Primary Care & SpecialistsRicardo Perez, DO, JD, FACOI

Ricardo Perez, DO, JD, FACOI

Hospitalist Program

"My current role in our hospital system is two-fold.  I am directly involved in patient care and I serve, in an administrative capacity, as the Chief of Medicine for the hospital system.

As a physician, I am committed to serving those under my care as if they were my own family members, because your experience in the hospital should be a positive one. Our mission is to make sure that the care provided to you is that of the highest quality. Your safety is our highest priority. As you go through our hospital system, we will guide you through the process, keeping you informed every step of the way.  Our job is to listen to your concerns, treat you with the utmost courtesy, and convey to you that your healthcare is in the hands of competent, compassionate professionals.

As the Chief of Medicine, it is my job to ensure that our service continues to be of the highest caliber. The communities we are located in deserve healthcare quality that is in the upper echelon of our industry. Our philosophy at Kennedy University Hospital is to focus on your safety, address your concerns, and keep you engaged as an active participant in your healthcare experience. My charge is to maintain that this philosophy is an integral part of the practice of every physician on staff in our institution.

Welcome to Kennedy!"


Ages served: 18+

Location & Hours

2201 Chapel Ave West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 488-6500
My Hours

Hospitalists work as a group
and part of a multi-disciplinary
team, on a rotating basis,
ensuring solid clinical handoffs
in the care of their patients.

Education & Qualification


  • Midwestern University, The Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators (Cohort 8) – Downers Grove, IL (2012)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. - Stratford, NJ (2004)
  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D. – Camden, NJ (2004)
  • The College of New Jersey, B.S. Biology, Minors in Chemistry, Spanish – Trenton, NJ (1998)

Internship & Residency:

  • Saint Barnabas Health Care System, Union Hospital, Internal Medicine – Union, NJ (2004-2007)

Board Certification:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Appointments & Affiliations

Appointments & Affiliations:

  • Chief of Medicine, Kennedy Health System - Cherry Hill, Stratford, Washington Township, NJ (2014-Present)
    • Medical Director, Kennedy University Hospitalist Program, Kennedy Healthcare System – Cherry Hill, Stratford, Washington Township, NJ (2012-2014)
  • Fellowship, American College of Osteopathic Internists (2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine – Stratford, NJ (2007-2012)
    • Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine (2010-2012)
    • Course Coordinator for Medical Jurisprudence (2007-2012)
    • Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine (2009-2010)
    • Coordinator for Rotating & Internal Medicine Interns, GME Department (2008-2009)


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians

Awards & Honors

  • “Top Doc”  South Jersey Magazine (2011, 2014)
  • American Osteopathic Foundation, Runner-up for Emerging Leader Award (2011)
  • Teaching Attending of the Year, Kennedy Memorial Hospital - Washington Township, NJ (2008-2009)
  • Preceptor of the Year, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2008-2009)
  • Dean’s List
  • Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society
  • Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar
  • College of New Jersey Minority Scholar
  • College of New Jersey Honors Program
  • Johnson and Johnson Scholar
  • Shoprite LPGA Scholar
  • UMDNJ-SOM Dean’s Recognition Award