Cystic Fibrosis Center

Meet the Cystic Fibrosis Center Team

Pediatric and Adult Physician and Advanced Practice Providers

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Debasree Banerjee, MD

Pulmonologist, Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program

Michael F. Blundin, MD Headshot

Michael F. Blundin, MD

Director, Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital, Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Adult Program

Angela Dziok, MSN, NP-C Headshot

Angela Dziok, MSN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner and CF Care Coordinator

Meghan E. Fredette, MD Headshot

Meghan E. Fredette, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Vania L. Kasper, MD Headshot

Vania L. Kasper, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases; and Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program

Daniella    Teape, MD Headshot

Daniella Teape, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist


Pediatric and Adult Care Team

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Stacie Caddick-Dowty, RRT-AE-C

Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Flexible Bronchoscopy Coordinator

Kathryn Cooney, LICSW Headshot

Kathryn Cooney, LICSW

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Melissa Gauthier-Sarmiento

Specialty Pharmacy Liaison

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Andrew Henneman

Respiratory Therapist

Elizabeth Medeiros, PharmD Headshot

Elizabeth Medeiros, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Pulmonary Disorders

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Marissa Middleton, RN

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Kianna Nassersharif, CPhT

Specialty Pharmacy Liaison

Maria Santini RD, LDN, CNSC Headshot

Maria Santini RD, LDN, CNSC

Registered Dietitian

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Kathleen Santurri

Clinical Facilitator, Division Administrative Assistant

Karen Swartz, CCLS, CEIM Headshot

Karen Swartz, CCLS, CEIM

Child Life Specialist

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Jenna Volpe, RN

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Lesley Varone, RD


Lindsey Wallace, PT Headshot

Lindsey Wallace, PT


Camille White, RN Headshot

Camille White, RN

Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic Coordinator and Asthma Educator; Registry Research

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Paula White, RN