Frederico Rocha

Frederico Rocha, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

"Maternal-fetal medicine allows me to walk alongside families during a concerning time. I am trusted with the sacred opportunity to make a difference and facilitate a more successful pregnancy."

Office Information

About Me

Maternal-fetal medicine doctors help expecting moms have a safer and healthier pregnancy when maternal or fetal health concerns are present. Some of the health concerns that might spur a referral to maternal-fetal medicine services:

  • Prior history of difficult pregnancies
  • High blood pressure or diabetes in mothers
  • Critically ill mothers
  • Fetuses with genetic or physical abnormalities

For high-risk pregnancy care, trust the compassionate expertise of Frederico Rocha, MD, at Avera Medical Group Maternal Fetal Medicine Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD.

“Many times patients come in feeling anxious,” said Dr. Rocha. “When I’m able to give them great news or treat their concern effectively, that’s the best feeling.”

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Rocha likes spending time with his wife and boys, especially the opportunities to travel together and explore new cultures. He also enjoys perfecting his culinary skills in the kitchen and on the grill, and playing sports — particularly soccer — with his sons.

Dr. Rocha is fluent in Portuguese.



Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Doctor of Medicine


Michigan State University – Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Wayne State University - Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, Surgical Critical Care


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal-Fetal Medicine)

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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