Estrera gets Ironman hopeful back in the race

June 9, 2021

“Looking at him now, you’d never guess Robert Mock recently recovered from open-heart surgery. From running his own business to intensely training for an Ironman competition, he appears to be an example of perfect health. However, just one year ago, the discovery of a heart murmur turned his world upside down.”

Read how Chair and Professor of the Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, Anthony Estrera, MD helped Mock return to training, less than sixty days after open repair of his thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic valve. The full story by Simone Sonnier is available on