Awards : Hall of Fame Award

Bernard Fogel, M.D. ’61

Bernard Fogel, M.D. ’61 served as senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of one of the largest medical schools in the nation for 13 years until 1995. With an annual budget of $414 million and research awards in excess of $100 million, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ranks in the top 15 percent of the 127 medical schools in the US in terms of research and sponsored programs.

Fogel has served as a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Board to the Dade County Commissioners Regarding the Performance of the Public Health Trust in 1990. He was also a member of the Governor’s Health Care Task Force and the Community Hospital Education Council. In addition, Fogel was a member of 12 other Florida health care related boards and organizations, such as the board of the Dade County Public Health Trust and several committees of the Florida Medical Association. He has also served on a number of community service organizations including We Will Rebuild and the United Way of Dade County Board of Trustees.

After two years as a researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Fogel returned to the University in 1966. During this time, he was a prime investigator of the immunologic function of an infant with DiGeorge’s syndrome, which led to the first fetal thymic transplant ever successfully performed. Fogel has written more than 60 articles; is a member of many national organizations and societies; was named the University of Miami’s 1993 Alumnus of the Year; and has received a number of distinguished awards for his contribution to health care and medical education. He current serves as senior advisor to the president and is dean emeritus at the Miller School of Medicine.