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Margaret M. Cocks
( out of 140 reviews )

Margaret M. Cocks, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English, French, Polish

Clinical Locations

Midvalley Health Center

Dermatology
Murray
801-581-2955

Sugar House Health Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2000
  • Dr. Margaret Cocks is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of vulvar dermatoses, including lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and lichen simplex chronicus. She also sees patients for general dermatology including common skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, skin cancer, and eczema. Her laboratory interests include the diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases and immunodermatology.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
    American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
    American Board of Pathology (Sub: Dermatopathology)

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 140 reviews )

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    April 29, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cocks is very professional and personable.

    April 16, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Very conscientious, respectful and competent doc. I would highly recommend her.

    April 03, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cocks was kind and did a wonderful job of removing the small bump on my face. I can hardly tell where she did it!

    April 03, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Cocks is really smart and is very honest about pros and cons of treatments. Always explains her rationale or why I need to avoid or do things. She is very astute and detailed oriented. Always kind even when you know she is pushed for time. Very efficient. A great listener and evaluates everything I point out. She biopsied my skin and found a rare disease. She ordered all these work ups with other specialities. She one of my favorite doctors and a great surgeon too.

    March 29, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Excellent Doctor

    March 29, 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MIDVALLEY HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cocks was attentive, listened carefully and clearly explained disease progression and treatment.

    March 24, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Cocks was great.

    March 22, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    She is very care doctor.I will recomend her.

    February 12, 2024
    SUGAR HOUSE HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Cocks provides excellent care in the field of Dermatology. She is knowledgeable, caring and listens to your concerns. I appreciate the time she spent with me answering my questions.

  • Dr. Margaret Cocks is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of vulvar dermatoses, including lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and lichen simplex chronicus. She also sees patients for general dermatology including common skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, skin cancer, and eczema. Her laboratory interests include the diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases and immunodermatology.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Dermatology -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
    American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
    American Board of Pathology (Sub: Dermatopathology)

    Education history

    Residency Dermatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Dermatology - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Fellowship Dermatopathology - University of Virginia School of Medicine Fellow
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Residency Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Resident
    Internal Medicine - St Mary Medical Center-UCLA Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine M.D.
    History and Philosophy of Science - University of Cambridge Ph.D.
    Undergraduate History of Science, History of Medicine - Yale University B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Jensen NC, Cocks M, Brintz BJ, Stoff B, Cipriano SD (2023). Structured Case-Based Ethics Discussion for Trainees and Faculty on Dermatopathology. MedEdPORTAL, 19, 11314. (Read full article)
    2. Cocks MM (2022). A Starter Guide to Immunofluorescence Testing in Dermatology. Cutis, 108(5), E23-E26. (Read full article)
    3. Cocks MM, Mills AM (2021). The Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor LAG-3 and Its Ligand GAL-3 in Vulvar Squamous Neoplasia. Int J Gynecol Pathol. (Read full article)
    4. Cocks MM (2021). The Genital Examination in Dermatologic Practice. Cutis, 107(2), E29-E32. (Read full article)
    5. Cocks M, Chaux A, Jenson EG, Miller JA, Rodriguez Pena MDC, Tregnago AC, Taheri D, Eich ML, Sharma R, Vang R, Netto GJ (2020). Immune checkpoint status and tumor microenvironment in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma. Virchows Arch, 477(1), 93-102. (Read full article)
    6. Cocks MM (2017). A challenging and rewarding time: The early days of graduate medical education in dermatology. J Med Biogr, 27(3), 173-178. (Read full article)
    7. Cocks M, Sander I, Crain B (2018). Frequency of Dermatologic Findings at Autopsy. J Forensic Sci, 63(6), 1867-1869. (Read full article)
    8. Cocks M, Rehman J, Barker N, Auerbach J, Cowper S, Rodic N (2018). How to take better photomicrographs: A step-wise approach. J Cutan Pathol, 45(6), 412-415. (Read full article)
    9. Cocks M, Helmke E, Meyers CA, Fayad L, McCarthy E, James AW (2018). Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation: 16 Cases with a focus on histologic variability. J Orthop, 15(1), 138-142. (Read full article)
    10. Cocks M, Moulton CA, Luu S, Cil T (2013). What surgeons can learn from athletes: mental practice in sports and surgery. J Surg Educ, 71(2), 262-9. (Read full article)
    11. Cocks MM (2013). Defying the odds: Dr Ricky Kanee Schachter. JAMA Dermatol, 149(12), 1399. (Read full article)
    12. Fuller J, Olszewski MM (2017). Medical History in Canadian Undergraduate Medical Education, 1939-2012. Can Bull Med Hist, 30(2), 199-209. (Read full article)
    13. Olszewski MM (2011). Dr. Auzoux's botanical teaching models and medical education at the universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci, 42(3), 285-96. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Cocks MM (2021). Dermatoethics for Dermatology Residents. [Review]. Cutis, 107(6), E15-E17. (Read full article)
    2. Cocks M, Porcu P, Wick MR, Gru AA (2019). Recent Advances in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: Diagnostic and Prognostic Considerations. [Review]. Surg Pathol Clin, 12(3), 783-803. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Lee J, Flowers RH, Cocks MM, Noland MB (2018). Necrobiosis lipoidica associated with sarcoidosis. J Cutan Pathol, 45(12), 944-948. (Read full article)
    2. Li L, Ward B, Cocks M, Kheradmand A, Francis HW (2016). IgG4-Related Disease of Bilateral Temporal Bones. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 126(3), 236-240. (Read full article)