Dr. Rocha earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed his residency, a Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation fellowship, and a Cardiology fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston. Dr. Rocha is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Internal Medicine, and is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Rocha serves as Director of Heart Failure Services at St. Luke’s Hospital and Director of Echocardiography Laboratory at Hawthorn Medical. He has interest in preventive cardiology and is the director or the New Bedford Wellness Initiative.
Dr. Rocha is working to improve the health of residents in the New Bedford area. He now leads a monthly Wellness Walk at Buttonwood Park the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am. The group meets at the entrance to the zoo. Walk around the park at a pace comfortable for you. The idea is to “Get Moving; Get Healthy.” The New Bedford Wellness Initiative was formed to raise health awareness and encourage physical activity. Check out their Facebook page and web site for information about other upcoming activities.