Chris Cogle is a physician, scientist, teacher, writer, and documentarist.
He practices medical oncology with specialization in blood cancers and blood & marrow transplantation at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Cogle treats patients with leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), and aplastic anemia. The MDS Foundation has designated his clinic a Center of Excellence.
Chris Cogle and collaborators have invented new ways of finding cancer cases in cancer registries and billing databases. His research exposed large numbers of uncaptured cancer cases in state cancer registries due to misdiagnosis and under-reporting. His research speaks to the need for more resources for state cancer registries.
Since blood cancers return often after treatment with chemotherapies, Chris Cogle’s research group is hunting for the hiding spots of these blood cancer cells in the body. His research group discovered that blood vessels are sanctuary sites for blood cancer cells, and that attacking the protective vascular beds eliminates the residual blood cancer cells.
He has licensed patents on new cancer treatments and has translated his research discoveries into clinical trials for patients battling cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has recognized him as a Scholar in Clinical Research and he has won a Bench to Bedside Award by the UF Health Cancer Center.
Chris Cogle is a founding member of the medical film group, CineMed, which creates video documentaries about intersections among health, disease, and society.