PLG John D. Cochran, MD, FCAP

John D. Cochran, MD, FCAP

Medical Director

BS: Biology, Emory University, 1990
BA: Philosophy, Emory University, 1990
MD: Emory University School of Medicine, 1995

Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 1999
Board Certification: American Board of Pathology, 1999
Fellow: College of American Pathologists, 1999

Special Interests: Gastro-Intestinal Pathology, Podiatric Pathology, Cytopathology, Medical Informatics, Practice Management

Dr. Cochran is the founder and Medical Director of Chestatee Pathology, a private practice pathology group covering two hospitals, an independent anatomic pathology laboratory, and Pathology Lab of Georgia, LLC. He serves as Managing Consultant to Emory Specialty Associates, Division of Pathology – the private practice arm of the Department of Pathology at Emory University. In addition, he is a consultant to numerous wealth management firms worldwide on healthcare investments and to internet-based medical content providers on subjects involving the pathologic basis of disease.


PLG Michael B. Koch, MD, FCAP

Michael B. Koch, MD, FCAP

BA: Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 1989
MD: University of Rochester, New York, 1995

Residency: Emory University Department of Pathology, 2000
Fellowship: Cytopathology and Soft Tissue Pathology, Emory University, 2000-2001
Board Certification: American Board of Pathology, 2003

Fellow: College of American Pathologists, 2003

Special Interests: Soft Tissue Pathology, Cytopathology, Podiatric Pathology

Dr. Koch has been in private practice since 2001 after completing a soft tissue fellowship with Dr. Sharon Weiss at Emory. As a cytopathologist, he has performed several thousand Fine Needle Aspirations (FNAs) of subcutaneous masses in the clinical office setting. Along with Dr. Cochran, he is a charter member of Emory Specialty Associates.


PLG Jo Marie Lyons, MD, FCAP

Jo Marie Lyons, MD, FCAP

BS: Biology, Emory University, 1972
MD: Medical College of Georgia, 1976

Residency:
Adult Neurology, University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1980
Anatomic Pathology, Emory University Hospitals, 1993

Board Certification:
American Board of Pathology, 1994
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1982

Fellow: College of American Pathologists, 1994

Special Interest: Peripherial Nerve and Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Lyons served as Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology which included covering neuropathology as well as resident teaching for six years at Emory School of Medicine. She spent ten years in private clinical practice in neurology prior to her pathology training. For the past ten years, Dr. Lyons has practiced pathology in both a reference laboratory and hospital-based setting.

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