Stanley Rockson MD, FACP, FACC
Stanley Rockson, MD, FACP, FACC is the Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His basic research involves the investigation of disease pathogenesis and identification of biomarkers of lymphatic diseases, as well as research into molecular and pharmacologic therapeutics. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials researching various aspects of lymphatic disease, vascular biology and cardiovascular disease as a principal investigator or co-investigator. As a professor of medicine, Dr. Rockson serves concurrently as Stanford’s chief of consultative cardiology and the director of the Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders.
Dr. Rockson works closely with National Institutes of Health, in an advisory capacity, to advance the agenda for lymphatic research. He has been a frequent invited lecturer at national and international meetings, congresses and societies and is the founding chair of the scientific advisory board of the Lymphatic Research Foundation (now LE&RN) and served as chair of the inaugural Gordon Research Conference entitled ‘Molecular Mechanisms in Lymphatic Function and Disease’.
Dr. Rockson is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Society of Vascular Medicine, American College of Angiology, and American College of Physicians, as well as a member of the International Society of Lymphology, American Society of Internal Medicine and the Paul Dudley White Society, among others. He serves as editor-in-chief of lymphatic research and biology and sits on the editorial board of the journal Angiology. Dr. Rockson is the co-author of Lymphedema: A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice and has authored more than 150 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and books devoted to various aspects of lymphatic biology and disease, vascular biology and cardiovascular medicine.