MD, MBA

Dr. Thomas Cochrane

Dr. Thomas Cochrane is the Director of Neuroethics at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Cochrane is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Senior Ethics Consultant on the Ethics Consultation Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Cochrane received a combined MD and MBA from the Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology in the Partners Neurology program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed the Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and then served as a Faculty Fellow at the Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Dr. Cochrane’s energies are primarily directed toward education, scholarship, and research in medical ethics and neurology. He teaches medical students in their course on Medical Ethics and Professionalism, and directs a Masters-level course in Neuroethics. He has given over a hundred invited lectures and presentations. Dr. Cochrane has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, educational material for medical professionals, ethicists, and laypeople. He co-edited the popular neurology board review book First Aid for the Neurology Boards, and also a book on Medical Ethics and Professionalism, intended for use in training physicians and other medical providers.

Director of Neuroethics
Center for Bioethics
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Associate Neurologist
Senior Ethics Consultant
Brigham and Women’s Hospital