Dr. Paul J. Rochon was born and raised in Louisiana where he spent all of his childhood. Both of his parents were hard-working, yet he had no one in his family who was affiliated with medicine. Experiences in his life, such as spending countless nights in the hospital with his father, led him to where is today.
Dr. Rochon is a Vascular & Interventional Radiologist in Aurora, Colorado and is affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is also the Interventional Radiology Integrated Residency and Fellowship Program Director, Director of Noninvasive Imaging, Co-Director of the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center of Excellence and Director of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Department of Radiology. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, completed radiology residency at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, and his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. His expertise is in vascular malformations, women’s health, peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms, venous insufficiency, dialysis access, and hepatobiliary disease. He has authored and co-authored over 40 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and is involved in multiple clinical trials. Finally, Dr. Rochon has recently been elected to serve as the new Chair of the SIR Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council!
Nothing is impossible. Sure, it may be hard and everyone’s journey to their profession is different. It is what makes us able to contribute wholeheartedly to this ever-growing specialty. Keep your eye on the prize, learn and enjoy the process.– Dr. Rochon