Dr. Robert Rock is a child of the humanities, passionate about building community, fighting for health justice, and reforming health professional training. He received his BA in Art History from New York University and went on to obtain his MD from the Yale School of Medicine. As a medical student, he co-developed US Health Justice (USHJ), an elective course for medical, nursing, and physician associate students dedicated to social medicine, domestic health equity, and health advocacy. Dr. Rock went on to work with graduate students from across the university to develop the multidisciplinary USHJ Collaborative, which works to educate and strengthen the growing health justice community, campus-wide.
As a first-year Family Medicine resident at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Rock worked with a group of Black and Latinx residents and junior faculty of color in revamping the program’s first-year social medicine immersion month curriculum. Robert Rock, MD is a board certified family physician and currently a second year fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University.