Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael J. Rock, MD

  • Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Michael J. Rock, MD


Dr. Michael Rock completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1986 to 1989. During his fellowship, he became interested in the care of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and became particularly involved with the Wisconsin Neonatal Screening Study. He was on the faculty of the University of Tennessee-Memphis for five and one-half years before returning to the University of Wisconsin in 1995. He was promoted to associate professor in 1997 and full professor in 2002.


He is director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. Dr. Rock served on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Center Committee from 2000-2004. This committee, consisting of CF Center Directors, is charged with formulating policy decisions for the care of CF patients in CF Centers and oversees centers through site visits.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Pediatric Pulmonology
    • Pediatrics
    Medical School
    • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
    • Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital
    • Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Congenital Airway Abnormalities
    • Congenital Lung Abnormalities
    • Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
    • Home Apnea Monitor Download Recording Interpretation
    • Nasal Scraping for Ciliary Ultrastructure
    • Overnight Pulse Oximetry Interpretation
    • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
    • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
    • Pulmonary Function Interpretation
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Tracheostomy Dependent Children
    • Unusual Respiratory Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
    • Ventilator Dependent Children

    Research and publications

    Dr. Rock’s research interests are cystic fibrosis (CF) newborn screening and clinical trials of new drug therapies for cystic fibrosis.