1578-Kochhar, Komal
Faculty

Komal Kochhar, MD

Director of Research in Medical Education (RIME)

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410 W. 10th St
HS 2127

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bio

Dr. Kochhar is the Director of Educational Affairs Data Analytics and the Director of Research in Medical Education in the Dean’s Office of Educational Affairs.  She is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her MBBS (MD) degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India in 1994. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Kochhar served as a House Surgeon in Delhi until 1999. She obtained her master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Indiana University in 2003.

Dr. Kochhar was selected as a Fellow in the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program by the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has served in several leadership roles in national societies including, Program Planning Committee Member, International Committee Chair, President-Elect, and President of the Society for Directors of Research in Medical Education; as well as the Program Co-Chair, Member-at-Large, Chair-Elect, and Chair of The Generalists in Medical Education.

Key Publications

Fillmore EP, Brokaw JJ, Kochhar K, Nalin PM.  “Understanding the current anatomical competence landscape: Comparing perceptions of program directors, residents and fourth year medical students.” Anat. Sci. Educ., 9:307-318, 2016

Norwood CW, Maxey HL, Randolph C, Gano L, Kochhar K.  “Administrative challenges to the integration of oral health with primary care: A case study of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)” J Ambul Care Manage, March 2016, DOI: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000151

Wahle B, Meyer K, Faller M, Kochhar K, Sevilla-Martir J. “Assessment of hypertension management and outcomes at an Indianapolis student-run free clinic.” J Health Care Poor Underserved, May 2017, 28 (2) pp.694-706, DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0068

Kochhar K, Fancher LM, Brokaw JJ, Wilson JS, Nalin PM. “Tracking medical students and graduates from hometown to practice using Geographic Information Systems, 2011-2017.” J Reg. Med. Campuses, Vol 1, Issue 3, 2018. Available from https://doi.org/10.24926/jrmc.v1i3.1136

Kochhar K,
Fancher LM, Brokaw JJ, Nalin, PM. “Does Attending a Regional Medical Campus Influence the Training Outcomes of Family Medicine Residents?” J Reg. Med. Campuses, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2019. Available from https://doi.org/10.24926/jrmc.v2i1.1997

Hammoud MM, Appelbaum N, Wallach PM, Burrows HL, Kochhar K, Hemphill RR, Daniel M, Clery MJ, Santen SA. “Incidence of resident mistreatment in the learning environment across three institutions” Medical Teacher, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1845306

Titles & Appointments

  • Director of Research in Medical Education (RIME)
  • Director of Data Analytics, Educational Affairs
  • Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Assistant Research Professor of Family Medicine
  • Education
    2003 MHA Indiana University
    1994 MBBS University of Delhi
  • Research

    Dr. Kochhar has 20 years of experience successfully managing and directing projects in collaboration with clinical and basic science departments within the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as the Indiana State Department of Health.  Her areas of expertise include educational research related to both UME and GME, physician workforce studies, health services research, program evaluations, community-based needs assessments, and effective leadership in research administration.

    She has received continuous funding to support health services research and medical educational research, garnering over $2.85M as a principal investigator or co-investigator on 59 funded grants and contracts.  She has authored or co-authored 319 technical reports and 21 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at 107 local / regional, 39 national and 3 international professional conferences.

  • Professional Organizations
    AAMC - Central Group on Educational Affairs
    Medical Council of India
    Society for Directors of Research in Medical Education
    The Generalists in Medical Education

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