Treatment & Services
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- C-Reactive Protein Testing
- General Cardiology
- Preventive Cardiology
- Preventive Cardiology Section
- Regional Heart and Vascular
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Disease
- Heart Murmur
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC USA
Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA
- Henry J. Kaiser Fellowship Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston: Training in epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical study design under Lee Goldman, M.D.
- Thomas Jefferson Award, Duke University Medical School, Durham, N.C., 1980
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology - Nuclear Cardiology
clinical cardiology, stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation, coronary artery disease/cardiac catheterization, lipid disorders and prevention, cardiovascular risk evaluation, prevention, wellness, preventive medicine, cholesterol, CRP, LDL, HDL, triglycerides
Awards & Honors
- Awards and Honors:Sigma Xi, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1974
- Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1974
- Valedictorian, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1976
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University Medical School, Durham, N.C., 1978 Research Funding:Co-Investigator. An Intervention to Increase Exercise Maintenance. NIH Funded (1RO1-NR04704-01AZ). Shirley M. Moore, Principal Investigator, Completed 2004
- Co-Investigator. Exercise in Older Cardiac Patients. NIH, National Institute on Aging. Shirley M. Moore, Principal Investigator, Funded July 2006
- American College of Cardiology
- American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Research & Publications
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As of 6/8/2016, Dr. Rocco has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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177 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
I have been going to Dr. Rocco for 28 yrs. He is a wonderful doctor. I live about 50 miles away but would not considering going to another dr. only for emergencies.
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2016
He went over all the medications I am taking and what he will do at my next visit. He checked back to see what other doctors had said about my prior visits with them. He was very concerned with my health and well being and was a pleasure to be seen by him.
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016
I really like Dr. M. Rocco. He is very professional and very attentive. I think that I was lucky with the doctor. Thank you so much.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016
Dr. Rocco is very thorough, knowledgable and thoughtful.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2016
excellant heart doctor,hes the best.
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016
Quality professional patient care.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2016
Dr. Rocco checked blood pressure in both arms concerned about low reading initially.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016
I asked about adding a medication. The pros and cons were discussed carefully, intelligently and thoroughly. All options were considered.
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2016
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