Hunter Cochran, MD

Hunter Cochran, MD

Hometown: Tulsa, OK & Neenah, WI
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Research/Academic Interests: Translational research and clinical trials in myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia; cellular and immuno-therapy; breast and colon cancers
Bio: The best answer to this question is with another question: what am I NOT interested in? I have lived in many states in the Midwest/South and can say Missouri is the best of both worlds. St Louis provides the
opportunity for all of my hobbies outside of work. On the weekend you can find me taking a stroll through
Forest Park, a hike at a nearby trail, going to hot pilates, trying out a new coffee shop/brunch spot, working
on my garden, or going on a shopping spree! My ideal weekend includes a sporting event such as a Cards,
Battlehawks (XFL) football, Blues, or St Louis City soccer game. At night I like to try new restaurants
(Mexican food is my favorite) and meet up with friends for drinks.

I recently moved to University City with my fiance and we enjoy going to concerts at The Pageant or a quiet
night in with Corner 17 (the best Chinese food). I am always trying to create new recipes and love cooking
with local supplies bought at the farmer’s market! We also love hosting BBQ’s with our friends and fire-pits
in the backyard! We are looking forward to having the fellows over for Doc Cochran’s Frozen Strawberry
Lemonade and pickle ball tournaments.
Overall, St Louis is a fun, diverse, and easy city to live in! I have made countless friends outside of medicine

in the neighborhood, at workout classes, and at events. There are many different areas to live in that are
tailored to people’s interests and lifestyles. I lived in the Grove during residency and had a 10 minute
walking commute to work and now live a 12 minute drive with very little traffic to work. We love using the
metro to get downtown/to sporting events as most are a <5 min walk to the line. As a recent St Louis
transplant, I love the city and plan to stay!

Selected Publications/Abstracts

  • Cochran, H. C., Slade, M., Gao, F., Godbole, S., Pruitt, A., De Togni, E., … & Abboud, R. (2022). Pretransplant Desensitization for Donor-Specific Anti-HLA Antibodies Improves Overall Survival Compared to No Treatment and Produces Outcomes Equivalent to Absence of Donor-Specific Antibodies in Haploidentical Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, 28(3), S264-S265.
  • Cochran, Hunter C., Yadav Pandey, Richard W. Nicholas, Eric J. Del Giacco, and A. Mazin Safar. “Immune Oncology (IO) and Metastatic Lung Cancer [CBD]: Curability, Bony Metastasis and Duration of Therapy.” Current Problems in Cancer: Case Reports (2021): 100129.
  • Cochran, H.C.. (April, 2016). The role of vab-1/Eph receptor during epidermal intercalation in C. elegans Poster presented at: University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Research Symposium; Madison, WI, USA.
  • Cochran, H.C., St. Clair, K. MD. (Dec 2018) Derm Dilemma: Keratocanthoma. The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society (Vol 115; No. 6)
  • Pruitt, A., Gao, F., Cochran, H.C. et al. Impact of donor age and relationship on outcomes of peripheral blood haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant (2023).
  • Godbole, S., Gao, F., Slade, M., De Togni, E., Pruitt, A., Cochran, H. C., … & Abboud, R. (2022). Impact of Pre-Transplant Flow-Based Measurable Residual Disease and Persistent Cytogenetic Abnormalities on Outcomes in Peripheral Blood Haploidentical Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, 28(3), S266-S267.
  • Walck-Shannon E, Lucas B, Chin-Sang I, Reiner D, Kumfer K, Cochran H, et al. (2016) CDC-42 Orients Cell Migration during Epithelial Intercalation in the Caenorhabditis elegans Epidermis. PLoS Genet 12(11): e1006415.
  • Hunter Cochran, Kevin St. Clair, MD. (Dec 2018) Derm Dilemma: Keratocanthoma. The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society (Vol 115; No. 6)
  • Cheng, X., Cheng, L., Shkel, I., Knowles, B., Buechel, E., Molzahn, C., Lambert, D., Cochran, H. & Record, T. J.(2016). Quantifying Interactions between Biochemical Functional Groups and with Hofmeister Salt Ions in Water. Biophysical Journal, 110(3), 51a.
  • Cheng, X., Shkel, I., O’Connor, K., Cochran, H., Buechel, E., Molzahn, C., & Record, T. (2015). Interactions of Amide Solutes with Biopolymer Functional Groups and Hofmeister Salts. Biophysical Journal, 108(2), 218a