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The Legacy of Dr. Fogel

In 1981, he was chosen to lead the Miller School as its next dean, quickly earning the reputation as a bridge-builder who excelled at creating, fostering, and expanding the university’s relationships. He helped cement the bond between the University of Miami and the Jackson Health System, which now stands as one of the few remaining partnerships between a private university and a public hospital; during his time, the Miller School experienced a rapid expansion of new programs.

During his tenure, the school also launched the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Center for Adult Development and Aging, the Comprehensive AIDS Program, and the Ear Institute. The school also built the Papanicolaou annex, the Gautier Building, the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, and the Schoninger Research Quadrangle during his time.

In honor of his legacy and impact at the Miller School of Medicine, we invite you to celebrate Dr. Fogel’s service to our school with a contribution to the Bernard J. Fogel, M.D. ’61 Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Fogel was the longest serving dean of the medical school serving from 1981-1995.

Bernie Fogel, M.D. '61

Bernard “Bernie” Fogel, M.D. ’61, former dean of the Miller School of Medicine and renowned pediatrician, passed away on March 30, 2022. Dr. Fogel devoted 14 years of dedicated and invaluable service to the Miller School, serving as dean from 1981 to 1995, and leading the school through an incredible period of growth. He remained an active advisor, mentor, and fundraiser at the school for another decade before retiring. In 1996, Dr. Fogel became one of the first recipients of the Medical Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Award.

In honor of his legacy and impact on our school, the Miller School of Medicine established the Bernard J. Fogel, M.D. ’61 Memorial Scholarship. We invite you to celebrate Dr. Fogel’s service to our school with a contribution in his name.

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