Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, MACOI, FACP, AGS

In addition to his role as dean of Rowan School of Medicine, Dr. Cavalieri also serves as a professor of medicine and osteopathic heritage endowed chair for primary care research. In 2013, Dr. Cavalieri oversaw the successful integration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine into Rowan University, a designated research university. Dr. Cavalieri is currently overseeing the modernization of the school’s undergraduate medical education curriculum, facilitating a class size expansion, building the school’s endowment, and preparing the campus for the single accreditation of the graduate medical education programs.

An advocate for older adults, Dr. Cavalieri has raised the bar on the standard of care for the senior population. He was the founding director of the Center of Aging, which has grown into the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology-New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan School of Medicine. For more than 16 years, Rowan School of Medicine has been named by US News & World Report as one of the country’s best medical schools for geriatric medical education. In 2017, its primary care program was also named one of the best in the nation. Dr. Cavalieri has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, many of which focus on his primary area of research: end-of-life issues. Dr. Cavalieri has been named a “Top Doc” in geriatrics by Castle Connelly, the Consumer Union Checkbook, Philadelphia magazine, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Magazine, and SJ Magazine.