Oliver Bogler, PhD

Chief Operating Officer ECHO Institute

Dr. Bogler studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and completed his PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London in 1991. Following post-doctoral training at the Salk Institute, and the Ludwig Institute, San Diego Branch, he held faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University (1997-2000), Henry Ford Hospital (2000-2005) and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2005-2018). At MD Anderson he initially served as Director of Basic Research for the Brain Tumor Center. His research focused on EGFR signaling and novel platinum compounds in glioblastoma. In 2010, he became Vice President for Global Academic Programs and managed a network of 35 Sister Institutions in 22 countries, with a total investment in global cancer collaborations of $12M over 7 years and an annual conference with over 800 participants. In 2011, he was also appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs where he stewarded MD Anderson’s education mission and accreditation, and oversaw 300 people, who delivered support for 1,700 faculty and more than 2,000 trainees and students. In 2018 Oliver joined the ECHO Institute as COO because the opportunity to be a part of the dynamic, talented and dedicated group of people at the heart of the ECHO movement matches his passions for making a difference in the world and working in a value-driven organization. He focuses on the execution of Project ECHO’s strategy to touch 1 billion lives by 2025.

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