Head and Neck Cancer Team

Supporting you along your cancer journey is a diverse team of specialists working alongside your oncologists to focus on your quality of life during and after treatment.

Physician partners include:

  • Dental oncologists specialize in how your teeth and jaws are affected.
  • Neurosurgeons work with our head and neck cancer surgeons to treat cancers that cross boundaries into the brain or spine, including pituitary tumors.
  • Thoracic surgeons work with our head and neck cancer surgeons to treat cancers of the esophagus, trachea (windpipe) and lower neck.
  • Palliative and supportive care physicians specialize in making you more comfortable and better able to enjoy your life during treatment.

Therapy partners include:

  • Speech and language pathologists specialize in speech, voice and swallowing. Much like physical therapists for other parts of the body, SLPs help you restore these functions when affected by cancer.
  • Physical therapists work with you to strengthen affected muscles, such as those in the neck and shoulders. They also work with patients to address other treatment side effects, including tightness and swelling after radiation.
  • Integrative medicine specialists support your mental and emotional well-being with a range of art, music and exercise classes, peer support groups and mental health therapy.

Additionally, our care coordination and nurse navigation team anticipates your needs during your cancer treatment journey and ensures you get the help you need.

Head and Neck Surgery

Elizabeth Feldman, DMD

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics (Dental Oncology)

Brian Hernandez, MD

Ear Nose & Throat (ENT - Otolaryngology)

Adnan Hussaini, MD

Cancer - Head & Neck

Lilian Kuzenski, APRN

Cancer - Head & Neck

Jared Shenson, MD

Cancer - Head & Neck

Hematology and Oncology

Lindsey Neely, APRN

Hematology & Oncology

Praveen Ranganath, MD

Hematology & Oncology

Jennifer E. Tseng, MD

Hematology & Oncology

Endocrinology

Misbah Azmath, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Neha P. Rickson, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Victor Roberts, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Radiation Oncology

Kaitlin Marie Christopherson, MD

Cancer - Radiation Oncology

Rafael R. Manon, MD

Cancer - Radiation Oncology

Justin Mathew Rineer, MD

Cancer - Radiation Oncology

Reconstructive Surgery

Vincent A. Chavanon, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Jason Crespo, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Adnan Hussaini, MD

Cancer - Head & Neck

Kenneth R. Lee, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Gretchen Stieg, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Nurse Navigator

Xiomarra Sanchez, BSN, RN

Xiomarra Sanchez, BSN, RN

Nurse Navigator for Head and Neck

Xiomarra Sanchez is an oncology nurse navigator with the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. She coordinates care for patients with head and neck cancers and acts as their advocate throughout treatment.

She also helps patients and their families understand their diagnosis and treatment options, provides resources for support, and collaborates with the cancer care team. Xiomarra treats patients with the same kindness and dedication as she would a family member.

A registered nurse (RN), Xiomarra earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where she also received an associate degree. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Outside of work, Xiomarra enjoys traveling and going to the beach with her family.

Email: [email protected]


Gabrielle Genao-Morales BSN, RN

Gabrielle Genao-Morales BSN, RN

Nurse Navigator for Head and Neck

Gabrielle Genao-Morales, BSN, RN, is an oncology nurse navigator at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute who coordinates care for patients with head and neck cancers. She is passionate about helping patients and their families understand their diagnosis and treatment options.

Gabrielle also offers emotional support, collaborates with the cancer care team and assists with access to support systems and services. She treats patients like they are family.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in Florida.

Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her husband, family and dog Maggie. She also is an avid Disney fan.

Email: [email protected]