Thomas Cavalieri, D.O.’76, was included on the 2023 “Health Care Power 50” list of NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal. The list features what the journal describes as “the men and women leading the industry that keeps New Jerseyans strong, active and full of life.” In February, Cavalieri was appointed the inaugural senior vice provost of the Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences of Rowan University and chief academic officer of Virtua Health. In this role, he has oversight of all the undergraduate and graduate education and research programs as well as the infrastructure and systems to support the academic mission of the three schools that are part of the Virtua Health College.
Cavalieri has served as dean since 2006 of the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he has spearheaded a number of programs and initiatives, including raising the standard of care for older adults. He is founding director of the Center of Aging, which has grown into the Rowan-Virtua New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and has received numerous awards for his advocacy for osteopathic medical education and patient care. Under his leadership, the medical school has experienced tremendous growth in enrollment and its clinical practice, with more than 130 physicians and health care providers delivering medical services throughout southern New Jersey.