Welcome to the Toronto Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to care and our team is made up of Respirologists who have specific training in CF, sub-specialty physicians from Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology, nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, research coordinators, and administrative staff. Based at the St Michael’s Hospital site of Unity Health Toronto, we are a fully accredited hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and as such, we provide training for physicians and other health professionals.

Director

Dr. Elizabeth Tullis

Director, Adult CF Clinic

When Elizabeth Tullis was completing her Respirology training at the University of Toronto, she attended a few of the cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics at the Hospital for Sick Children. That experience sparked an interest in this disease and she spent 1990 at the Adult CF clinic in Melbourne, Australia doing a clinical fellowship in adult CF. The Toronto Adult CF clinic was opened in 1992, initially at Wellesley Hospital, with a move seven years later to St Michael’s Hospital. Over the ensuing 30 years, the clinic has doubled in size.

As the founding Director of the Toronto Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Dr. Tullis is responsible for the care of more than 550 adults with CF and leads a large, experienced team of CF physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Dr. Tullis is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, the Respirology Division Head at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre of Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Dr. Tullis has published over 170 articles and book chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally on issues related to CF in adults. She has trained more than 20 CF fellows who are now working in CF clinics around the world.

Physicians

Dr. Anne Stephenson

Respirologist

Dr. Anju Anand

Respirologist

Dr. Kieran McIntyre

Respirologist

Dr. Giovanna Riolo

Respirologist

Dr. Shazmeen Manji

Respirologist

Dr. Julie Gilmour

Endocrinologist

Dr. Kien Dang

Psychiatrist

Dr. Cecilia Chaparro

Respirologist, Transplant

Dr. Tanja Gonska

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Nicole Sitzer

Nurses

Sandee Westell

CF Clinic Nurse

Lee Monette

CF Clinic Nurse

Trese Zannis

Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Buschke

CF Clinic Nurse

Allied Health

Ronalee Robert

Dietitian

Lisa Mannik

Dietitian

Kenneth Wu

Physiotherapist

Karen Essah

Physiotherapist

Farwa Ladha

Physiotherapist

Kevin Wood

Physiotherapist

Eva Leek

Respiratory Therapist

Brent West

Respiratory Therapist

Julie Williamson

Drug Navigator

Winsee Fung

Drug Navigator

Kevin Curley

Pharmacist

Sophie Gao

Pharmacist

Annie Thomas-Diceman

Social Worker

Cara Fitzell

Social Worker

Research

Samantha Baldwin

Data Analyst CF Registry

Jennifer Pike

Research Coordinator

Xiayi Ma

Biostatistician

Jenna Sykes

Biostatistician

Arunan Selvarajah

Research Coordinator

Viethushaa Mohandas

Research Coordinator

Administrators

Sandra Falcao

Admin Assistant

Lisa Silva

Admin Assistant

Hospital Leadership

Christene Stevens

Clinical Leader Manager, Respirology

Desa Hobbs

Director, Heart, Lung and Vascular Program

CF Trainees

Reaching Out

Would you like to get in touch with one of our staff members? You can reach us through our General Inquiry & Clinic Bookings by telephone at 416-864-5409 or via email at cfclinicbookings@smh.ca.