Dr. Jack P Rock
Address: 1 Ford Pace, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, United States, Wayne State University
About the Doctor / Professional
It is reality that many people, at some time or another, will have to consider whether a surgical procedure is in their best interest. As a neurosurgeon, it has been my experience that while we best serve our patients by carefully and compassionately carrying them through their surgical procedure, we undoubtedly are helping far more patients by clearly indicating when surgery is not truly necessary.
Dr. Rock received his MD from the University of Miami, Florida. He was a research fellow in surgical neurology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and also received a fellowship in neurotrauma at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rock is currently co-director of the surgical neuro-oncology clinic as well as co-investigator of several clinical protocols assessing new treatments for primary and metastatic brain tumors. His specific clinical and research interests are pituitary disorders and surgery, skull base surgery, and neuro-oncology.
Since 2002 Dr. Rock has directed the neurosurgical residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Although neuro-oncology and skull-base surgery continue to be his primary interests, the radiosurgical management of patients with spinal tumors has become a more recent addition. In 2004 Dr. Rock also became an active member of the Federation for International Education in Neurosurgery (FIENS) which was founded to address the critical lack of trained neurosurgeons in the developing world. Through FIENS, Dr. Rock has volunteered in Thailand, Vietnam and Ethiopia providing hands on training and education to the neurosurgeons and critical patient care assistance.
As a result of Dr. Rock’s involvement with basic scientific investigations relating to the imaging aspects of glioma he co-edited a text book on low grade gliomas. He has also authored and contributed to over 75 publications. He was the president of the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2000 and has enjoyed the privilege of being a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Neurooncology and Neurosurgery.View Contact Details
Degree: MD from University of Miami FL 1979
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell U., Neuro Surgery, NY, 1985
- Joined Neurosurgery senior staff at Henry Ford Hospital in 1986.
- Since 2002, directed the neurosurgical residency program at Henry Ford Hospital.
- He was also selected a “Top Doc” in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 in Hour Magazine.
- Co-edited a text book on Low Grade Gliomas
- Authored and contributed to over 75 publications
- Beta-2 transferrin is detectable for 14 days whether refrigerated or stored at room temperature.
- Preoperative external tissue expansion for complex cranial reconstructions.
- Tumor vascular leakiness and blood volume estimates in oligodendrogliomas using perfusion CT: an analysis of perfusion parameters helping further characterize genetic subtypes as well as differentiate from astroglial tumors.
- Contralateral hearing loss after vestibular schwannoma excision: a rare complication of neurotologic surgery.
- Novalis radiosurgery for metastatic spine tumors.
- Postoperative radiosurgery for malignant spinal tumors.
- Management of CNS mucormycosis in the pediatric patient.
- Correlation of immunohistologic and perfusion vascular parameters with MR contrast enhancement using image-guided biopsy specimens in gliomas.
- Clinical, dosimetric, and radiographic correlation of radiation injury involving the brainstem and the medial temporal lobes following stereotactic radiotherapy for neoplasms of central skull base.
- Treatment induced necrosis versus recurrent/progressing brain tumor: going beyond the boundaries of conventional morphologic imaging.
- The evolving role of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy for patients with spine tumors.
- Traumatic Brain Injury in Myanmar: Preliminary Results and Development of an Adjunct Electronic Medical Record.
- Can permeability measurements add to blood volume measurements in differentiating tumefactive demyelinating lesions from high grade gliomas using perfusion CT?
- Results of a phase II trial of the GliaSite radiation therapy system for the treatment of newly diagnosed, resected single brain metastases.
- Associations among magnetic resonance spectroscopy, apparent diffusion coefficients, and image-guided histopathology with special attention to radiation necrosis.
- Correlations between magnetic resonance spectroscopy and image-guided histopathology, with special attention to radiation necrosis.
- First-pass perfusion computed tomography: initial experience in differentiating recurrent brain tumors from radiation effects and radiation necrosis.
- Back Pain
- Brain Tumors
- Cervical Spondylosis Treatment
- Neurology Consultation
- Skull Base Tumors
- Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
- Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
- Brain Aneurysm Repair
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Tumor Surgery
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Intracranial Hematoma
- Meningioma Treatment
- Skull Base Surgery
- Skull Base Tumors
- Skull Fracture Treatment
- Federation for International Education in Neurosurgery (FIENS)
- President of the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2000
- Member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Neurooncology and Neurosurgery