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General Surgery, Liver Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Joined VM - January 2011
Dr. Rocha has advanced training in surgical oncology and specializes in liver, biliary tract and pancreatic cancer. His medical interests include liver, pancreatic and biliary tract disease, gastrointestinal cancer and minimally invasive surgery.
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 2001
General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009
Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
Dr. Rocha's interests outside of medicine include soccer, photography and traveling with his wife and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to treat disease, relieve symptoms and provide comfort for patients who entrust me with their care.”
“Even though surgery can provide a definitive and curative treatment, it can also be a demanding endeavor for both patients and their families. Along with my colleagues in medicine, I strive to provide exceptional clinical care in a compassionate manner.”
On Virginia Mason
“I am dedicated to the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment championed by Virginia Mason.”
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Rocha is the director of Digestive Disease Institute Research at Virginia Mason, and an active clinical researcher in the Digestive Disease Institute and Cancer Institute.
Flavio G. Rocha, MD - Curriculum Vitae