Juan P. Rocca, M.D.

Juan P. Rocca, M.D. Specialties: Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Juan P. Rocca, M.D.
Specialties: Surgery, Transplant Surgery
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1283 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna - NYP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

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About Juan P. Rocca, M.D.

Juan Pablo Rocca, MD MHA is the Surgical Director for the Weill Cornell Liver Cancer Program, attending surgeon in the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Professor (Interim) of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.

Dr. Rocca has been practicing abdominal organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery in New York City since 2009, having prior appointments at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute in the Mount Sinai Health System and at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation in the Montefiore Health System. Devoted to surgical innovation, Dr. Rocca spearheaded the application of minimally invasive liver surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, employing both laparoscopic and robotic techniques for performing challenging oncologic operations in the liver affected by fibrosis and cirrhosis. Dr. Rocca has been also principal investigator in two multicenter research trials for the implementation of different novel machine perfusion devices for organ preservation in liver transplantation.

Other remarkable past leadership positions in transplantation have been Surgical Director of the Living Donor Kidney program and Associate Director of the Transplant Surgery Fellowship program at Mount Sinai, Director of the Living Donor program and Surgical Director of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation program at Montefiore, Chair of the Membership and Workforce Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), leading the latest Transplant Surgeons National Workforce Survey and Chair in the Clinical Policy Committee at the New York Center for Liver Transplantation (NYCLT). Dr. Rocca was awarded in 2018 by El Diario New York for his role and outreach within the Hispanic Community in the metropolitan area.

Dr. Rocca earned his MD degree in 1999 at Universidad de Buenos Aires, completing a Residency in General Surgery in 2005 at Hospital Britanico de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He continued his surgical training in the U.S. with a Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, followed by a second Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center in Chicago, completing his surgical training in 2009. Dr. Rocca also completed in 2019 an Executive Master in Health Administration (MHA) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.


  • Bile Duct Cancer

  • Cholangiocarcinoma

  • Colorectal Metastasis

  • Cystic Disease of Liver

  • Hepatic Adenoma

  • Hepatic Hemangioma

  • Hepatic Surgery

  • Hepato-Biliary Surgery

  • Hepatobiliary Cancer

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Laparoscopic Procedure for Liver Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Procedure of Liver

  • Liver Cancer

  • Liver Disease

  • Liver Resection Surgery

  • Liver Surgery

  • Liver Tumor

  • Living Donor Transplantation

  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Solid Organ Surgery

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Pancreatic Surgery

  • Polycystic Liver Disease

  • PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Surgical Procedure, Laparoscopic

  • Transplantation, Liver


  • Degrees: Columbia University, School of Public Health
  • Degrees: University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine (Argentina)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish