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Program Leadership

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    Program Director
    Tara Pellegrino, D.O.

    Undergraduate Education: The College of New Jersey
    Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: UMDNJ-SOM/Kennedy Health System/Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
    Clinical Interests: Preventative care, Women's Health, Chronic Disease Management

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "Being able to interact with residents and students at different levels of education, as well as the supportive team in Family Medicine."

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    Associate Program Director
    Jennifer Sepede, D.O.

    Undergraduate Education: Muhlenberg College
    Medical Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: UMDNJ-SOM/Kennedy Health System/Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
    Clinical Interests: Preventative Care, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "I like the variety of getting to do something different every day and new exciting opportunities are always presenting itself."

Core Program Faculty

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    Philip Collins, D.O.

    Undergraduate Education: Rowan University
    Medical Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: Rowan's School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Weight Management, preventive care, chronic disease management

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "I completed my family medicine residency at SOM and, in doing so, I saw first-hand how fulfilling academic medicine can be. I learned from great teachers and this inspired me to become a teacher, myself. At Rowan-Virtua SOM, I’m able to teach and mentor medical students and residents of all levels while still being able to provide care for my patients. It’s a great place to work and I couldn’t be happier!"

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    Rebecca Moore, D.O.

    Undergraduate Education: Ohio University
    Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: UMDNJ-SOM/Kennedy Health System/Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

    Clinical Interests: Underserved populations

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "The diversity of the faculty and students as well as Rowan-Virtua SOM's commitment to education and the community."

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    Alison Mancuso, D.O.

    Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University- Rutgers College
    Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: UMDNJ-SOM/Kennedy Health System/Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
    Clinical Interests: Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Quality & Safety

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "When I came to Rowan as a medical student (UMDNJ-SOM at the time), it felt like home right away. As I completed each step of training, I realized that this is one of the best places to train and learn. The faculty, staff and administration are approachable, supportive and helpful. They really take teamwork seriously. When I was looking for my first attending job, I learned more about academic medicine and realized it was a perfect fit for me, since I love to teach, mentor and learn. Being involved in residency training is so rewarding. I'm a Family Doc because I love building relationships with my patients and that spills over to the residents, as well. Rowan-Virtua SOM Family Medicine is a department that is continuously striving to find ways to make our patient-care experience and educational experience more meaningful and adaptable. It's truly a great place to work!"

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    Kanad Mukherjee, D.O., M.P.H., C.A.Q.S.M

    Undergraduate Education: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Medical Education: Rowan's School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Training: Rowan's School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Non-Operative Orthopedics,  Preventative Health, Public Health, Student Health, Medical Education

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "After completing a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, I knew there was a skillset that I could provide to the Family Medicine Department, Family Medicine Residents and Rowan-Virtua SOM medical students. As a graduate of the medical school and residency program, I had tremendous mentors that helped shape me to be the physician I am today, and I hope to be that for medical residents and students in whatever path they choose as they move on to their next phase in training. By seeing learners at all phases of education, the variety of each day keeps everything interesting."

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    Joanna Petrides, Psy.D.

    Undergraduate Education: Drexel University
    Graduate Education: Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences
    Training: Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital
    Clinical Interests: Anxiety Disorders and OCD

    Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "What I like about working and teaching at Rowan-Virtua SOM are the endless possibilities to introduce new things in the department and feel supported during the whole process!"

Administrative Staff

Kathleen Locklear, C.-T.A.G.M.E
Manager, Clinical & Educational Operations
Kathleen holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. She has a passion for problem solving and data driven decisions. 
Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "I love being a part of a forward thinking, innovative team! Rowan Family Medicine is a great environment to try new things and collaborate with other university partners. I am always learning something new, and always encouraged to keep growing!"


Danielle DiPietro
Staff Assistant
Danielle holds a B.A. in Sociology & Business from Rowan University. 
Why Rowan-Virtua SOM? "It is a welcoming and supportive environment with people who truly want to help and see you succeed!"


Contact Us: 
Office: 856-566-6477

Family Medicine Faculty

Interim Chair

Alison Mancuso, D.O., F.A.C.O.F.P 


Kristin Bertsch, Ph.D.

Nils Brolis, D.O.

Jennifer Caudle, D.O.
Danielle Cooley, D.O.

Joshua Coren, D.O. 

Alissa Hochman, Ph.D.
Robert Hudrick, D.O.

Anne Jones, M.P.H, D.O

Sophia Khan, M.D.

Robin Moore, D.O

Aubrey Olson, D.O.

Samantha Plasner, D.O.

Mildred Randolph, D.O.

Todd Schachter, D.O.
George Scott, D.O.

Diana Shinkarow, A.P.N.

Isha Suthar, D.O.

Ashley Thomas, A.P.N.

Meagan Vermeulen, M.D.