Dr. Rock Positano
Health Columnist for the New York Daily News
Dr. Rock, as he is known, is often called on to discuss public health topics featured in his newspaper health column in the New York Post and global issues concerning foot and ankle health.
He is a foot specialist at both the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell University Medical College where he serves in the capacity as Director of the Foot and Ankle Center. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Non-operative Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a member of the famed Sports Medicine Service responsible for treating the New York Mets, Giants, Nets, Knicks, PGA , USTA. He is on the professorial staff of Weill Cornell University Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
He earned professional and graduate degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and Foot Clinics of New York/ The New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His public health thesis at Yale was approved “with honors” and “with distinction”. He has found the time to edit/author eight textbooks, publish numerous medical and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as a forensic reconstruction expert in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City where he was recently commended for his efforts in identifying the remains of victims of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks.