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Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to head and neck cancer patients of North Carolina and beyond; excelling as a collaborative national center of excellence, which trains our future leaders and advances patient care through research & innovation.

Meet the Head and Neck Oncology faculty and staff

Head and Neck Surgical Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstruction

Radiation Oncology

Medical Oncology



Advanced Practice Providers

  • Catherine Voegler, PA-C
  • Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN

Clinical Trials Nurse

  • Dale Flowers, RN, OCN

Program Coordinator

  • Ashton Oliver, (984) 974-6484

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 of 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
  • Jorge Oldan, MD


  • Valerie Jewells, MD
  • Benjamin Huang, MD

Speech and Swallowing Therapists

  • Brian Kanapky, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Celicia Benitez, MA, CCC-SLP


  • Lauren Patton, DDS
  • Robert Hollowell, DDS


  • Jennifer Spring, RD, LD

Fertility Preservation

Social Worker

  • Joanne Sroczinkski

Clinical Trials Office

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) supports the design and conduct of oncology clinical trials. The CTO is responsible for patient and study coordination-related activities, including subject evaluation and registration, toxicity assessment and safety monitoring of novel therapeutics and patient education.

The CTO works to assure patient eligibility and safety, regulatory compliance, and quality, reproducible data.

Learn more about the UNC Lineberger Clinical Trials Office