Juan Rocca, MD

Dr. Juan Rocca, Assistant Professor of Surgery, will serve as the Surgical Director of Kidney Living Donation and will be instrumental in developing the newly launched Center for Living Donation.

Dr. Juan Rocca, Assistant Professor of Surgery, will serve as the Surgical Director of Kidney Living Donation and will be instrumental in developing the newly launched Center for Living Donation. Additionally he will serve as Program Director for the all surgical fellowships at RMTI.

At Mount Sinai, Dr. Rocca will work as a member of a worldclass living donor transplant team, within a department that in 1988 performed the first liver transplant in New York State. Transplant surgeons at the RMTI have pioneered such techniques as the use of live donors for liver transplants in adult recipients, a process that involves safely removing the larger right lobe of the donor's liver.

Dr. Rocca studied medicine at the Universityof Buenos Aires, where he also completed his residency in general surgery. He came to the United States in 2005 for a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Transplantationat Westchester Medical Center. He subsequently spent time at Northwestern University, in Chicago, where he developed skills in cutting-edge laparoscopic techniques for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. While there, he learned more about living donor transplantation, a passion in which he remains devoted.