Alumni & Faculty Association steering committee member named Sr. VP


74557-bogler-o.jpgMessage from Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D., vice president of Global Academic Programs, has been named senior vice president for Academic Affairs, succeeding Stephen Tomasovic, Ph.D., who retired last month after a distinguished 31-year career at MD Anderson.

Bogler, whose new job began Sept. 1, joined MD Anderson in 2005 as associate professor of Neurosurgery. At that time, he also was named director of basic research in the department and research director of the Brain Tumor Center.

Born in Germany, Bogler earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and his doctorate from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London. In 1992, he came to the United States for his postgraduate training: a research fellowship in molecular neurobiology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calf., and a research fellowship in brain tumor biology from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in San Diego.

Prior to joining MD Anderson, he had appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, with a joint appointment at Wayne State University.

At MD Anderson, he served as co-principal investigator for our SPORE in Brain Cancer until 2010, and is a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on three other grants, two of which are from the National Cancer Institute. He has contributed to 15 book chapters and review articles and had 50 original papers appear in peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial boards of Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery journals and is chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Brain Tumor Society.