Stanley G. Rockson, MD

Cardiologist

4.8 out of 5
214 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, A32
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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General Cardiology at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-5909
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Lymphedema Surgery Center Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Duke University (1975) NC
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1977) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1976) MA
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1981) MA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1978)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University (1973)
  • Chief Resident's Teaching Award, Stanford University (2003)
  • Chief Residents' Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2003)
  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (1999)
  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University (1999)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (2004)
  • E. William Hancock Cardiovascular Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University (2008)
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award for Mentoring Medical Students, Stanford University (2008)
  • John A. White Fellow, North Carolina Arthritis Foundation (1974-5)
  • Lymphatic Research Leadership Award, Lymphatic Research Foundation (2004, 2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University (1971)
  • Pioneer Award, Lymphatic Research Foundation (2009)
  • Roche Award for Clinical Excellence, Duke University (1975)
  • Samuel Levine Fellow, American Heart Association (1977)
  • Teaching Award in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2000)
  • Teaching Award in Cardiology, Stanford University (2000)

Administrative Appointments

  • Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Stanford University (1999 - 2008)
  • Chair, Gordon Research Conference: Molecular Mechanisms of Lymphatic Function and Disease (2002 - 2004)
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Lymphatic Research Foundation (1999 - Present)
  • Chief of Consultative Cardiology, Stanford University (1997 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University (2000 - Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Lymphatic Research and Biology (2002 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Angiology (1997 - Present)
  • Member, Trans-NIH Coordinating Committee for Lymphatic Research (2002 - Present)
  • Member, Trans-NIH Angiogenesis Research Program (TARP), National Institutes of Health (2004 - Present)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I am a long time patient of Dr. Rockson. I have always observed him & his staff to be very skilled, proficient & professional!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Rockson is concerned, professional& caring

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Rockson is simply the best! I would highly recommend him to all my friends, & if someone needs cardiology consultation.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Rockson is wonderful in explaining treatment, and addressing all health concerns. You always feel that your situation is of the utmost importance to him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Rockson is the absolute best!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Rockson is terrific and I have total confidence in his abilities. He goes way above and beyond the simple diagnostic and really endeavors to look at the entire medical situation. Excellent and very approachable bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Grateful to Dr Rockson for his continuing research in the areas of Fat Disorders, and more thanks to him for his activism in trying to get insurance coverage for Fat Disorder treatment, meds, supplements, equipment. If there were more people specializing in this area it wouldn't take nearly a year to get an appointment. That remains a problem.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Rockson is the reason I put up with the rest of Stanford.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

there is only one word to describe Dr Rockson, amazing

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rockson is a first rate clinician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rockson is someone I have full confidence in and trust to make decisions regarding my condition/s. He explains things thoroughly and also listens. I'm very glad I am able to have him for my cardiologist.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Went-over board in creating a welcome - Seeing the staff's reactions to one another quieted my anxiety -

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4.8 out of 5
214 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I am a long time patient of Dr. Rockson. I have always observed him & his staff to be very skilled, proficient & professional!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Rockson is concerned, professional& caring

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Rockson is simply the best! I would highly recommend him to all my friends, & if someone needs cardiology consultation.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Rockson is wonderful in explaining treatment, and addressing all health concerns. You always feel that your situation is of the utmost importance to him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Rockson is the absolute best!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Rockson is terrific and I have total confidence in his abilities. He goes way above and beyond the simple diagnostic and really endeavors to look at the entire medical situation. Excellent and very approachable bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Grateful to Dr Rockson for his continuing research in the areas of Fat Disorders, and more thanks to him for his activism in trying to get insurance coverage for Fat Disorder treatment, meds, supplements, equipment. If there were more people specializing in this area it wouldn't take nearly a year to get an appointment. That remains a problem.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Rockson is the reason I put up with the rest of Stanford.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

there is only one word to describe Dr Rockson, amazing

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rockson is a first rate clinician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rockson is someone I have full confidence in and trust to make decisions regarding my condition/s. He explains things thoroughly and also listens. I'm very glad I am able to have him for my cardiologist.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Went-over board in creating a welcome - Seeing the staff's reactions to one another quieted my anxiety -

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I liked Dr Rockson and staff very much.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Really excited to see if Dr. Rockson can help me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Rockson has been my cardiologist for years. He is a quick study. He analyzes the problem giving me options. He is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Rockson is an expert in this field and he is also very considerate and empathetic to his patients.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Rockson is a very good provider.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Professor Stanley G. Rockson provided me with clear explanations about the status of my heart and the reason why he was providing me with the device mentioned above.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Awesome.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Rockson is very caring and nice. He always spend time to listen to my concern and provide necessary treatment options. He always patiently explains everything in the words/language that I would understands. He is the best doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

An excellent discussion with Dr. Rockson.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Rockson is very professional and sympathetic to your circumstances. I have and will recommend Dr. Rockson to others.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Terrific doctor & care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

DR.ROCKSON IS TREATNG ME SINCE 1997 AT THS HOSP.I CAN NOT GET A BETTER CARE PROVDER

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Everyone seemed to go "above & beyond."

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

rockson is the best: highly competent, careful, clear, caring

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Rockson is very professional yet very warm and friendly. He answers all my questions and makes me feel as if I am the only patient in the clinic. He never seems rushed. He is very thorough.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Rockson is terrific - - - competent, personable and caring.

SHC Patient, May 2018

not sufficient experience with provider to recommend other than by his reputation

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Incredibly impressive physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I am completing this in regards to the infusionclinic I just remebered that I had an appointment with Dr Rockson earlier that day

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Rockson was very thorough concerned and engaged. Spent a great deal of time discussing my case. He was well prepared with a thorough knowledge of my medical history.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rockson gave me very good feedback on my condition with a plan to move forward, so grateful .

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Rocksin assured my wife and I his goal was to get to the bottom of my condition, which is a case study in strange at the moment. He upholds the hype that precedes him without any doubt.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Rockson was excellent, both in his knowledge, help and understanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Rockson was an amazing man! He showed much interest in my concerns. He was very friendly and he made the appointment a pleasant experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

good experience

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Rockson is the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Rockson is so caring & friendly. I appreciate how he takes his time to answer all my questions and concerns. He is a world expert on lymphedema, yet down to earth & approachable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Rockson is kind, attentive, brilliant and the best doctor anyone can have.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Rockson is ideal: learned; listens; compasionate; very careful; generous with time; clear

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr Rockson is an amazing doctor. He pretty much saved my life through his medication treatment plan.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I am very pleased with the excellent care provided by Dr. Stanley Rockson, my cardiologist, at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I have a lot of confidence in Doctor Stanley G. Rockson. I live in Southern California however my husband and myself are treated by him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr Rockson is compassionate and shares his knowledge in ways that I understand. He has an open, loving and calming demeanor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

My wife & I are very glad to have Dr. Rockson as our doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Rockson is a wonderful doctor & we are appreciated of his service.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Other than the wait time for the appointment, Dr. Rockson and the staff were all excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Rockson is a great doctor, very caring, he explained everything very clearly and answered all my questions

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Rockson is exemplary: has it all: learned, clear, thoughtful, patient. Give him a bonus.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Very good that is why I am his patient since 1996. Could not find a better cardiologist.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Outstanding skills & patient care.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very informative and insightful discussion of my care with follow up schedule to determine source of action not lymphedema!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Rockson is always caring and nice. I trust his professional experience and knowledge and his advice.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I trust Dr Rockson with my life.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Rockson diagnosed my condition when no one else could & talked about studies myself & my daughter can be a part of. He was very very nice as was everyone I met.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Rockson, was extremely polite and nice, but he didn't always listen to what I had to say.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Rockson always listen to everything I have to say. He always explain everything in detail for me to understand. He really cares for his patients. He is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

It is quite obvious that Dr. Rockson and his staff are very dedicated to their profession and specific line of work.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rockson was wonderful!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rockson recommended that I get a 2nd opinion from another orthopedist which turned out to be crucial to my future treatment & health. I am very grateful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rockson is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I've been w/Dr. Rockson for years. I have utmost confidence in him & believe he cares about my health & survival.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Stanley Ruckson gave me hope & encouraged me. He is so very knowledgeable in his field.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent visit and the doctor demonstrated a real concern and attention to solving a difficult diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Rockson was clear, concise, and kind. He was able to educate me on my health problem. After Dr. Rockson explained the medical problems, he then explained the diagnostic tests he was ordering and that the results of the tests will drive my treatment plan. He answered all of my questions and my husband's questions. It was refreshing to speak to a doctor that listened and was patient with me. Dr. Rockson took the time to make sure I was given the "MyHealth" account set-up information and encourage me to contact him through "messages" because it is the fastest way for him to communicate with me. I am grateful for the amount of compassion and respect he gave me and my husband.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I have already referred Dr Rockson to an out of state friend. Truly was grateful for his compassion,empathy and his knowledge .

SHC Patient, May 2016

Exceptional physician & staff that we've (both my wife and I) have enjoyed for at least 14 years, we are both very fortunate to have Dr. Rockson as our cardiologist!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Rockson is a cut above all other doctors that I have ever met. He is what all doctors should be.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Rockson is an incredibly patient, kind and compassionate man! He took a great deal of time with me and was very interested to get to the bottom of my issues. He showed much professionalism & concern and was very thorough!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Rockson is the best. Deep knowledgeable; professional; patient; superb communicator; cares!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Rockson and his staff are excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rockson has it all: competence, listener; advisor; patient; generous with time.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

The physicians was EXCELLENT also!!! Very caring, knowledgeable, and someone I would feel very comfortable going to again or recommending to anyone else! REALLY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

He spend enough time. To listen me. Didn't rush

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rockson has the reputation of being the best in this and at at least three surrounding states in his facility. I was there, are delighted to be seen by him for my problem.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rockson spent quite a while with me explaining the diagnosis and follow up care which I really appreciated.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Rockson and his staff have always been and continue to be excellent provider.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

There is a reason/s I come from Las Vegas for care. Dr. Rockson beyond compare an extremely COMPETENT and CARING physician. He is the reason I am alive!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

So much time spent exchanging information and providing me with clear explanation about my problems and how to address them!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Rockson, Leslie & Kate are just an outstanding team. I feel so confident I am getting the best care - they are truly wonderful in all aspects.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Rockson for 15 years and he is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Always willing to listen and help.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Rockson is a well informed and informative doctor. I look forward to my yearly visits with him

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Rockson was awesome. He really LISTENED and cared about my issues.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very good always.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Rockson is very knowledgeable, professional, caring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

He couldn't help me is what he said - my case was not severe enough and he deals with more severe cases.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Great bedside manner, good listeners.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I value Dr Rockson's opinion so went to him as a non-surgical 'opinion'. He is clearly an expert in the area of lymphedema and appreciate his interest in my case given his busy schedule.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Rockson was very nice, wish we could have spent more time discussing my case.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I would see Dr. Rockson again without question. He is a wonderful practitioner. I wish I lived closer to Palo Alto to have him as my physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Awesome, thorough, knowledgeable care and advocacy. Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Rockson really cares for his patients and really a very good human being.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Superb/very professional and learned.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very good!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Rockson was excellent, very knowledgeable. Very compassionate & warm hearted.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Rockson does an outstanding job!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Rockson makes me feel important in my own treatment.