Meet Dr. Rocha
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Jason Rocha began his career in orthopedics shortly after joining the United States Air Force. Early in his military career he was trained as a surgical technologist and worked at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. During his four years in the military, Dr. Rocha was able to scrub cases for multiple specialties but always preferred orthopedics. The military provided Dr. Rocha with opportunities to serve on various humanitarian missions providing surgical services to those in need. This experience gave him a fervor for surgery and peaked his interest in trauma services.
Dr. Rocha graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. While in his undergraduate studies, Dr. Rocha worked full time at Tampa General Hospital, where he was a member of the Orthopedic Joint Service and primarily scrubbed in total joint cases and orthopedic trauma.
Dr. Rocha was accepted into the inaugural class of Florida State’s Medical School in 2001. His clinical rotations were performed in Orlando, FL and in 2005 was one of the members of the first graduating class.
Dr. Rocha completed five years of Orthopaedic surgical residency at Orlando Health Medical Center in Orlando, FL. During this time, he became skilled in all subspecialties of orthopeadic surgery. His skill set includes treating trauma patients, pelvic and complex fractures, nonunions/malunions, arthroplasty (including direct anterior hips and shoulder), periprosthetic fractures, foot, ankle, hand, sports and pediatric orthopedics.
After completing residency, Dr. Rocha joined Baptist Hospital in 2011. Shortly after, he became the director for Orthopedic Trauma for Baptist Hospital and Andrews Institute. In the early spring of 2017, Dr. Rocha opened his own orthopaedic practice, Comprehensive Orthopaedics of the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, FL.