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Head & Neck Oncology

The multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Program offers a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Our ENT surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques for head and neck tumors.

Why Choose UNC for head and neck tumor treatment?

UNC Health provides the best possible treatment of head and neck tumors, enlisting the expertise of the many medical specialists on your care team. Our goal is to cure head and neck cancer while maintaining optimal speech and swallowing function, and achieving the best possible cosmetic result.

The Head and Neck Oncology Program at UNC Health consists of ENT surgeons and neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, dentists, epidemiologists, prosthetic specialists, nutritionists, and speech and swallowing specialists.


Head and Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN serves as our nurse navigator for our head and neck cancer patients.  Hazel assists patients as they navigate through their complex treatment protocols and works closely with patients and their family members to ensure that they are well informed about the multiple treatment modalities utilized in modern cancer treatment.

Phone: 984-974-8291
Fax: 984-974-2706


Our Team

Conditions We Treat


  • Tumors of the Oral Cavity
  • Tumors of the Pharynx
  • Tumors of the Larynx
  • Tumors of the Soft Tissues
  • Thyroid Tumors
  • Tumors of the Nose and Sinuses
  • Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone
  • Tumors of the Skull Base
  • Tumors of the Salivary Glands
  • Tumors of the Cerebello-Pontine Angle



The Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology offers an AHNS-accredited one-year clinical fellowship position in Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Micro-vascular Reconstruction. The fellowship directors—Dr. Trevor Hackman and Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg—are pleased to offer this unique opportunity, which provides the highest quality training in the medical and surgical management of all areas of Head and Neck Oncology. Learn more about the Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship.