John A. Rock, MD, MSPH
- Dean and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
- AHC2 694
Only the fourth individual since 1980 to guide the growth and development of a new U.S. allopathic medical school, Dr. Rock is former director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He also served as chairman and director of residency training programs in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
During his tenure at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science, he served as chancellor of the Health Sciences Center and had management oversight of Louisiana's statewide Charity Hospital System. Dr. Rock most recently held the titles of chancellor emeritus and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and public health at LSU.
Vast experience in administration and research has served him well. At Emory, for example, he boosted the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's National Institutes of Health's ranking from 66th in the nation to 18th; at LSU, he established a School of Public Health and increased the medical school's research funding by almost 85 percent. In addition to his administrative posts, Dr. Rock has written 18 books, contributed to 83 others and written more than 200 juried and non juried articles.
Dr. Rock earned his M.D. in 1972 at LSU and did his residency at Duke University's Medical Center. Recently, he returned to school, earning an M.S. in Health Care Management at Harvard University in 2003.
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