Surgeon Bios

Thoracic Group surgeons are certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, are fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), are on the clinical faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ)-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Drexel University Medical School, Co-Medical Advisors of the LungCare Comprehensive Cancer Program at CentraState Medical Center, and are Co-Medical Directors of Lung Institute at Steeplechase Cancer Center.

Thoracic Group is affiliated with five central New Jersey medical centers:

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset
  • CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold
  • St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick
  • Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell

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Robert J. Caccavale, M.D.

Robert J. Caccavale, M.D.

Professional Positions:

  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery Division, Somerset Medical Center
  • Co-Medical Advisors of the LungCare Comprehensive Cancer Program at CentraState Medical Center
  • Co-Medical Directors of Lung Institute at Steeplechase Cancer Center
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Training and Education:

  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Residency: State University of New York Health Services Center at Brooklyn
  • General Surgery Residency: New York University, The Booth Memorial Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine

Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

Professional Positions:

  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery Division, St. Peter’s University Hospital
  • Co-Medical Advisors of the LungCare Comprehensive Cancer Program at CentraState Medical Center
  • Co-Medical Directors of Lung Institute at Steeplechase Cancer Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Training and Education:

  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Medical Degree: UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School