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Genetics Centers in Central New Jersey

Monmouth Medical Center Genetic Counseling


300 Second Avenue

Long Branch, NJ 07740

Phone: (732) 923-6531

Fax: (732) 923-6529



Franklin Desposito. M.D.

(sees patients 1 day/month)


Prenatal genetic counselor:

Tressie Delaya, MS, CGC

Phone: 732-923-6527

Fax: 732-923-6528

Also coordinates pediatrics genetics monthly clinic and genetic testing for adult cardiology patients

Cancer genetic counselor:

Sherry Grumet, MA, MS, CGC

Phone: 732-923-6711

Fax: 732-728-5035




Adult and pediatric genetics

Cancer genetic counseling


Healing and Recovering after Termination (HART) support group

Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm

Contact: Tressie at 732-923-6527 or

Co-organizer: Judy Rokeach


Updated: March 2016


Saint Peter's University Hospital

Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Saint Peter's University Hospital
Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

254 Easton Avenue
Ground Floor, Women and Children's Pavilion New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-6659
Fax: (732) 249-2687


Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG
Chair, Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine


Genetic Counselors:
Kristin Levandoski, MS, LGC- Genetic Counselor Supervisor

Katelyn Heraty, MS, LGC

Ryan Kuehl, MGC, LGC

Francesca Spinosi, MS, LGC


Intake Coordinator:
Donna Farren-Chavez, MS, CGC

Intake Line: (732) 339-7481


Shabnam Sabur, MSN, RN, PHN, APRN, FNP-C – Nurse Practitioner

Marylou Mickalauskas, RN, BSN, CEN
Eileen Cusanelli, RN, BSN, CEN, RNC
Daniela Silva, MSN, RN, CCRN – Research Nurse


Metabolic Nutritionist:

Andrea Siering, MS, RD, CSP Genetic Metabolic Dietitian


Specialty Clinics/Services:
Prenatal consultation with geneticist
Pediatric Genetic Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management Adult Genetic Disorders
Regional Center for Inherited Metabolic Disease Lysosomal Therapy Center

Contact: Marylou Mickalauskas Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling

Contact: Donna Farren-Chavez Craniofacial / Neurosurgical Center Phone: (732) 745-8600 ext. 7943 Pregnancy Loss Evaluation Program

Phone: (732) 754-8600 ext. 8549


Insurance accepted:
Aetna; Aetna Better Health; Amerigroup; Amerihealth; Brighton Health Plan Create Product; Consumer Health Network (CHN); Cigna; Clover Health; Emblem Health; Empire BCBS; Horizon BCBS; Horizon Casualty; Horizon NJ Health; MagnaCare; Medicaid; Medicare; Multiplan; Optum VA Community Care Network; Oscar Health Plan of NJ; Qualcare; United/ Oxford; United Community & State Plan; Wellcare of New Jersey (*Insurance information is subject to change without notice. Please confirm this information and the level of coverage with your insurance company directly.)
Updated: August 2020

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group

Division of Medical Genetics


General Genetics - Department of Pediatrics

Child Health Institute of New Jersey, 89 French St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 732-235-9386, Fax: 732-235-7088

Clinical Geneticists:

Philip Giampietro, MD, PhD, Division Chief

Susan Sklower Brooks, M.D. 


Genetic Counselors:  

Christina Botti, M.S., L.G.C

Supervisor, Genetic Counseling



Sara Welner, M.S., L.G.C

Ji-Sun, M.S., L.G.C

Metabolic/Genetic Nurse:

Sharon, Anderson, DNP, APN, NNP-BC, AGN-BC


Pediatrics / Adult Genetic Services:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
89 French St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 235-9386
Fax: 732-235-7088

Prenatal Genetics -

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Section of Reproductive Genetics

125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 008901


Other locations:  

Brunswick Hills OBGYN

Cranbury Road

East Brunswick, NJ

732-257-0499 for appointments


Somerset Medical Center

110 Rehill Avenue

Somerville, NJ 08876

908-243-8651 for appointments

Eric B. Chandler Health Center

New Brunswick, NJ (732-235-6700)


Elena Ashkinadze, M.S. LGC

Supervisor, Reproductive Genetics

Genetic Counselor


Molly Ciarlariello, M.S., LGC

Assistant Supervisor 

Genetic Counselor


Laurie Simone, M.S, LGC

Genetic Counselor


Pranali Shingala, M.S., LGC

Genetic Counselor


Shama Khan, M.S. LGC

Manager for Perinatal Research

Genetic Counselor


Prenatal/Preconception genetic counseling

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

Pregnancy loss evaluation service

Adult and Pediatric genetic evaluation and counseling

First trimester screening

Genetic sonography

Chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, PUBS procedures

Support Group:

F.A.T.E. (Feelings After the Termination Experience) is a support group for individuals or couples who have ended a pregnancy due to a fetal abnormality. The group meets on Wednesday nights at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. Contact for more information:  Christina Botti (732) 235-9386,


Updated: November 2019


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Hereditary Risk Assessment Program


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

LIFE Center

Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment

195 Little Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08903



Other locations:

Steeplechase Cancer Center, Somerville, NJ

Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ

University Medical Center at Princeton Breast Health Center, East Windsor, NJ

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ


Sherry Grumet, M.A., M.S., LGC

Genetic Counselor

Program Director of the LIFE Center

Sandra D'Elia, M.S., LGC

Genetic Counselor

Sarah Nashed, M.S., LGC

Genetic Counselor

Brianna McDaniels, M.S., LGC

Genetic Counselor


Updated: November 2019


Capital Health

Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell


One Capital Way

Pennington, NJ 08534


Capital Health System's Mercer Campus is the Regional Perinatal Center

serving the Central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.


Maternal Fetal Medicine
Offices at Hopewell Campus
Appointments:  609-537-7252  


Preconception and Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Preconception and Prenatal Perinatal Consultation

First Trimester Screening for Down syndrome

Instant Result First Trimester Screening

MaterniT21 Plus

Chorionic Villus Sampling


Fetal Echocardiogram

Complete Prenatal Ultrasound Services

Support Group for individuals who have interrupted a pregnancy due to birth defects or a genetic diagnosis

Board Certified Perinatologist / Board Certified Geneticist:
Patrice M.L. Trauffer, M.D.

Board Certified Perinatologist:
Iraj Forouzan, M.D.

Board Certified Genetic Counselors:
Phone:  609-303-4026


Carol Z. Pittore, M.S., C.G.C.


Dee Lewis, M.A., C.G.C. 



Support Group:

Time for Healing Support Group

Group for couples who have interrupted a pregnancy due to birth defects



Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment
The Regional Cancer Center at Capital Health coordinated with Mercer Bucks Hematology Oncology
2Two Capital Way, Suite 220

Pennington, NJ 08534
Appointments: 609-537-7043

Risk Assessment for Inherited Cancer Syndromes
Genetic Testing
Recommendations for High Risk Cancer Screening
Access to Research Protocols

Board Certified Genetic Counselors:
Phone: 609-537-7043

Carol Z. Pittore, M.S., C.G.C.


Dee Lewis, M.A., C.G.C. 



Nurse Coordinator for Genetics and Director of Oncology Services:
Rona Remstein, RN, BS, BSN


Updated: September 2013


Meridian Health Systems

1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Ocean Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center
Bayshore Community Hospital
Meridian Partner Companies

Services / Genetic Counselors:

Cancer Genetic Counseling
Cancer services are available at Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Angela Musial Fay, MS, CGC
Cancer Genetic Coordinator
Hereditary Cancer Risk Program
Tel: 732-776-4336
Fax: 732-776-4417
Pgr: 732-785-6321

Jayne A. Murphy, MS., CGC 
Cancer Genetic Coordinator
Hereditary Cancer Risk Program
Tel: 732-450-2663
Fax: 732-224-3900
Pager: 732-663-4821

Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Prenatal services are available at Jersey Shore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center

Updated: May 2015


Community Medical Center

Cancer Risk Evaluation Program


99 Highway 37 West

Toms River, NJ 08755

Phone: (732) 557-2154

Fax: (732) 557-3922



Cancer genetic counseling and genetic testing


Updated: July 2015

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