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RowanSOM Leadership

We shape the D.O.s and community leaders of tomorrow through personal, dynamic connections between leadership, faculty, staff and students. Our leadership approaches the challenging environment of medical school with a commitment to provide the medical experiences, educational tools and communication skills necessary for our physicians to become caretakers of the osteopathic philosophy.


Executive Administration

Thomas A. Cavalieri, D.O., M.A.C.O.I., F.A.C.P.

Dean of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Rieker, C.M.P.E.

Chief Financial Officer

Sean Kennedy, J.D.

Senior Director of Government Relations and External Partnerships

Yvonne Ortiz, M.Ed.

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Carl E. Hock, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research/Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Departments and Centers


Louis Balsama, D.O.

Acting Chair, Surgery


Salvatore Caradonna, Ph.D.

Molecular Biology


Kevin Overbeck, D.O., F.A.C.O.P.

Geriatrics and Gerontology


Danielle Cooley, D.O.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Joshua S. Coren, D.O., M.B.A., F.A.C.O.F.P.

Family Medicine 


Adam Holzberg, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Jermyn, D.O., F.A.A.P.M.R.

Rehabilitation Medicine


Tanya D. Kadrmas-Iannuzzi, D.O., F.A.C.O.P., F.A.A.P.

Acting Chair, Pediatrics


Judith A. Lightfoot, D.O.



Stephen M. Scheinthal, D.O., D.F.A.C.N., D.F.A.P.A.



Barry Waterhouse, Ph.D.

Cell Biology and Neuroscience