- Burn Outcomes
- Education, Medical
- Trauma Systems
- Trauma Outcomes
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor
||American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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 and optimizing burn shock resuscitation.
Dr. Cochran has a number of leadership roles outside of the University, including serving as Secretary for the Association of Women Surgeons and a member of the American College of Surgeons SurgeonsPAC Board of Directors. She chairs the education committee of the American Burn Association, is vice chair of the undergraduate medical education committee of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, and is a member of the Association of Academic Surgery education committee. She is also the Chair of the Multi-institutional Education Research Group of the Association for Surgical Education.