AMALIA L. COCHRAN, MD, FACS
Dr. Cochran’s first gift to the College was
to the Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS,
Scholarship Fund, a named scholarship
to honor Dr. Russell’s commitment to
research pursuits of young surgeons.
Dr. Cochran’s annual gifts have now led
her to include the College in her estate
plans, citing her gift as part of her civic
responsibility as a surgeon and leader.
Interestingly, Dr. Cochran is the first
member of the Young Fellows Association
to confirm her intent of including the
College in her bequest.
Dr. Cochran currently serves as an
ACS Governor, an ACS Foundation
volunteer, and is Vice-Chair of the
ACS SurgeonsPAC Board.
General surgeon specializing in acute burn care and
associate professor of surgery and vice-chair of education
and professionalism at University of Utah Health Care,
Salt Lake City
“I have the ACS Foundation named in my trust to receive
a portion of my estate when I die. (Yes, you can do that!)
And since I don’t anticipate having any human heirs,
I have named several organizations in my trust.
For me, this is an important way to leave a durable legacy.
The College does so many things to promote our profession
and to enhance the care of our patients; I hope I can convince
others to share my philanthropic perspective.”
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JUN 2016 BULLETIN American College of Surgeons