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


254 Easton Ave.,

Ground Floor, Women and Children's Pavillion

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:

Michele Horner, MS, LGC 

Genetic Counselor Supervisor

Erin W. Dekanek MS, LGC

Kristin Levandoski, MS, LGC

Intake Coordinator:

Donna Farren-Chavez, MS

Intake Line (732)-339-7481


Marylou Brown, RN, BSN, CEN

Eileen Cusanelli, RN, CEN

Daniela Silva, RN, BSN, CCRN- Research Nurse

Metabolic Nutritionist:

Andrea Siering, MS, RD, CSP

Genetic Metabolic Dietitian

Metabolic Nutritionist:

Andrea Siering, MS, RD, CSP

Genetic Metabolic Dietician


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 Brown

Cancer Risk Assessment and Counseling

            Contact: Michele Horner

Craniofacial / Neurosurgical Center

Phone: (732) 745-8600 ext. 7943

Pregnancy Loss Evaluation Program

            Phone: (732) 754-8600 ext. 8549


Insurance accepted:

Aetna; Amerigroup; Amerhealth; Cigna; Devon; Empire BCBS; Great West; HealthFirst; Horizon BC/BS; Horizon NJ Health; MagnaCare; Medicaid; Medicare; Oxford; PPO Next; PHCS; Qualcare; United Healthcare; University Health Plans; Wellchoice.  (Insurance information is subject to change without notice.  Please confirm this information and the level of coverage with your insurance company directly)

Updated:  January 2019


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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