Stephen J. Rockower, MD

Member, AMPAC Board of Directors

Stephen J. Rockower, MD was appointed to the AMPAC Board in 2020. He grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University Medical School in 1975. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and became Board Certified shortly thereafter. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1982.

He has been an AMA member since medical school, and has been an Alternate Delegate or Delegate since 2012. He has been active in Medical Society affairs for 30 years, starting at the County level where he wrote for the county magazine, and eventually becoming President twice. He still serves on their Board.

He has been on the Legislative Committee for MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society for years, chairing it before he became President of the State society from 2016-2017. He was on their Board from 2010 to 2018, and still serves as a Council Chair. He continues to lobby and interact with state and federal officials. He recently was named chair of MMPAC, the Maryland Medical Political Action Committee.

He has served on many charitable boards inside and outside of medicine. He has been a board member of the Jewish Council for the Aging since 1986, and has served with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. He is currently on the board of the National Capital Physicians Foundation and the Center for Healthy Maryland. He has received numerous awards including the Dr. Henry & Page Laughlin Award for Medical Writing, and for Outstanding Board Member.

He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two adorable dogs. His grown children include a physician in residency, an emergency room nurse, and a community organizer.