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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





Kavita Patel, MD 732-235-7899  

Center Coordinator/
Social Worker

Erin McElroy Barker, LCSW


Nurse Practitioner

Annette Bugg, APN

Chinwe Izegbu, MSN, RN, APN-c



Registered Dietician

Daria Rozdilsky-Mintz, RD


Respiratory Therapists

Mary O'Brien, 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, MSN, RN, APN-C 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




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

Follow the prompts for the nurses line and one of the nurses will be able to assist you.  If a nurse is unable to answer the line at that moment, please leave your name, the patient's name and 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.

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

Please call the above number 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.