Dr. Rochester earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry at Clemson University and graduated magna cum laude. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he received a Doctor of Medicine Degree. After an internship at the San Diego Naval Hospital, he served as a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy in Japan. He returned to Vanderbilt where he did his residency training in psychiatry, and served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Rochester is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Rochester completed a visiting fellowship in transcranial magnetic stimulation at Duke University Medical Center and is a member of the Clinical TMS Society.