Head and Neck Oncology staff and faculty

Oncologic Surgery

Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Medical Oncology



Clinic Nurses

  • Linnea Van Pelt, RN
  • Elaine Hinkle, RN

Nurse Practitioners

  • Mary Fleming, MSN, ANP
  • Brien R. Pace, ACNP-BC

Nurse Navigators

  • Nancy Jensen, RN
  • Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN

Clinical Trials Nurse

  • Dale Flowers, RN, OCN

Program Coordinator

  • Glenda Blackwood
  • Jennifer Smith

The Head and Neck Oncology Lab

The Head and Neck Oncology Lab focuses on identifying novel targets for therapy in head and neck as well as salivary cancers. The ultimate goal this translational work is to develop new therapies that will improve patient outcomes.

Lab Members

  • Gary Bellinger, BSc
    Research Program Manager
  • Natalia Isaeva, PhD

Nuclear Medicine

  • Amir Khandani, MD


  • Valerie Jewells, MD
  • Benjamin Huang, MD

Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Trevor Hackman, MD
  • Eric Halvorson, MD
  • Kamil Erfanian, MD

Speech and Swallowing Therapists

  • Brian Kanapky, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Ellen Markus, MA/CCC-SP, DMA
  • Bryon Kubik, MA


  • Lauren Patton, DDS
  • Robert Hollowell, DDS


  • Glenn Minsley, DMD
  • Nutritionist Jennifer Spring, RD, LD

Social Worker

  • Joanne Sroczinkski

Fertility Preservation

  • Jennifer E. Mersereau, MD

Research Coordinator

  • Michele Hayward, RD

Tobacco Cessation Services

  • Susan Trout, LCSW, MSPH, CTTS