Dr. Clifford Bogue named the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Clifford Bogue
Dr. Clifford Bogue (photo by Robert Lisak)

Dr. Clifford W. Bogue, newly named as the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Pediatrics, is a pediatric critical care specialist who focuses his research on understanding the molecular control of organ formation and cell-type specification. 

For over 20 years Bogue has directed a research program funded by the National Institutes of Health on the developmental biology of the lung, liver, and cardiovascular system. His laboratory has made important contributions to understanding the genetic pathways involved in embryonic organ development, including the identification of genetic pathways critical to the formation of the liver and biliary system, as well as the cardiovascular system.

Bogue, who was named chief medical officer at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in 2014, has held a number of positions at the School of Medicine and Yale New Hospital since he joined the faculty in 1993. He has served as director of pediatric critical care transport, medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit, director of the pediatric critical care fellowship, chief of pediatric critical care medicine, and associate chair for strategic planning. Currently he is the chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

The Yale professor has been actively involved in training students, residents, and fellows. He is director of “Bedside to Bench: Seminars in Pediatrics,” a course for first-year medical students, and serves on the M.D./Ph.D. admissions committee. He has served as training director and principal investigator for the Yale Child Health Research Center and served on several National Institutes of Health peer review panels as well as scientific review panels for  the Charles H. Hood Foundation and American Heart Association. He currently serves on two NIH Advisory Committees focused on the inclusion of children in research and in the Precision Medicine Program Initiative “All of Us.” Bogue serves as president of the International Pediatric Research Foundation and was recently elected to the Council of the American Pediatric Society, the oldest and most distinguished honorary society for academic leaders in pediatrics.

Bogue is the recipient of the Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Award, the Norman J. Siegel Faculty Award, and a pediatric fellow teaching award, among other honors. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he earned an M.D. from his alma mater in 1985.