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Meet the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Team

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At Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, our skilled physicians, nurses and staff use their training and access to the latest treatments to help pediatric cancer patients when they’re the most sick — now and for years to come.

Medical oncology and hematology physicians

Ashok B. Raj, M.D. – Interim Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Mustafa Barbour, M.D.

Michael Cacdac-Huang, M.D.

Alexandra C. Cheerva, M.D.

Esther Knapp, M.D.

Kerry K. McGowan, M.D.

Jennifer R. Mullinax, M.D.


Pediatric neurosurgery physicians

Thomas M. Moriarty, M.D., Ph.D.  – Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

William C. Gump, M.D. 

Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D., M.S. 


Oncology – specialized physicians

Bryan Carter, Ph.D. – Chief of Pediatric Psychologist

Christine Brady, Ph.D. – Pediatric Psychologist

Karen K. Moeller, M.D.  Pediatric Neuroradiologist

Shawn L. Price, M.D. – Orthopedic Oncologist

Rodolfo Zamora Rendich, M.D. – Orthopedic Oncologist

Aaron C. Spalding, M.D., Ph.D. – Pediatric Radiation Oncologist


Oncology and hematology advanced care providers

Diane H. Burnett, APRN

Monique D. Garber, PA-C

Nicola C. Jones, APRN

Laura Massie, APRN

Victoria S. Zelko, APRN


Nursing leadership

Rob Hudson, R.N., BSN, MSM  – Director, Patient Care Services

Maureen Gray, R.N., BSN, CPHON – Nurse Manager- 7 West

Susie Bowman, R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Kathie Chandler, R.N., BSN, CPON – Assistant Nurse Manager

Tracy Jennings, R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Teresa Munson R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Susan Smith, R.N., BSN, CPON – Assistant Nurse Manager


Heather Hartlage, R.N., MSDN, CPON – Clinical Nurse Educator

Gina Morrison, R.N., BSN, OCN – Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Nurse Navigator

Frances Price, R.N., BSN, OCN, CPHON – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Navigator

Jennifer Thomas, R.N., BSN, CCRN – Nurse Manager, Transplant Services


Support staff

Tammy McClanahan, R.N., BSN, OCN, MHA, FACHE – System Vice President, Cancer Service Line

Erin Love, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist


Brett M. Northrup, MT – Music Therapist

Emily Johnson Welsh, LPAT, ATR-BC, LPCC, RYT200 – Expressive Art Therapist

Taryn Johnson CCLS, CTRS – Child Life Therapist

Rev. Rodney Craggs, M.Div, BCC – Chaplain

Angela Blair, M.Ed. – Social Worker

Candace Lopp, LSW, MRC – Social Worker

Spencer Moorman, MSW, CSW – Social Worker, Outpatient Clinic