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Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD

Elizabeth J. Cochran, MD

Director, Neuropathology and Autopsy Services




  • Pathology

Board Certification

  • Neuropathology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Treatments & Services

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Autopsy Pathology
  • Neuropathology


Board certified in anatomic pathology and neuropathology, Dr. Cochran’s research interests include aging changes of the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as brain tumors.


For the past 20 years, Dr. Cochran was on the faculty of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, where she was also director of autopsy services. While at Rush, she also served as director of the brain bank.


Dr. Cochran has authored and published numerous studies on Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders involving the central nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. She has also contributed to two textbooks on surgical pathology and neuropathology.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Rush Medical College - Chicago, IL (1982)
  • Rotating Internship - Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI (1982-1983)
  • Fellowship, Neuropathology - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL (1983-1984)
  • Residency, Neurology - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL (1984-1985)
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL (1985-1987)
  • Institute of Pathology, Fellowship, Neuropathology - Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH (1987-1989)
  • Fellowship, Surgical Pathology - Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL (1989-1990)