Highland Hospital has new chief of surgery

Roan Glocker

Highland Hospital recently appointed physician Roan J. Glocker as the hospital’s new chief of surgery.

Glocker, a native of the Rochester area and McQuaid graduate, is associate professor of surgery at the University of Rochester. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University. He then earned a Master of Public Health from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from SUNY 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, Glocker returned to Rochester and joined the faculty at UR, focusing his practice at Highland Hospital. 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.

In addition to Glocker’s clinical and research efforts, he is active in teaching the next generation of physicians and surgeons, serving as the clerkship director for the third-year medical students at the University.  He also serves as the secretary and treasurer of the Highland Hospital Medical Staff and is on several national committees.