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 mechanisms of lymphangiogenesis and the identifications of biomarkers for lymphatic disease.
As a Professor of Medicine, Dr. Rockson serves concurrently as the Stanford’s Chief of Consultative Cardiology and the Director of the Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders. Dr. Rockson is Editor-in-Chief of Lymphatic Research and Biology and sits on the editorial board of Angiology. He has been a frequent invited lecturer at national and international meetings, congresses, and societies both here and abroad.
He is the Founding Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lymphatic Research Foundation and has served as Chair of the inaugural Gordon Research Conference entitled ‘Molecular Mechanisms in Lymphatic Function and Disease’. Dr. Rockson has authored more than 140 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and books devoted to various aspects of lymphatic biology and disease, vascular biology, and cardiovascular medicine.