John Rock

  • Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Founding Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, USA.

Throughout his career Dr Rock has brought academic programs to new levels of excellence and increased research productivity, established outstanding patient care units and fostered excellent educational programs.

Dr Rock is recognised as an outstanding reconstructive surgeon, and his basic research focused on the pathophysiology of endometriosis and the determination of efficacy of surgical reconstructive procedures and medical therapy using the randomised clinical trial. He was the first to recognise and describe the presence of microscopic endometriosis which was the basis of the introduction of new therapies for this complex disease.

Dr Rock has published extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of utero-vaginal anomalies, and his surgical innovations have improved the reproductive outcomes of these disorders. He is Editor of Telinde’s Operative Gynecology, one of the most respected textbooks in the field of gynaecologic surgery. He has served as the President of The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the World Endometriosis Society.