Dominic J. Roca, MD PhD

Medical Director of Sleep Medicine

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Stamford Health Medical Group

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Stamford, CT 06904

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Stamford Health Medical Group - Sleep Center

One Hospital Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904

Main: (203) 276-2300
Fax: (203) 276-2364

About Me

Dr. Roca did all his training at busy city hospitals such as Kings County in Brooklyn, Bellevue Hospital in NYC and Boston City Hospital. As a result, there are few diseases that he has not seen. He has expertise in a number of related fields such as allergy, immunology, pulmonary, critical care and sleep. His training in pediatric allergy and sleep medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital provides him with expertise in the management of pediatric patients. A PhD in neuropharmacology provides him with the ability to analyze the latest research. All together, his training enables him to approach medical problems from different perspectives. He has won numerous teaching awards and has been selected by his peers as an exemplary physician. Dr. Roca has also been named a “Top Doctor” multiple times by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. Despite all this, he still feels his patients continue to teach him, and he considers caring for them a tremendous honor.

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Pulmonary Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Allergy and Immunology

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special interests

Teenage Sleep Problems, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs, Insomnia, Pediatric Sleep Problems, Allergies & Immunodeficiency, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Respiratory Failure and Difficult to Control Asthma


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Education & Training


Bellevue Hospital Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston University Medical Center

Medical School

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

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Published Work

Roca D.J., Schiller G.D. and Farb D.H. Chronic caffeine or
theophylline exposure reduces GABA/benzodiazepine receptor
site interactions. Mol. Pharmacol. 33: 481 - 5 (1988).

Roca D.J., Rozenberg I., Farrant M. and Farb D.H. Chronic agonist
exposure induces down-regulation and allosteric uncoupling of
the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor complex. Mol. Pharmacol. 37:
37 - 43 (1990).

Roca D.J., Schiller G.D., Friedman L.K., Rozenberg I., Gibbs T.T.
and Farb D.H. GABAA receptor regulation in culture: altered
allosteric interactions following prolonged exposure to
benzodiazepines, barbiturates and methylxanthines. Mol.
Pharmacol. 37: 710 - 9 (1990).

Montpied P., Ginns E.I., Martin B.M., Roca D., Farb D.H. and Paul
S.M. GABA induces a receptor-mediated reduction in GABAA
receptor a subunit messenger RNAs in embryonic chick neurons
in culture. J. Biol. Chem. 266:6011 - 6014 (1991).

Means T., Pavlovich R., Roca D., Vermeulen M. and Fenton M.
Activation of TNF- transcription utilizes distinct MAP kinase
pathways in different macrophage populations. J. Leukocyte
Bio. (2000).

Board Certifications

American Board of Allergy and Immunology,American Board of Internal Medicine,American Board of Internal Medicine,American Board of Internal Medicine,American Board of Sleep Medicine


  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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