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Clifford Bogue, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Pediatrics; Chair, Pediatrics; Chief of Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Health System

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Clifford W. Bogue, MD, a pediatric critical care specialist, is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. In 2014, he was also named the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, where he provides strategic and operational leadership for the Children’s Hospital’s clinical delivery systems. Dr. Bogue was named Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics in August, 2017. Dr. Bogue received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia (UVA). He was a resident and chief resident in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University before completing a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Yale.

During his career at Yale, Dr. Bogue has held a number of medical school and hospital leadership positions, including 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 Chairman for Strategic Planning. From 2010 – 2012, he served as Interim Chairman of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and from 2012 – 2015 served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He served as Interim Chairman of Pediatrics from 2015 – 2017.

Dr. Bogue has been actively involved in training students, residents and fellows and is committed to the development of pediatric physician-scientists. He was director of Bedside to Bench: Seminars in Pediatrics, a course for first-year medical students for over ten years, served on the MD/PhD Faculty Committee, was PI for an NIH T32 training program in cardiopulmonary development for 10 years. He most recently served as training director for the Yale Child Health Research Center, a K12 program funded by the NICHD that had 25 years of consecutive funding. He has served on several NIH peer review panels and is currently a member of the Child Health Research Scientific Review Committee of the Charles H. Hood Foundation. He previously served as Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Genetics/Epigenetics peer review committee. In 2014, Dr. Bogue was the Chair of the Planning Committee for Pediatric Clinical Trials Network Stakeholders’ Forum, a forum convened by the American Academy of Pediatrics to initiate the process of developing a global pediatric clinical trials network. Dr. Bogue served on two NIH Advisory Committees of the NIH focused on the inclusion of children in research and in the Precision Medicine Program Initiative All of Us.

Dr. Bogue’s academic career at Yale also included establishing and directing an NIH-funded research program in the developmental biology of the lung, liver and cardiovascular system for over 20 years. During that time, his laboratory made important contributions to the genetic pathways involved in embryonic organ development, including the identification of genetic pathways critical to formation of the liver and biliary system as well as the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Bogue has served on a number of national and international boards in academic pediatrics including the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Federation of Pediatric Organizations’ Child Health Research and Training Workgroup, and the Program Committee of the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting where he served as Chair from 2015 - 2017. He is currently a Trustee and President of the International Pediatric Research Foundation (which is responsible for publishing the journal Pediatric Research), Secretary-Treasurer of the American Pediatric Society, Chair of the AAP Committee on Pediatric Research, and Section Editor for Current Opinion in Pediatrics. He has been named annually to Best Doctors in America since 2004 and was awarded both the Mae Gailani Young Investigator and Norman J Siegel Faculty Awards at the Yale School of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University (1993)
  • Chief Resident
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1989)
  • Resident
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1988)
  • MD
    University of Virginia (1985)
  • BA
    University of Virginia (1981)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
M.A. privatim (Honorary)Yale University2015
Norman J Siegel Award - "To that member of the faculty who consistently displays high standards of patient care, generosity, collegiality and leadership"Department of Pediatrics2013
Elected MemberAmerican Pediatric Society2008
Visiting ScholarCRC/Wellcome Trust Gurdon Institute2007
Senior Associate, King's CollegeCambridge University2007
Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc2004
America's Top PediatriciansConsumer Research Council2003
Fellow, Berkeley CollegeYale University2002
Mai Gailani Junior Faculty Award “in recognition of junior faculty whose dedication to research and patient care bespeaks the promise of this department.”Department of Pediatrics2000
NIH Young Investigator AwardPerinatal Research Society1998
Child Health Research FellowCharles H. Hood Foundation1998
Elected MemberSociety for Pediatric Research1997
Parker B Francis Fellow in Pulmonary ResearchFrancis Families Foundation1995
Young Investigator AwardEastern Society for Pediatric Research1994
Fellow's Teaching AwardDepartment of Pediatrics1990

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