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Rock, John A

Title: Founding Dean Emeritus of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office: AHC2 694

Phone: 305-348-0570


Specialty: Reproductive Endocrinology

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Education: Louisiana State University Medical Center

Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology

Practice Location: Faculty Group Practice

Department(s): Office of the Dean

John A. Rock, MD, MHCM, is Founding Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs at Florida International University (FIU) Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM).

Prior to his appointment at FIU in 2006, he held numerous academic and administrative appointments, including former director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, chairman and director of residency training programs in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, and chancellor and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and public health at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center.

While at Emory University, Dr. Rock raised the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s National Institutes of Health ranking from 66th in the nation to 18th. At LSU, he established a School of Public Health, significantly increased the medical school’s research funding, provided disaster management leadership during Hurricane Katrina, and had management oversight of Louisiana’s statewide Charity Hospital System.

In addition to his administrative leadership posts, Dr. Rock has written 20 books, contributed to 78 others, and written more than 200 juried and nonjuried articles. Dr. Rock earned his MD degree in 1972 at LSU, completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1976, and earned a Master in Health Care Management degree from Harvard University in 2003.

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