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Distinguished Alumni

Our Distinguished Alumni highlight the altruism of the Rowan-Virtua SOM 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.


Jennifer Caudle, D.O. '05

"Dr. Jen" as she is known on-air, is one of the most visible physicians in America. She is a regular on-air health expert for the local and nation news networks. She is also a faculty member and third year clerkship program director with the Department of Family Medicine at Rowan-Virtua SOM.



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.



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 the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.



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.



Todd Schachter, D.O. '84



Wayne R. Carlsen, D.O. '86



Lesly D'Ambola, D.O. '94



Col. Charles Callahan, D.O. '84



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



Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O. '81



Ginamarie Foglia, D.O. '93



Joseph Bottalico, D.O. '81



Jane Aronson, D.O. '86