Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Amalia L. Cochran, M.D., M.A.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-3050 University Hospital
Burn Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Amalia Cochran received her general surgery training at the University of Utah and her burn/critical care training at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston. Her clinical practice focuses on acute burn care, critical care in burns, and burn reconstruction. Dr. Cochran has a particular interest in advancing the clinical care of frostbite patients, and has contributed significantly to the clnical care and body of research in this area. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.4
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

August 04, 2014

So far this has been the best quality of care anyone in my family has ever received.

July 31, 2014

She seemed to be in a hurry. Most of what she said seemed like a robot rattling things off, like our situation was just like any other.

July 28, 2014

Dr. Cochran was extremely friendly and caring, explaining what had been done and what was to be expected in the weeks to come in terms of healing and follow-up.

June 09, 2014

Once again I can't say enough about the way I was treated. I manage a lot of people for a living and that's the way a team should perform. You guys couldn't be any better!

December 04, 2013

All the staff was super friendly, easy to talk to and get the information needed. Felt like they took the time to make sure we were taken care of properly.

September 30, 2013

dr and cnp listened to our concerns and cared about hat we had to say.

May 24, 2013

already recommended this clinic to a friend, in which he had visited yesterday.

March 18, 2013

only good things to say

December 06, 2012

She was the best with information given answered any and all questions that wr had

November 26, 2012

good

November 19, 2012

at end of burn clinic meeting got much help and supplies for wound, very helpful

July 19, 2012

We had a good experience.

March 03, 2012

I have told everyone what a great department and what wonderful people work there.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Social Media
  • Burn Outcomes
  • Education, Medical
  • Telemedicine
  • Frostbite
  • Professionalism

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7508 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Amalia Cochran received her general surgery training at the University of Utah and her burn/critical care training at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston. Her clinical practice focuses on acute burn care, critical care in burns, and burn reconstruction. Dr. Cochran has a particular interest in advancing the clinical care of frostbite patients, and has contributed significantly to the clnical care and body of research in this area. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

She is heavily involved in undergraduate medical education, serving as the Surgery Clerkship Director and the Director for the Applied Anatomy Track for 4th year medical students. Dr. Cochran has completed a Surgical Education Research Fellowship and has won university-wide and national teaching awards.

Dr. Cochran's research interests lie in the areas of education and clinical outcomes. Her current research projects in education address the impact of gender in academic surgical careers and developing definitions of disruptive physician behavior. Her current clinical research priorities include management and outcomes in frostbite, optimizing burn shock resuscitation, regenerative medicine and wound healing, and telemedicine.

Dr. Cochran has a number of leadership roles outside of the University, including serving as Vice President for the Association of Women Surgeons and a member of the American College of Surgeons SurgeonsPAC Board of Directors. She is the past chair of the education committee of the American Burn Association and past chair of the undergraduate medical education committee of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and is the liaison from the Association of Academic Surgery to the Association for Surgical Education. She is also the Treasurer of the Association for Surgical Education.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Shriner's Hospital for Children
Burns/Critical Care
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Surgery
Resident
Fellowship Association for Surgical Education
Research
Fellow
Fellowship Intermountain Injury Control
Research
Fellow
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Texas A&M University Health Science
Medicine
M.D.
Fellowship Texas A&M University
Biochemical Genetics
Fellow
Graduate Training University of Colorado - Boulder
Political Science
M.A.
Undergraduate Texas A&M University
Political Science
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Cochran A, Kao LS, Gusani NJ, Suliburk JW, Nwomeh BC (2014). Use of Twitter to document the 2013 Academic Surgical Congress. J Surg Res, 190(1), 36-40.
  2. Cochran A, Elder WB (2014). A model of disruptive surgeon behavior in the perioperative environment. J Am Coll Surg, 219(3), 390-8.
  3. Cochran A, Hauschild T, Elder WB, Neumayer LA, Brasel KJ, Crandall ML (2013). Perceived gender-based barriers to careers in academic surgery. Am J Surg, 206(2), 263-8.
  4. Cochran A, Thuet W, Holt B, Faraklas I, Smout RJ, Horn SD (2013). The impact of oxandrolone on length of stay following major burn injury: a clinical practice evaluation. Burns, 39(7), 1374-9.
  5. Cochran A, Freischlag JA, Numann P (2013). Women, surgery, and leadership: where we have been, where we are, where we are going. JAMA Surg, 148(4), 312-3.
  6. Cochran A, Elder WB, Crandall M, Brasel K, Hauschild T, Neumayer L (2013). Barriers to advancement in academic surgery: views of senior residents and early career faculty. Am J Surg, 206(5), 661-6.
  7. Faraklas I, Ghanem M, Brown A, Cochran A (2013). Evaluation of an enoxaparin dosing calculator using burn size and weight. J Burn Care Res, 34(6), 621-7.
  8. Holt B, Faraklas I, Theurer L, Cochran A, Saffle JR (2012). Telemedicine use among burn centers in the United States: a survey. J Burn Care Res, 33(1), 157-62.
  9. Graves KK, Faraklas I, Cochran A (2012). Identification of risk factors associated with critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency in burn patients. J Burn Care Res, 33(3), 330-5.
  10. Holt B, Graves C, Faraklas I, Cochran A (2012). Compliance with nutrition support guidelines in acutely burned patients. Burns, 38(5), 645-9.
  11. Faraklas I, Cochran A, Saffle J (2012). Review of a fluid resuscitation protocol: "fluid creep" is not due to nursing error. J Burn Care Res, 33(1), 74-83.
  12. Graves C, Faraklas I, Cochran A (2012). Utility of screening for diabetes in a burn center: Hemoglobin A1c, Diabetes Risk Test, or simple history?LID - S0305-4179(12)00329-4 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.burns.2012.10.009 [doi]. Burns.
  13. Lin H, Faraklas I, Sampson C, Saffle JR, Cochran A (2011). Use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in critically ill mechanically ventilated pediatric burn patients. J Burn Care Res, 32(1), 98-103.
  14. Lin H, Faraklas I, Cochran A, Saffle J (2011). Enoxaparin and antifactor Xa levels in acute burn patients. J Burn Care Res, 32(1), 1-5.
  15. Faraklas I, Lam U, Cochran A, Stoddard G, Saffle J (2011). Colloid normalizes resuscitation ratio in pediatric burns. J Burn Care Res, 32(1), 91-7.
  16. Lin H, Faraklas I, Saffle J, Cochran A (2011). Enoxaparin dose adjustment is associated with low incidence of venous thromboembolic events in acute burn patients. J Trauma, 71(6), 1557-61.
  17. Etherington L, Saffle J, Cochran A (2010). Use of transesophageal echocardiography in burns:a retrospective review. J Burn Care Res, 31(1), 36-9.
  18. Lawrence A, Faraklas I, Watkins H, Allen A, Cochran A, Morris S, Saffle J (2010). Colloid administration normalizes resuscitation ratio and ameliorates "fluid creep". J Burn Care Res, 31(1), 40-7.
  19. Saffle JR, Edelman L, Theurer L, Morris SE, Cochran A (2009). Telemedicine evaluation of acute burns is accurate and cost-effective. J Trauma, 67(2), 358-65.
  20. Cochran A, Dong L, Edelman LS, Roberts WL, Ballard J, Privette A, Morris SE, Saffle JR (2008). Microalbuminuria in acute burn injury. J Burn Care Res, 29(1), 176-9.
  21. Cochran A, Davis L, Morris SE, Saffle JR (2008). Safety and efficacy of an intensive insulin protocol in a burn-trauma intensive care unit. J Burn Care Res, 29(1), 187-91.
  22. Cochran A, Edelman LS, Morris SE, Saffle JR (2008). Learner satisfaction with Web-based learning as an adjunct to clinical experience in burn surgery. J Burn Care Res, 29(1), 222-6.
  23. Elijah I, Edelman LS, Sabourin H, Dong L, Saffle JR, Cochran A (2008). The social milieu of burn injury and recovery: using "social capital" as a framework for evaluating sex differences. J Burn Care Res, 29(1), 123-9.
  24. Cochran A, Morris SE, Edelman LS, Saffle JR (2007). Burn patient characteristics and outcomes following resuscitation with albumin. Burns, 33(1), 25-30.
  25. Cochran A, Edelman LS, Saffle JR, Morris SE (2007). The relationship of serum lactate and base deficit in burn patients to mortality. J Burn Care Res, 28(2), 231-40.
  26. Bruen KJ, Ballard JR, Morris SE, Cochran A, Edelman LS, Saffle JR (2007). Reduction of the incidence of amputation in frostbite injury with thrombolytic therapy. Arch Surg, 142(6), 546-51; discussion 551-3.
  27. Cochran A, Melby S, Neumayer LA (2005). An Internet-based survey of factors influencing medical student selection of a general surgery career. Am J Surg, 189(6), 742-6.
  28. Cochran A, Paukert JL, Scales EM, Neumayer LA (2004). How medical students define surgical mentors. Am J Surg, 187(6), 698-701.
  29. Cochran A, Paukert JL, Neumayer LA (2003). Does a general surgery clerkship influence student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers? Surgery, 134(2), 153-7.
  30. Cochran A, Melby S, Foy HM, Wallack MK, Neumayer LA (2002). The state of general surgery residency in the United States: program director perspectives, 2001. Arch Surg, 137(11), 1262-5.

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