Larry Vogel, M.D.
Lawrence C. Vogel, M.D. has been the Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1981, the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program since its inception in 1983, and in 2005 became the Assistant Chief of Staff, Medicine.
Dr. Vogel received his B.A. degree with distinction from Northwestern University in 1969 and his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois in 1973. He served as a pediatric resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital and subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago. Dr. Vogel is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and is certified in the Subspeciality of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). Dr. Vogel is a Professor of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College.
Dr. Vogel is a member of a dozen medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Spinal Injury Association, American Paraplegia Society, and Institute of Medicine of Chicago. Dr. Vogel is Past President of the Chicago Pediatric Society. He has served as an elected member of the executive committee of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Paraplegia Society since 1998 and is the President from 2007-2009. In 2003, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the American Spinal Injury Association. Dr Vogel is the Chairman of the steering committee of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Vogel has dedicated his time to the care of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries. He has authored over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 12 book chapters, and 190 presentations or posters and nearly 20 instructional courses at national medical meetings, A major interest of Dr. Vogel's is long-term follow up of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries. Over the past decade, he has been the principal investigator of a grant studying the psychological, educational, vocational and sexual adjustment of patients with spinal cord injuries and their families. In addition, he has investigated long-term use of various braces for ambulation (walking) for children with spinal cord injuries and medical complications of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries.