Cystic Fibrosis Center

Social Work

The social workers in Pediatric Pulmonology provide support services to patients and families living with cystic fibrosis. Services include psychosocial assessment, treatment and/or referral to appropriate community providers, and other resources.


Marcy ODell, LMSW
Phone: (585) 275-2464

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition in children and adults. It most often affects the lungs and digestive system of the body. Children with CF may have chronic lung infections and/or poor digestion of their food. Symptoms which are sometimes seen in CF but are also common in other illnesses may include:

  • A chronic cough
  • Frequent infections in the lungs
  • Wheezing/asthma
  • Nasal polyps
  • Difficulty gaining weight
  • Salty taste of the skin