Cystic Fibrosis Center

Our Team

  • Clement Ren, M.D., Co-Director, Pediatric Care
  • Karen Voter, M.D., Co-Director, Pediatric Care
  • Eulalia Cheng, M.D.
  • Fariba Rezaee, M.D.
  • Diana Go, M.D., Fellow
  • Manvi Bansal, M.D., Fellow
  • Bridget Platania, R.N., M.S.N., C.P.N.P.
  • Pat Lamarche, C.P.N.P.
  • Mary Platt, R.N., B.S.N., Research Nurse
  • Nancy Jenks, R.N., Research Coordinator
  • Marcy Odell, Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Melissa Berry, Registered Dietitian
  • Kim Bordeaux, Respiratory Therapist
  • Donna Germuga, Respiratory Therapist
  • Debbie Longbine, Administrative Assistant
  • Mellanie Piloto Lopez, Ambulatory Patient Representative
  • Diane McEwen, Ambulatory Patient Representative

CF Team

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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