Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD
For over 40 years, Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD, served Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in increasing capacities, ever demonstrating a loyal dedication to strengthening
the well-being of the College by acting as the driving force behind the realization
and expansion of many of the College’s graduate degree programs. He retired as vice
president for graduate programs and planning in October 2019.
Dr. Cuzzolino provided leadership and maintained administrative responsibility for
doctoral and master’s degree programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology,
biomedical science, physician assistant studies, organizational development and leadership,
forensic medicine, public health management, and aging and long-term care administration.
He also pioneered the development of the School of Pharmacy and the Department of
Physical Therapy at PCOM Georgia.
Committed to advancing partnerships between PCOM and other institutions, Dr. Cuzzolino
formed various dual-degree programs. While in his post as assistant dean for educational
resources, he originated PCOM’s DO/MBA and DO/MPH programs, the first such combined
programs in the osteopathic profession.
He led the College through numerous institutional self-studies and accreditations
and managed program approvals and government relations. As a speaker and consultant,
he shared his expertise in assessment and accreditation self-study with national organizations
and other universities and continues to serve as a reviewer with the National Board
of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
(MSCHE). At PCOM, Dr. Cuzzolino secured full-term accreditations without conditions
from the American Psychological Association, the American Osteopathic Association,
the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, the
National Association of School Psychologists, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education—as well as decennial accreditation by the MSCHE. And he completed the feasibility
studies and approvals by state and regional accreditation agencies for the development
of additional locations in Center City, Philadelphia; Suwanee, Georgia; and Moultrie,
A fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dr. Cuzzolino served as a lecturer
in medical ethics and law for the College’s physician assistant studies and doctor
of osteopathic medicine programs. He likewise was a lecturer in the areas of administration,
consultation, supervision and health policy for the psychology and clinical psychology
An avid writer and national presenter, Dr. Cuzzolino was the recipient of grants from
the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the Center for Advancing
Partnerships in Education, the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation, and the US Department
of Health and Human Services for clinical learning and educational research.
Dr. Cuzzolino holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and English from Muhlenberg
College, a master of education degree in counseling in higher education from Kutztown
University, and a doctor of education degree in educational administration from Temple
In 2019, Dr. Cuzzolino was awarded the PCOM Alumni Association Certificate of Honor—the
highest award given by the association.