Portrait of Professor Stanley Rockson

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A Long and Winding Road: The Journey to Drug Therapy for Lymphatic Disease

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Biography: Dr. Rockson is the Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Rockson completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and fellowship training in the cardiac unit of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He 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.

As a principal investigator or co-investigator, he has been involved in numerous clinical trials researching various aspects of lymphatic disease, vascular biology and cardiovascular 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. As a Professor of Medicine, Dr. Rockson serves concurrently as Stanford’s Chief of Consultative Cardiology and the Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders Director. Dr. Rockson is Editor-in-Chief of Lymphatic Research and Biology and sits on the editorial board of Angiology. Dr. Rockson works closely with the 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. He co-founded the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN) and has served as Chair of the inaugural Gordon Research Conference, entitled ‘Molecular Mechanisms in Lymphatic Function and Disease’. He is the co-author of Lymphedema: A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice, now in its second edition.

Dr. Rockson has authored more than 200 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and books devoted to various aspects of lymphatic biology and disease, vascular biology, and cardiovascular medicine.

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