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Meet the Urologic Oncology staff and faculty.


Program Manager

Urologic Oncology

Urologic oncologists are physicians trained to perform surgery on patients with urologic cancers.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncologists are physicians trained to diagnose and treat people with cancer.

Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced Practice Providers are Master’s prepared nurses and Physician Assistants trained to assess, diagnose, and treat people with cancer.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists are physicians trained to use radiation therapy to treat people with cancer.


Genitourinary Radiology

  • Ersan Altun, MD
  • Benjamin Mervak, MD



  • Ashlynn Messmore, MS, CGC

Fertility Preservation


  • Meredith Moyers, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

Nurse Navigators

Nurse navigators are registered nurses trained as patient educators, advocates, and care coordinators.

  • Sarah J. Kidd, RN, BSN
  • Kristen N. Lopez, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Joan Martinho, RN, BSN, CURN, OCN
  • Jenny Williams, RN, MSN

Patient Coordinators

Patient coordinators are administrative professionals trained to manage new patient referrals and obtain pertinent medical information.

  • Holly Eakes
  • Sondra Peloquin

Return Scheduler

  • Lashaun Branch

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