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Kennedy Health’s Dr. Ricardo Perez Honored by Gloucester County NAACP


Kennedy Health’s Chief of Medicine Ricardo Perez, DO, JD, FACOI, was honored by the Gloucester County NAACP at the organization’s annual Freedom Fund & Game-Changer Awards Dinner on October 30th.

Dr. Perez was one of 19 honored “game-changers,” receiving the Dr. Angela Jones Medical Award in recognition of a physician who exemplifies the medical profession's highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, humanity, leadership and dedication to patient care.



Gloucester County NAACP Game-Changers may be nominated by their peers or members of the general public; recipients are chosen by the organization’s Selection Committee.

In his role at Kennedy, Dr. Perez is responsible for the oversight of approximately 400 physicians in the Department of Medicine. As the Chief of Medicine, his focus is on patient safety, quality, medical peer review and service line development.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (now RowanSOM), Dr. Perez also earned his Juris Doctor degree for Rutgers University School of Law that same year. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Perez is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. A resident of Cherry Hill, NJ, he is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians.

About Kennedy Health: Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community’s healthcare needs at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, and at outpatient facilities and medical practices throughout Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties. Kennedy has more than 4,600 associates and over 900 Medical Staff members. Kennedy is a three-time “Top Workplaces” winner via Kennedy University Hospital, the primary teaching hospital of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, received “A’s”  in the most recent Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade. Kennedy Health is also a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network (JNN) and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson. For more information, visit