Michelle Cochran, MD, Past Clinical TMS Society President, Int'l TMS Trainer


Dr Cochran is considered to be one of the leading TMS clinicians in Middle Tennessee and the Southeastern United States.   She is an Executive Board Member of the Clinical TMS Society and trains nationally on TMS.

President of the Clinical TMS Society!

One of the early providers of TMS in a  clinical setting, Dr. Cochran is a passionate and skilled caregiver that understands the needs of the patient who is struggling with Major Depressive Disorder and other Ailments that may be treated by TMS.   Dr. Cochran has the skills, experience, and reputation to deliver accurate TMS treatments, but also manage the patient with all caregivers during the treatment process and beyond.

Dr. Cochran's is known for being very caring, supportive and generous with her time as she oversees each treatment.  Meeting with patients for in-depth analysis and review each week is what separates her from the "others." Her passion and unending commitment to getting patients well is rarely seen.   Dr. Cochran's TMS Coordinator is a licensed therapist and works closely with the patient to help achieve objectives during the course of TMS.

If you are serious about getting well, then please follow the Appointments tab to request a free consultation or preliminary TMS consultation con with Dr. Cochran.

  • Board of Directors TMS Clinical Society
  • Leading TMS Clinician in the US
  • Harvard, Duke, and Industry trained
  • Founding Member Clinical TMS Society
  • 20+ Years of Clinical Experience
  • Respected Community Member
  • Board Certified, Female Psychiatrist
  • Member of Tennessee Women in Medicine
  • Member of Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • Member of Tennessee Medical Association
  • Member of American Academy of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fellow and Member of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Member of Tennessee Psychiatric Association
  • Member of International ECT & Neuromodulation Society
  • National TMS Speaker/Trainer 
  • Featured in Fox News
  • Featured in Healthy Nashville
  • Featured in Tennessean
  • Active Community Supporter
  • Vanderbilt Clinical Faculty Member

Michelle R. M. Cochran MD, FAPA currently works in private practice in Nashville. She has experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, using therapy, counseling, medicines, neuromodulation, and holistic options.

Dr. Cochran received her undergraduate degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She received postgraduate medical education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed a residency in Psychiatry. During this residency, she was Chief Resident. Additionally, she completed the Management Program for Physicians and Senior Healthcare Administrators at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management.  A Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Cochran is a member of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Nashville Academy of Medicine, and Tennessee Women in Medicine. Since her residency years, she has been a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and in early 2011, she was inducted as a Fellow in this organization.  Dr. Cochran has been on the Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 1996 and has lectured to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students as well as private practitioners.  For over 15 years, she has been active on numerous advisory boards professionally and personally.  Before retiring from inpatient psychiatric care and establishing her outpatient private practice, she was the medical director for many psychiatric units and programs in the Middle Tennessee area. Since 2011, Dr. Cochran has offered Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to her patients as an option for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.  Dr. Cochran and her staff have trained extensively in the use of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) including training at Harvard, Duke, and other specific advanced device training. Dr. Cochran speaks nationally on the use of rTMS in a clinical setting and is an active member of The Clinical TMS Society.  Dr. Cochran has served on the annual committee for four years and was a co-chair of the annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.  Presently she is on the executive board for the society as the current Vice President, and has is the chair and coordinator for the Inaugural Pulses conference to be held the day prior to this year's Clinical TMS Annual Meeting.