Dr. Joseph A Roche is a physical therapist by professional training. Dr. Joseph A Roche worked as a clinician and physical therapy instructor from 1998-2002. Dr. Joseph A Roche came to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Fall of 2002 to do his Ph.D. in Physical Rehabilitation Science. On completion of his Ph.D. in the Spring of 2008, Dr. Joseph A Roche joined the Department of Physiology as a post doctoral fellow, and became a research associate in 2011.
Dr. Joseph A Roche's current research is focused on understanding the events that lead to myofiber death in the absence dysferlin by studying the response of muscle to in vivo injury. His clinical speciality includes Exercise Physiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.