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Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team



MEET YOUR
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM


Head and Neck Surgeons
Ray Blanco, MD, FACS
Farzad Masroor, MD

Head & Neck Speech Pathologists
Barbara Messing, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA
Jordan Differding, MS, CCC-SLP
Karly Schwarz, MS, CCC-SLP

Patient Nurse Navigator
Karen M. Ulmer, MS, RN, CORLN

Oncology Social Workers
Dorothy Gold, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Karen Harrer, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C

Oncology Dietitian
Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD

Radiation Oncology
Geoffrey Neuner, MD
Kruti Patel, MD

Dental Maxillofacial
Ghassan Sinada, DDS

Medical Oncology
Mei Tang, MD
Ari Elman, MD

Spiritual Support
Joseph Hart, MD

Hyperbaric Oxygen and Lymphedema
Alan L. Kimmel, MD

Integrative and Palliative Medicine
Delia R. Chiaramonte, MD

Infectious Disease
Theodore C. Bailey, MD, JD, MA
Karoll J. Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP

Pathology
Robert Palmero, MD
Lindsey Giocochea, MD

Data Management Specialist
Elizabeth Kramer, BS

Clinical Research Associate
Alycia Fletcher, BS

We provide multidisciplinary care
of the head and neck cancer patient:

Specialized ~ Coordinated ~ Comprehensive

We provide patient-centered, multidisciplinary care of cancer and non-cancer conditions which has drawn patients to our Center from all across the globe. From the start, every head and neck cancer patient is offered a coordinated plan of care from diagnosis through treatment, recovery and rehabilitation. Our integrated approach combines all of these specialties to provide the latest advances in diagnostics, treatment, research, and support services: Speech-language Pathology, Otolaryngology Nurse Specialists, Oncology Registered Dietician, Oncology Social Work, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Oral Pathology, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and Radiology.

Going beyond your physical needs to provide emotional and practical support. Our care doesn't end with state-of-the-art surgery and advanced technology. The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center also provides a wide range of programs and services to improve our patients' quality of life. Patients and family members receive exceptional care through counseling and education, discharge planning, home health care coordination, support groups, head and neck cancer tumor board meetings, multidisciplinary patient care conferences, and more. Every step of the way, our patients experience compassion from people who care in a healing, supportive environment.

Collaborating with the Head & Neck Surgery Team. The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center's multidisciplinary team works hand-in-hand with GBMC's on-site Head & Neck Surgery team-offering expertise in organ preservation, microvascular and laryngeal surgery, minimally invasive techniques, voice rehabilitation, and research-based clinical trials. The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center also manages all types of laryngeal voice problems including benign and malignant lesions, neurological disorders, and vocal dysfunction due to behavioral causes.


OUR SERVICES

From the start, every head and neck cancer patient is offered a coordinated plan of care from diagnosis through treatment, recovery and rehabilitation.

Learn more about our multidisciplinary team care plan (Head and Neck Clinical Pathway) and our patient care plan:

Care Plan - CLICK HERE

Each patients' physical and emotional needs are addressed through programs and services with the primary goal of optimizing patient's quality of life by providing team intervention through:
  • Head and neck tumor board and patient care interdisciplinary conferences
  • Speech pathology, nursing, psychosocial and nutritional rehabilitation services
  • Counseling and education for patients and family members
  • Discharge planning and home health care coordination
  • Patient and family support groups
  • Nutrition Lecture Series
  • Ongoing patient educational programs
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Voice Screenings

Our Team

Select a provider below to learn more
Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Barbara P. Messing, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA
Barbara P. Messing, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA
Administrative-Clinical Director, The Milton J. Dance, Jr Head & Neck Center
Jordan M. Differding, MS, CCC-SLP
Jordan M. Differding, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Dorothy Gold, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Dorothy Gold, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Oncology Social Work Clinical Specialist
Karen Harrer, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Karen Harrer, MSW, LCSW-C, OSW-C
Oncology Social Work Clinical Specialist
Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD
Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD
Oncology Dietitian
Karly Schwarz, MA, CCC-SLP
Karly Schwarz, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Karen M. Ulmer, MS, RN, CORLN
Karen M. Ulmer, MS, RN, CORLN
Otolaryngology Nurse Specialist
Alycia Fletcher, BS
Alycia Fletcher, BS
Clinical Research Associate
Liz 'Elizabeth' Kramer
Liz 'Elizabeth' Kramer, BS
Data Management Analyst

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