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Rocio Moran, MD

216.636.1768

Rocio Moran, MD

Appointed: 2006

Rocio Moran, MD
Department: Genomic Medicine Institute
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NE50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.1768
DeskDesk:800.998.4785
WorkFax:216.445.6935
Rocio Moran, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NE50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.1768
WorkFax:216.445.6935
Rocio Moran, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NE50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.1768
WorkFax:216.445.6935
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Rocio Moran, MD, is a Clinical Geneticist with the Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute. I am board-certified in pediatrics, medical genetics and board eligible in biochemical genetics.

One clinical focus is the identification, evaluation and diagnosis of patients with and at risk for cardiovascular disorders, specifically connective tissue disorders. I have established the first genetics program in Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute, an international leader in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders which includes genetic evaluations of patients with suspected heritable cardiovascular disease to provide personalized, disease-specific treatment recommendations.

The key to the success of this program is the appreciation of the impact a genetic diagnosis provides physicians, their patients and their families. Through the utilization of such services and my collaboration with Micheala Aldred, PhD in the Genomic Medicine Institute, we have identified a tremendous opportunity to advance the field of cardiovascular genetic medicine by studying populations of patients with common cardiovascular disease, focusing on Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection.

Another clinical focus is the evaluation of patients with suspected genetic syndromes. I am also interested in the diagnosis of patients with complex medical problems, children with birth defects and individuals with developmental disabilities in an effort to provide patients and their families a personalized medical treatment plan.

Professional Highlights

  • Project Director
  • Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
  • Regional Comprehensive Genetics Center, the first at Cleveland Clinic

Education & Fellowships

Residency - university
Pediatrics / Medical Genetics
Cleveland, OH USA
2005
Internship - university
Pediatrics / Medical Genetics
Cleveland, OH USA
2001
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1996

Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics (M.D.)

Specialty Interests

The diagnosis and management of patients with connective tissue disorders, developmental delays and suspected inherited disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Pediatric Neurology Merit Award, 2010

Memberships

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American College of Medical Genetics

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/20/2014, Dr. Moran 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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