John P. DeTullio, M.D.,MBA, F.C.C.P.
Kenneth D. Barofsky, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Nirav N. Shah, D.O., F.C.C.P.
Samuel L. Krachman, D.O., F.C.C.P.
Frank P. Coppolino M.D., F.C.C.P.
Salvatore A. Croce, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Salvatore A. Croce, M.D., F.C.C.P.
Salvatore A. Croce, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Salvatore A. Croce, M.D.,F.C.C.P.


Pulmonary Disease 
Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic
McKeesport Hospital
New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Board Certification:
Internal Medicine 1984
Pulmonary Disease 1990, 2000, 2011


Born and bred in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Croce has practiced pulmonary medicine in Freehold, NJ since July 1985. In keeping with his interest in science and medicine he attended Xaverian high school and received his Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College. He went abroad to study Medicine at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. He returned to the United States in 1980 and pursued his internal medicine training in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed his internal medicine training in his home state of New York. The Garden State eventually called to him for his Pulmonary & Critical Care training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center. After his fellowship he decided to stay in New Jersey and settled with his family right here in Freehold. The rest “is history”. He continues to enjoy his professional and personal life as a member of the local community providing compassionate care to his patients, interacting with his esteemed colleagues and generally enjoying life with his family and friends. He is a student of the world, exploring, traveling and learning whenever and wherever he can and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 Dr. Croce treats all types of diseases that affect the lungs and breathing, as well as sleep disordered breathing. He has a special interest in asthma, COPD, diving medicine (PADI certified) and Lung Cancer. He was instrumental in the founding of the Lung Cancer Comprehensive Care Center at CSMC and continues to participate actively. His research includes studies regarding COPD and heart disease, asthma and lung cancer. He is the principal investigator at the regional site for the worldwide SUMMIT and ASTURI studies. He is section chief of pulmonary medicine, associate medical director of the respiratory care program and medical advisor to the smoking cessation program at Centrastate Medical Center. His teaching endeavors include the respiratory therapy program at Brookdale Community College, at which he is the associate medical advisor and educator. He lectures regularly for various pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Glaxo Smith Klein and Forrest Pharmaceuticals. He also speaks regularly at educational symposia for physicians and allied healthcare professionals, as well as at community forums on health & wellness.