Dr. DiRocco

Meet Dr. DiRocco


Joseph D. DiRocco, M.D. joined Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists in 2010.

He has completed a Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at New York Presbyterian Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. DiRocco contributed to over 20 original publications including 3 book chapters and 3 review articles.He has received 4 research awards and one patent.  He received teaching awards from both medical students and surgical residents and received an award for laparoscopic technique.

Dr. DiRocco has a strong training and interest in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.He also has a particular interest and specific training in sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. DiRocco graduated Magna Cum Laude with College and Departmental Honors from the College of the Holy Cross. He then attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he obtained his Medical Doctor degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY for residency in surgery.During his stay in Syracuse, he spent time as a Resident Research Fellow in the Cardio-pulmonary / Critical Care laboratory and was an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Cardiopulmonary Perfusion and worked as a consultant for medical device development during this time. He obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from Whitman School of Management during surgical residency.



Board Certification

  • General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery


Medical Licenses

  • New York (not active)
  • Maryland


Surgical Training

  • 2010 – Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery – New York Presbyterian Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
  • 2001-2009 – Residency in General Surgery – Upstate Medical University, NY
  • 2003-2006 – Research Fellow in Surgery – Upstate Medical University, NY


Graduate Education

  • 2001 – Doctor of Medicine – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
  • 2008 – Master of Business Administration – Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University













Location Info


6569 N Charles St, Suite 502, Towson, MD 21204

Union Memorial Office

3333 North Calvert Street Suite 665B Baltimore, MD 21218

Bel Air Office

208 Plumtree Rd., Suite F, Bel Air 21015

Endoscopy Center at Bel Air

208 Plumtree Rd Suite G, Bel Air, MD 21015