MUSC Head and Neck Tumor Center

head and neck tumor center

Medical Team

Hollings Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Tumor team encompasses all of the specialists related to a patient’s individual cancer needs.  Team members gather in one place to make the patient’s care more efficient and effective.

We review individual cases each week during Head and Neck Tumor Board Meetings, make treatment recommendations and schedule appointments to accommodate the patient’s comfort and convenience.

During these meetings, we also identify patients who would be good candidates for clinical trials. This level of thoroughness and patient focus is what makes our care unique.

The Head and Neck Tumor team includes:

Head & Neck Surgery
Terry Day, M.D.
M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.
Joshua Hornig, M.D., FRCS(C)  
Andrew Huang, M.D. 
Eric Lentsch, M.D.     
David M. Neskey, M.D.   
Rodney Schlosser, M.D.  
Judith M. Skoner, M.D.  
Mary Beth Chalk, APRN-BC
Jennifer Page, RN, MSN, NP-C

Reconstructive Surgery
Joshua Hornig, M.D., FRCS(C)
Krishna Patel, M.D., Ph.D.  
Judith M. Skoner, M.D. 

Radiation Oncology
Anand Sharma, M.D.
Jennifer Harper, M.D.

Medical Oncology 
Paul O'Brien, M.D. 

Maria Giselle Matheus, M.D. 
Maria V. Spampinato, M.D.  


Mary S. Richardson, M.D., DDS 

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
Betsy K. Davis, DMD, MS  
Tammy Harstad, DA

Speech Pathology
Julie Blair, MS, CCC-SLP
Brittni Carnes, MS, CCC-SLP
Kate Humphries, MS, CCC-SLP

Oral Pathology
Angela Chi, DMD 
Brad W. Neville, DDS 

Rogers Kyle, M.D.
Leigh Vaughan, M.D.

Endocrine Oncology
Jyotika Fernandes, M.D. 

Dermatologic Oncology
Joel Cook, M.D.
Brian Leach, M.D. 

Paul R. Lambert, M.D.     
Ted Meyer, M.D., Ph.D. 

Nuclear Medicine
Ken Spicer, M.D.    

Physical Therapy
Octavia McLeod, PT, MHS, CLT-LANA

Occupational Therapy
Jamie Lupini, OTR/L

Emily Chapman, RD
Michael Stafford, RD

Operating Room Nursing
Monica Dunn, RN

Inpatient Clinical Nurse Manager
Kathy Wanstall, MSN, RN

Inpatient Case Manager
Mary Merchant, MSN

HCC Clinical Social Work
Julie Hanover, LMSW

Head and Neck Program Coordinator
Ashley Laursen, BSN, RN

HCC Nursing
Kim W. Gadsden, RN
Stacy Stewart, RN
Sandra Zambetti, RN

Head and Neck Nurse Navigator
Julie Akers, RN

Translational Research
Anthony J. Alberg, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Ph.D.
Andrew Jakymiw, Ph.D. 
Keith Kirkwood, DDS, Ph.D.
Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D. 
Visu Palanisamy, Ph.D. 
Susan Reed, DDS, MPh, DrPh 
Steve Rosenzweig, Ph.D. 
Katherine R. Sterba, Ph.D. 
Natalie Sutkowski, Ph.D. 
M. Rita Young, Ph.D. 

Surgery Scheduling

Jean Mathews-Denham

Administrative Director
Ann Durgun


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