Dr. Bocks’ research focuses mainly on medical device development. His primary device project is on developing an implantable cardiac pressure sensor to monitor the ambulatory pulmonary artery pressure in functional single ventricles patients following Fontan operation. In addition, Dr. Bocks is involved in a multidisciplinary team to use novel bioresorbable materials to develop devices for use in pediatric atrial septal defect closure and stent implantation. He is an investigator within the University of Michigan Extracorporeal Life Support Research Laboratory and is involved in numerous ongoing projects in the lab. Dr. Bocks continues to lead a prospective longitudinal study to characterize aspirin responsiveness in the congenital heart disease population with the goal to determine if a simple blood test can accurately predict which patients are at increased risk for abnormal blood clot formation. Finally, Dr. Bocks participates in numerous clinical research projects involving interventional cardiac catheterization procedures performed at the University of Michigan.