Alumni and students talk during a career night event in the medical school

Alumni Association

President's Letter

Dear Alumni and friends:

I am delighted to introduce myself as the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association’s board of directors. I have served on the board the past five years, and am looking forward to continuing to build our alumni activities and strengthen the bond between our alma mater and all its alumni.

Among my goals are to help connect alumni with similar interests and offer more opportunities for social activities, as well as raise more funds for students. Sign up to mentor students, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and update your email address to make sure you are receiving special alumni communications and invitations to events. For the time being, alumni communication is only being sent via email.

Alumni interested in mentoring students can sign up for the alumni-student mentorship program. As part of this initiative, a database was created so alumni near and far can identify the ways in which they would like to help current students—shadowing, researching, speaking at lectures, or providing resources for residencies and away rotations.

Looking forward to a great year for alumni!

Perry Ritota, MD '89
President, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association

Alumni and students sit at round tables in the great hall on career night

Annual Fund

No one better appreciates a medical school’s costs and benefits than its alumni. Looking back, many physicians clearly recall their own balancing act between studying and paying bills. Today, medical student debt is a national challenge. Our students receive an exceptional education, however, their indebtedness reached a median of $180,000 in 2018, 11 percent more than the national debt average.

Through their generous gifts, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School alumni are helping to ensure the future of academic excellence at the medical school by providing students with scholarships. The Alumni Association and the entire Robert Wood Johnson Medical School family thank you for your generous contributions and continued support.

Officers and Distinguished Alumni

  • Perry Ritota, MD '89
    President
    Email: president@rwjmsaa.org

    Elias Iliadis, MD '92
    Vice President
    Email: vicepresident@rwjmsaa.org

    Hank Lubin, '83
    Treasurer
    Email: hanklubin@rwjmsaa.org

    Todd Bitterman, MD '98
    Secretary
    Email: secretary@rwjmsaa.org

  • The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented at the Annual Scholarship Gala.

    • 2022: Sukumar Nagendran, MD '94
    • 2019: Carol Terregino, MD '86
    • 2018: James Metz, MD '95
    • 2017: Jeffrey R. Petrella, MD '87
    • 2016: Kathryn Halloway, MD '84
    • 2015: Mark A. Bloomberg, MD '74, MBA, FACPE
    • 2014: Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD '83
    • 2013: Grace Chang, MD '82, MPH
    • 2012: Donald J. Rose, MD '80
    • 2011: Neil S. Calman, MMS '73, MD