Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Rock Positano

Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc




Clinical Expertise

Musculoskeletal podiatry (tendons, ligaments, bones); Nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle


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About Me


DPM, New York College of Podiatric Medicine


Podiatric and Preventive Occupational Medicine, Department of Community Medicine-New York College of Podiatric Medicine & Foot Clinics of New York

I received my medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine/Foot Clinics of New York, where I also completed a fellowship in podiatric and preventive occupational medicine. In addition, I hold a master’s of science degree in environmental medicine/occupational medicine from New York University, a master’s of public health degree from Yale (with honors and with distinction), and a doctor of science degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. I have professional and academic appointments at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, and Yale School of Public Health/School of Medicine.

I specialize in musculoskeletal podiatry (tendons, ligaments, and bones) including the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. I bring a wealth of experience and expertise in these areas to patients receiving treatment and professional staff and employees at MSK.

Awards and Honors

  • American Podiatric Medical Association Education Grant, Yale University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Walter Green Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine Commencement Exercises (1988)
  • NIOSH Training Grant and Traineeship, New York University Medical Center, Institute of Environmental Medicine (1981)


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