Juan P. Rocca, M.D.
Provider of world-class care at NewYork-Presbyterian
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About Juan P. Rocca, M.D.
When a person considers undergoing a surgical procedure in the liver or liver transplantation, today we count on multiple disciplines and diverse options for treatment to reaching the best possible outcome. In this context, my approach to patient care is collaborative in nature. I invite patients to participate in the decision-making process by using simple language and active listening. These habits enable me to create unique connections with my patients, leading to trust and mutual respect.
Juan Pablo Rocca, MD MHA is the Surgical Director for the Weill Cornell Liver Cancer Program, attending surgeon in the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Professor (Interim) of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.
Dr. Rocca has been practicing abdominal organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery in New York City since 2009, having prior appointments at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute in the Mount Sinai Health System and at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation in the Montefiore Health System. Devoted to surgical innovation, Dr. Rocca spearheaded the application of minimally invasive liver surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, employing both laparoscopic and robotic techniques for performing challenging oncologic operations in the liver affected by fibrosis and cirrhosis. Dr. Rocca has been also principal investigator in two multicenter research trials for the implementation of different novel machine perfusion devices for organ preservation in liver transplantation.
Other remarkable past leadership positions in transplantation have been Surgical Director of the Living Donor Kidney program and Associate Director of the Transplant Surgery Fellowship program at Mount Sinai, Director of the Living Donor program and Surgical Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation program at Montefiore, Chair of the Membership and Workforce Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), leading the latest Transplant Surgeons National Workforce Survey and Chair in the Clinical Policy Committee at the New York Center for Liver Transplantation (NYCLT). Dr. Rocca was awarded in 2018 by El Diario New York for his role and outreach within the Hispanic Community in the metropolitan area.
Dr. Rocca earned his MD degree in 1999 at Universidad de Buenos Aires, completing a Residency in General Surgery in 2005 at Hospital Britanico de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He continued his surgical training in the U.S. with a Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, followed by a second Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center in Chicago, completing his surgical training in 2009. Dr. Rocca also completed in 2019 an Executive Master in Health Administration (MHA) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
M.H.A.Columbia University, School of Public Health2019
M.D.University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine (Argentina)1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery (Interim)Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical SurgeryColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Associate Attending SurgeonNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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