Dr. Rock Positano is the Director of the Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he has been on staff since 1991. Internationally renowned and lauded as a medical pioneer in the non-surgical approach for the treatment of foot disorders, Dr. Positano graduated from Yale School of Medicine, where his thesis on foot health was approved, with Honors and Distinction. He is a clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
One of his greatest treatment success stories involved New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio. The Yankee Clipper sought out Dr. Rock after battling excruciating heel pain in his later retirement years, which resulted from a botched surgery that ended his baseball career far too early. As a result of this special relationship, Dr. Rock founded and serves as director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service and the Joe DiMaggio Sports Medicine Center at HSS.
Dr. Positano has also authored and edited numerous peer reviewed articles. He has served as the editor of a wide array of medical textbooks ranging from foot and ankle orthopedics to sports medicine. Frequently quoted as a trusted and leading medical authority by National and New York City media, Dr. Positano was featured on the front page of The New York Times in an article concerning the dangers of cosmetic foot surgery.