Nov. 15, 2018–Rodney P. Rocconi, M.D., Associate Director for Clinical Research Professor & Chief, USA-MCI Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Rodney P. Rocconi, M.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Professor and Chief, USA-MCI Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi currently serves as Professor & Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and as Associate Director for Clinical Research at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. Dr. Rocconi completed his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi at Oxford and received his medical training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been a practicing gynecologic oncologist in Mobile since 2007 and has a productive research career credited with over 130 presentations at national meetings and over 100 publications.

His research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer stem cells, as well as genetic contributions of racial healthcare disparities in gynecologic malignancies. His research program is supported by multiple NIH/NCI and foundation grants. He has been recognized for his work as a recipient of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Award, the Gynecologic Oncology Group Young Investigator Research Award, and invited Associate Member of the NCI Early Detection Research Network. These experiences have allowed him to serve in numerous national leadership roles in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, NRG Oncology Cooperative Group, NCCN, as well as chair certain DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program sections. In recognition of his accomplishments in oncology, he was selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leadership Development Program.