Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, FACOI, FACP, AGSF

Dr. Thomas Cavalieri

Dr. Thomas Cavalieri is Ex-Officio member of the Kennedy University Hospital Board of Trustees and a member of the Professional Affairs Committee. Dean of the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan-SOM), Dr. Cavalieri is also a Professor of Medicine and the Endowed Chair for Primary Care Research at the university.

A longtime member of Kennedy’s Medical Staff and a 2008 Kennedy Beacon Award winner, he previously served as the Director of the Rowan-SOM New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (formerly the Center for Aging, where he was Founding Director), and Chair of the Department of Medicine.   

During his illustrious career, Dr. Cavalieri has received many honors and has served in many leadership roles at both the national and state levels.  At the national level, he has served as Chairman of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and President of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. At the state level, he has chaired the New Jersey Commission on Aging, and served on the State’s Drug Utilization Review Board and the Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. 

Dr. Cavalieri has been named a “Top Doc” in geriatrics by Philadelphia Magazine, the Consumer Union Checkbook, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Magazine, and SJ Magazine.  In 2006, he was named “Physician of the Year” by the NJ Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and was inducted into the American Osteopathic Association’s Mentor Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery of Des Moines University in Iowa, Dr. Cavalieri completed his Internship at Kennedy – Stratford and his Residency at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. He underwent advanced training in the field of geriatrics at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

Dr. Cavalieri and his wife, Donna, reside in Gloucester Township, NJ.