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Stanley G. Rockson, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr MC 5319 A260 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-6459 Fax (650) 723-8392
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-7571
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Lymphatic Diseases
  • Cardiology (Heart)
  • Cardiology (Heart), Preventive
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - present)
  • Chief of Consultative Cardiology, Stanford University (1997 - present)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University (2000 - present)
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Lymphatic Research Foundation (1999 - present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Lymphatic Research and Biology (2002 - present)
  • Editorial Board, Angiology (1997 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Pioneer Award, Lymphatic Research Foundation (2009)
  • E. William Hancock Cardiovascular Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University (2008)
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award for Mentoring Medical Students, Stanford University (2008)
  • Chief Residents' Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2003)
  • Teaching Award in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2000)
  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (1999)
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Professional Education

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

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Biomarker identification in lymphatic vascular disease

Drug therapy to reverse lymphatic disease - animal model and pilot human studies

Lymphangiogenesis in Acute and Chronic Experimental Lymphedema

Lymphangiogenesis in Lymphatic Insufficiency: Lymphatic Endothelial and Inflammatory RNA Expression Patterns

Genome-wide Transcriptional Profiling for the Study of Lymphedema Pathobiology,Cellular Signaling Mechanisms and Mechanisms of Therapeutic Lymphangiogenesis

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia

Randomized trials for the intracoronary infusion of VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) to treat advanced coronary artery disease.

Lipid-lowering outcomes trials in coronary and peripheral atherosclerosis.

Clinical outcomes trials to assess therapeutic interventions in post-mastectomy and other forms of lymphedema.


Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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