Dr. Rocker is Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Beyond his medical degree he holds an Oxford University Doctorate for research into the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome and a Masters degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. He received the 2009 Roger Bone Award from the American College of Chest physicians for advances in end-of-life care. He leads the INSPIRED (Implementing a Novel and Supportive Program of Individualized care for patients and families living with REspiratory Disease) outreach program for patients and families living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2013, Dr. Rocker was appointed Clinical Improvement Advisor to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI).