Christopher Cogle, M.D.

Christopher R Cogle, M.D.

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Biography

Christopher R. Cogle, M.D. is a physician, scientist, and professor of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida. Through mentored career awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH K08) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, he discovered that adult blood stem cells make blood vessels. He used that discovery to invent and patent new therapeutics for patients with blood cancers and cardiovascular diseases. He has been named a Top 10 Young Stem Cell Scientist by the British Council, a Scholar in Clinical Research by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and his clinic has been designated a Center of Excellence by The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation. He founded two startup companies, CancerPOP and addon, based on his inventions. Dr. Cogle teaches two literature courses to University of Florida undergraduates: one entitled "Physician Writers in the Postmodern Era" and the other on "Literature, Illness, and the Outwardly Healthy Reader." Civic engagement is a priority for Dr. Cogle beginning in his early days in Scouting. He is currently a Den Leader in his children’s Cub Scout Pack. He has produced two documentaries – “The Gap” and “A Narrow Catch” – that shed light on systemic injustices in the American health system. Dr. Cogle led the State of Florida’s effort in crafting and implementing the Florida Cancer Plan, as elected Chairperson of the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council. Dr. Cogle is selected by the National Academy of Medicine as an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar. In this program, Dr. Cogle is expanding his health policy efforts to national and international challenges in health promotion, disease prevention, and disease control.

Education

Fellowship - Medical Oncology
University of Florida
2003

Fellowship - Blood & Marrow Transplant and Stem Cell Biology
Duke University
2003

Residency - Internal Medicine
University of Florida
2000

Medical Doctorate (M.D.)
University of Florida
1997

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biomedical Sciences
University of Florida
1994

Board Certification

  • Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar
National Academy of Medicine
2020

Clinical Trials Award
UF Health Cancer Center
2018

Research Prize
UF Department of Medicine
2016

Research Prize
Harvard Business School Precision Trials Challenge
2016

Research Prize
UF Department of Medicine
2014

Customer Service Key Award for Excellent Patient Care
UF Health Shands Hospital
2013

Bench to Bedside Award
University of Florida
2012

Research Award
UF Department of Medicine
2012

Scholar in Clinical Research
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2012

Best in Research
University of Florida
2011

Center of Excellence in Myelodysplastic Syndromes
MDS Foundation
2009

Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Florida
2008

Best in Research
University of Florida
2006

Top 10 US Young Stem Cell Scientist
British Council
2005

First Prize in Research
Joint Cancer Conference of the Florida Universities
2004

Young Investor Award
American Society of Clinical Oncology
2003

NIH Loan Repayment Award
NIH
2002

Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha
1998

Vigil Honor
Order of the Arrow
1989

Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
1987