F. Stephen Vogel

Francis Stephen "Steve" Vogel


Born: September 29, 1919, Middletown, Delaware

Died: August 4, 2015

Academic Degrees

  • AB: Villanova College, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1941
  • MD: Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1944

Academic Positions

  • 1949 - 1955 Instructor then Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor of Pathology, Cornell University Medical College
  • 1955 - 1961 Director of the Laboratory of Neuropathology, The New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center
  • 1961 - 1991 Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical School


  • Grasslands Hospital; New York Hospital

Selected Career Highlights

  • Acting Association Editor, the American Journal of Pathology (1977- ).

  • President, American Association of Neuropathologists (1975-1976).

  • Published one of the classic books in neuropathology entitled "Surgical Pathology of the Nervous System" (first edition with Peter Burger, second edition also with B. Scheithauer). Also published "Introduction to Disease", a very readable student directed book.

  • Research interests broadly based ranging from studies on pathogenetic mechanisms in human brain disease, to studies of mushroom mitochondria, to radiation biology in relation to mice which were on board Apollo 17 (his so-called "moon mice").

  • Trained over 20 neuropathologists, many in academic neuropathology (at a time when neuropathologists were in very short supply.)

  • President of the USCAP (1983-1984), and Chair of most of its committees.

  • Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director of the USCAP from 1991-1999.

  • Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, and Chairman of the Pathology Section Council of the AMA.


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