Our Surgeons

New Jersey’s Leading Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Robert Caccavale and Dr. Jean-Philippe Bocage have operated as a team for over twenty years, performing Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), a procedure they pioneered in the early 1990s. Members of our helpful and knowledgeable staff, working in tandem with our team of surgeons, provide thorough answers and articulate advice, working with you to facilitate your needs from beginning to end.

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

Dr. Caccavale, Thoracic Surgeon in NJ

Robert J. Caccavale, M.D.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Caccavale has devoted himself to the practice of general thoracic surgery with a special interest in thoracic oncology. He served two terms as the President of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons and currently holds an academic position at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

Dr. Jean-Phillippe Bocage, Thoracic Surgeon in NJ

Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

In addition to his role as Chief of Thoracic Surgery at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick as well as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Dr. Bocage holds an academic position at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He subspecializes in the practice of general thoracic surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.

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

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