Carmen D. Rocco, MD

Carmen D. Rocco, MDdsc_0205

I was born in Habana, Cuba. My father was a pediatrician and practiced here in Brownsville (Dr. Rafael de la Cruz). My mother is and has always been a housewife although she has worked as an educator and a nurse assistant.  I have a brother and a sister. I graduated from high school in Austin, Texas and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. I attended medical school at the Medical Branch in Galveston where I also did my pediatric residency. I was asked to remain as Chief Resident in Pediatrics in 1985 and finished in Galveston in 1986.
During my years in Galveston I had opportunities to write and became funded to do many education programs and programs that impacted under served populations. I also experienced health care first hand when I was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes (Hodgkin’s Disease) in 1985 and underwent surgery and treatment in 1986.
I have practiced in Brownsville since 1986. I first worked with my father and exclusively with the Brownsville Community Health Center until 1998. I am board certified in pediatrics and I am on the clinical faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston and University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. I am married to Jim Goza. We have three children.
I am devoted to children: mine, yours and our community’s.  It is a wonderful experience to share in the heath care of your child.