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Roan J. Glocker, M.D., M.P.H.

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Appointment: (585) 341-9541

Administrative: (585) 275-6772

Fax: (585) 341-9918

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Professional Background

Roan J. Glocker, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, is a native of the Rochester area. He received his BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. He then earned a Master of Public Health from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Following his residency in General Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, he completed a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
After completion of training, Dr. Glocker welcomed the opportunity to return to Rochester and joined the faculty at the U of R, focusing his practice at Highland Hospital. Dr. Glocker's areas of clinical interest include both open and endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular, aortic, and lower extremity arterial disease, as well as management of venous and lymphatic conditions, and hemodialysis access. Dr. Glocker focuses on individualized patient care, be it medical, minimally invasive, or traditional open surgery. He enjoys working with both the patients and their families as well as other members of the health care team to ensure that every patient has their best possible outcome.
Having presented at several regional and national academic meetings, Dr. Glocker's research interests include venous thromboembolic disease, arterial disease, and financial implications of changes in practice patterns. In addition to his clinical and research efforts, he is active in teaching the next generation of physicians and surgeons. He serves as the clerkship director for the third year medical students at the University and is the General Surgery Residency Ombudsman.



  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | Suny Upstate Medical University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/12/2012 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012
Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/2007 - 08/30/2008
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Best Chief Resident as Teacher Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center General Surgery Residency
Location: Rochester, NY


Journal Articles

Rasheed K, Cullen JP, Seaman MJ, Messing S, Ellis JL, Glocker RJ, Doyle AJ, Stoner MC. "Aortic anatomic severity grade correlates with resource utilization". J Vasc Surg. 2016; 63(3): 569-76.

Glocker R, Novak Z, Matthews T, Patterson M, Jordan W, Pearce B, Passman M. "Factors Affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVCF) Retrieval Success." J Vasc Surg Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2014; 2: 21-25.

Glocker R, Awonuga O, Pearce BJ, Matthews TC, Novak Z, Patterson MA, Jordan WD, Passman MA. "Bedside vena cava filter placement using intravascular ultrasound: A five year experience in critically ill patients." J Vasc Surg Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2014; 2: 377-382.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Placement of IVC filter and removal of retrievable filters
Book Title: Master Techniques in Surgery: Vascular Surgery
Author List: Glocker R, Passman MA.
Edited By: Darling C, Ozaki K
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2014




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