Carole Vogler, MD, FASCP

2012 ASCP H.P. Smith Award for Distinguished Pathology Educator

“It has always been a pleasure to teach the Resident Review Course and to recruit faculty to teach it. Residents are so interested in the material and appreciate the chance to review material in an organized way.”
—Carole Vogler, MD, FASCP

In 2003, Carole Vogler, MD, FASCP, called an administrator at ASCP to request that a lecture about pediatric pathology be added to the Resident Review Course. The lecture was not only added, but Dr. Vogler was invited to teach it. Not long afterward, she was asked to take over administering the course after then-Course Director Barbara McKenna, MD, FASCP, moved on to other activities at ASCP.

“It has always been a pleasure to teach the Resident Review Course and to recruit faculty to teach it,” Dr. Vogler said. “Residents are so interested in the material and appreciate the chance to review material in an organized way.”     

A longtime leader in the field of graduate medical education, she has been a dynamic force behind the ASCP Resident Review Course ever since. Dr. Vogler is being honored with the ASCP’s H.P. Smith Award for Distinguished Pathology Educator, which is given to ASCP Fellow members who have led a distinguished career in pathology and laboratory medicine, embracing education, research, and administration, as well as service to organized pathology. The award honors the legacy of H.P. Smith, MD, an accomplished ASCP Fellow and past President.

“Dr. Vogler has been involved as a faculty member in the Resident Review Course since 2003 and served as Director from 2009 to 2012,” said William E. Schreiber, MD, FASCP, Chair of the ASCP Commission on Continuing Professional Development.Her dedication to teaching and her organizational skills helped to make it the most successful course of its type in the country.”

Dr. Vogler is Chair of the Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University School (SLU) of Medicine, St. Louis, where she is also a Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics. At SLU, her administrative and academic appointments include: Ex-officio Member of the School of Medicine Graduate Programs Advisory Council, and past Director of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Training Program. She has mentored many graduate students and medical students.  

“I joined ASCP as a resident because it provided an opportunity for exceptional educational sessions with outstanding leaders in pathology for residents,” Dr. Vogler said. “I continue to find ASCP provides solid educational and professional development programs for practicing pathologists.”  

She has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching, including the 2007, 2008, and 2012 Saint Louis University School of Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Golden Apple Award in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

A prolific author and editor, Dr. Vogler serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology and Advances in Anatomic Pathology, has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications, and has been an ad hoc reviewer for numerous professional journals. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo.