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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

John W. Cochran, MD

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John Cochran, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurology, Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Brain Problems and Treatment, Concussion, Headaches, Sleep Disorder, Stroke

Years of Experience





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About John Cochran, MD

Dr. John Cochran is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine. He has been a member of the medical staff at Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax hospitals since 1978 and has been practicing privately in Northern Virginia for over 30 years.

Dr. Cochran speaks regionally and nationally on his areas of interest, which include stroke, sleep disorders and pain. He is also a faculty member of the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus. In addition to holding numerous positions on the board of Inova's Neuroscience Program, Dr. Cochran served as the principal investigator in over 85 studies involving stroke, headache, sleep, pain, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Cochran's goal is to utilize his skills and expertise to help patients manage their conditions. His approach includes compassionate understanding of each patient's needs while developing a relationship that is personal and long lasting. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cochran currently lives in Oakton, Virginia. In his spare time, he and his wife volunteer with dog rescue organizations.

Dr. Cochran in the News

Dr. Cochran discusses signs of stroke and what measures you may take to try to prevent having a stroke.


Medical Education

Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College 1973


Rush Medical College
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
7/1/1973 - 06/25/1976
Rush Medical College
Training Specialty: Neurology
7/1/1976 - 6/30/1978

Board Certification

Neurology, Internal Medicine

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