Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic Foundation
Michael Rock, M.D. was the Chief Medical Officer at Mayo Clinic Hospitals/Mayo Foundation having transitioned in January 2014. In addition, he serves as a Consultant to the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo; is a Professor of Orthopedics at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; and has teaching/examining privileges in Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Graduate School. He continues an active surgical practice.
Dr. Rock served as Chair of the Institution’s Financial Analysis and Performance Committee and the Finance Committee. He also served as a member of the Mayo Rochester Board of Governors and Executive Operations Team. Dr. Rock served as CMO of Mayo Clinic Hospitals, and in this capacity, was a key member of Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Practice Committee. He is a member of Mayo’s Government Relation’s Board, which seeks to increase dialogue among national stakeholders to improve the health care delivery of the country. Dr. Rock is a member of Mayo Trustee Directed Payment Reform Coup and its Executive.
Dr. Rock was an active member with the AHA Section for Health Care Systems since 2003 and served as Chair in 2008. He was also a member of the AHA Board of Trustees from 2010-2012 and AHA Executive Committee from 2011-2012. Doctor Rock was Chairman of the AHA Physician Leadership Forum Advisory Committee from 2010-2012 and continues as a member of the Clinical Leadership Committee. In addition, Dr. Rock served on the AHA Long-Range Policy Committee in 2008 and was Chair of the AHA Leadership Council in 2009. He assumed the role of Chair of the AHA HRET Board of Trustees in 2013 and served as Co-Chair of the Committee on Research and Committee on Performance Improvement in 2015.
Dr. Rock received his bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and later went on to receive a Doctor of Medicine cum laude from the same university. Dr. Rock did his post-graduate fellowship training in orthopaedic oncology at The Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Dr. Rock is married with four children and lives in Rochester.