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Rutgers-RWJMS - BMSCH-RWJUH Cystic Fibrosis Center

Medical Center Director - Thomas Scanlin, MD
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
89 French Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Appointments: 732-235-7899              
Adult CF Center
125 Paterson Street
5th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Appointments: 732-235-7840

Pediatric/Adolescent Program Staff

Title Name Phone Email


Thomas Scanlin, MD



Associate Director

Maya Ramagopal, MD



Assistant Professor

Lakshmi Uppaluri, MD



Center Coordinator/
Social Worker


Erin McElroy Barker, LCSW 732-235-6409

Nurse Practitioners

Chinwe Izegbu, APN, FNP

Dawn Tortajada, APN, CPNP



Registered Dietician

Registered Dietician


Respiratory Therapist

Eddy Paredes, RRT



Adult Program Staff

Title Name Phone Email

Program Director

Sabiha Hussain, MD



Assistanct Director


Sugeet Jagpal, MD 732-235-7840



Nurse Practitioner


Chinwe Izegbu, APN, FNP 732-235-5041

Pulmonary Nurse

Cathy Trillo, RN



Center Coordinator/
Social Worker

Erin McElroy Barker, LCSW


Registered Dietician

Rachna Singh, RD, CDE


Respiratory Therapist

Paula Marulanda, RRT




Additional Professional Staff

The following team members cover both pediatric and adult programs but are here on a limited basis.  Please feel free to reach out to them directly or request to see them during your next clinic visit. 


Amanda Morales-Clark, PsyD

Physical Therapist


MaryJane Myslinski, PT, EdD



Eileen Harrington,


            Weekdays 8:30 AM to 4:00PM:

To Reach the Adult Program - Dial 732-235-7840

To Reach the Pediatric Program - Dial 732-235-7899

Sick Calls


For Sick Calls, please use the MAIN NUMBER and follow prompts for the nurses line during office hours, and the service during off hours. Leaving messages on a staff members personal line WILL NOT guarantee a call back.  If a nurse is unable to answer the line at that moment, please leave your name, phone number, the patient's name, date of birth and what the problem is.  A nurse will call you back as promptly as possible.  If you do not receive a call back in a timely fashion, please do not hesitate to call back and try to speak to somebody. If you need to reach a physician after hours, please follow the prompts to call the answering service.

For Prescription Renewals

Please call the above number and follow the prompts for prescription renewals. Call our staff at least 1 business day before your prescription is about to run out (longer for mail orders).  We will need to know the pharmacy telephone number, the names of the medications needed and your/your child's date of birth.  Please specify whether the prescription is for 30 or 90 days.                

For Scheduling Appointments

Please call the designated program and make an appointment with the pulmonary scheduler.  Inform the scheduler that your child has CF so that you/your child gets an appropriate appointment time and day. If you need an appointment urgently or cannot get an appointment through the appointment line, please call our office and we will assist you.

Weekdays 4:30 PM to 8:30 AM and Weekends and Holidays

Please call the above numbers and the answering service will page the physician on call.  Please call only with an emergency or illness.  Non-urgent messages will be answered the next day and Prescriptions will not be REFILLED during non-business hours.

* If you have trouble getting through the phone system, please let us know so that we can rectify the problem.

* We will make every effort to call you back/ call in your prescriptions as soon as possible.  We get many calls each day and need to return the most urgent calls first.  Depending on the activities of the Center on any day, non-urgent calls may need to be returned later in the day.