Director, Center for Cancer Training
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Dr. Oliver Bogler studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, completed his PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, and did post-docs at the Salk Institute and the Ludwig Institute in San Diego. He was on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Henry Ford Hospital, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he also served as Director of Basic Research for the Brain Tumor Center. His work focused on EGFR signaling and novel platinum compounds in glioblastoma.
In 2010, Dr. Bogler became MD Anderson’s Vice President for Global Academic Programs and fostered cancer research and training across the globe. In 2011, he was also appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, stewarded MD Anderson’s education mission, and led a team that supported 1,700 faculty and more than 2,000 trainees. In 2018, he became COO at the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico. In 2020 he joined the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as Director of the Center for Cancer Training.
In 2012, Dr. Bogler was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer and shared his journey on a blog at malebreastcancerblog.org. He has advocated for more inclusiveness in clinical research for the 1% of breast cancer patients who are men and has served as patient representative of ECOG’s male breast cancer registry trial.