Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences of Rowan University

Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences of Rowan University formed in 2021 through a unique academic health partnership between Rowan University, a top 100 public research institution, and Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system.

Driven by empowerment, excellence and inclusion, the two organizations are impacting the health of New Jersey residents and beyond through clinical care, research and education.

Together, we are national leaders in innovation with an unwavering focus on improving health and empowering the well-being of everybody we teach and everyone we reach.

Rowan-Virtua Schools

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Child Abuse Research, Education & Service Institute
  • Integrated Special Needs Center
  • NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute
  • New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging
  • Cell & Gene Therapy Center
  • Center for Medical Weight Loss & Metabolic Control
  • Institute for Brain & Behavioral Sciences

Rowan-Virtua School of Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences

Through innovation and discovery, the first new research institutes will be:

  • Rowan-Virtua Institute for Health Equity
  • Rowan-Virtua Institute of Cardiovascular Innovation
  • Rowan-Virtua Institute of Solid Organ Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine

Virtua Health College of Medicine & Life Sciences of Rowan University

Our aspiration is to have students, faculty and researchers work in an inclusive team environment, utilizing collective intelligence and humanity to guide the excellence they pursue. We want our ecosystem of learners, teachers, healers, caregivers and explorers to be empowered to challenge and discover innovative possibilities, to illuminate new insights, and to have meaningful input into the impact we all desire to have in creating thriving, healthy communities.

As a vibrant multidisciplinary college on the campus of a major university, affiliated with a local academic health system, we plan to be intentional in how we prepare for and care for all humankind. Through mentorship and education, we will enhance knowledge and human understanding that will promote recognition and evidence-based solutions, ensuring students, residents, and practitioners can recognize and restore healthy equity into all that we do in medicine.

Learn more about how the college is impacting human health for good.


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Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where students and faculty can think differently, embrace innovation, and experience real-world situations to improve the health of the community around us and the future communities they may serve.

Dennis W. Pullin

FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua Health