved quality of life. Learn more:


Speech Language Pathology

Our speech language pathologists work in conjunction with your care team to evaluate and treat swallowing and speech disorders. Learn more about our team:


Our pathologists interpret biopsies and surgical tissue to diagnose and stage head and neck cancers. Providing diagnostic testing to identify and categorize your specific cancer and care needs.

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