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Distinguished Alumni

Our Distinguished Alumni highlight the altruism of the RowanSOM family through exceptional contributions to both medical expertise and the New Jersey communities we serve. We recognize professional and personal accomplishments in science, the healing arts, community service, or public affairs as an extension of the osteopathic philosophy of caring for the whole patient.

2018

Lisa J. Hou, D.O. '96

Dr. Lisa J. Hou, a colonel in the New Jersey Army National Guard, serves as the Guard's state surgeon and commander of the Medical Command, a position in which she is responsible for the medical and dental readiness of more than 6,000 soldiers.

 

2017

Linda Boyd, D.O. '84

Dr. Linda Boyd is a nationally known expert in medical education, empathy and burnout in medicine, and women's health issues. She is currently a professor and senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at RowanSOM.

 

2016

Ira P. Monka, D.O. '84

Dr. Ira P. Monka is chairman and CEO of the Medical Institute of New Jersey, P.C., in Cedar Knolls, chairman of Atlantic Health Systems ACO and the medical director of CareOne, a senior care facility in Hanover Township.

 

2015

Todd Schachter, D.O. '84

 

2014

Wayne R. Carlsen, D.O. '86

 

2013

Lesly D'Ambola, D.O. '94

 

2012

Col. Charles Callahan, D.O. '84

 

2011

John F. Bertagnolli, Jr., D.O. '83

 

2010

Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O. '81

 

2009

Ginamarie Foglia, D.O. '93

 

2008

Joseph Bottalico, D.O. '81

 

2007

Jane Aronson, D.O. '86