Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD

Professor of Pathology;
Director of Neuropathology;
Director of Autopsy Service;
Director of Pathology Clerkships for Third and Fourth year Medical Students

Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD

Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD

Introduction

Dr. Cochran serves as the Director of the neuropathology and autopsy services of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Pathology and Froedtert Hospital. She also directs the pathology clerkships for third and fourth year medical students, and directs the Neurology/Psychiatry Integrated Unit of the second year medical students of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Research Interests
  • Pathological evaluation of aging changes of the brain, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias
  • Pathology and biology of primary brain neoplasms
Professional Background
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL  (1990 – 2009)
  • Director, Brain Bank, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL  (1990 – 1999)
  • Member of editorial board, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology  (2005 – present)
  • Vice-President of American Association of Neuropathologists (2012 – 2013)
Educational Background
  • BS, University of Illinois, 1978
  • MD, Rush Medical College, 1982
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, Northwestern University/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  (1985 – 1987)
  • Neuropathology Fellowship, Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH  (1987 – 1989)
  • Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL  (1989 – 1990)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Neuropathology

Publications

Research

Pathological evaluation of aging changes of the brain, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias

Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert / MCW Laboratory Building
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226