Adrianne Ellefson Rogers, MD

Title: Physician, Researcher, Educator
Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States

Adrianne Ellefson Rogers, MD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology.

In her 42-year career, Dr. Rogers demonstrated a breadth of expertise that included pathology, nutrition, cancer development, and medical school curricula. Her wide range of top skills enabled her to make a positive and continued impact on the medical field from a variety of capacities throughout her career. Now retired, she concluded her career as the interim associate dean of academic affairs for Boston University, a role that she stepped into after finding success in a number of previous roles with the university. She served as the director of the Office of Medical Education from 1992 to 2007, associate chair of pathology from 1984 to 2006, and professor of pathology from 1982 to 2008.  Other noteworthy roles held in Dr. Rogers career included associate pathologist for the Boston City Hospital, senior research scientist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of the expert panel for the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, board of science counselor for the National Toxicology Research Program, lecturer for the University Hospital of Boston, chair of the grants review panel for the American Institute for Cancer Research, and instructor of pathology at Harvard University Medical School.

Dr. Rogers knew she wanted to become a doctor since before she was ten years old. She was influenced by a family doctor, Dr. Randolph, as well as her insatiable interest in science and biology from the time she could read. To prepare for her career, she achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Radcliffe College in 1954, followed by an MD from Harvard University in 1958. Thereafter, she completed an internship in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a research fellowship in pathology at the Mallory Institute at Harvard University. Dr. Rogers is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Toxicology.

In recognition of her professional excellence, Dr. Rogers was the recipient of a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. She was incredibly involved in industry organizations during her career, which allowed her to remain at the top of her field. She was a member of the American Association of Pathologists, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the American Institute of Nutrition, the New England Society of Pathologists, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society of Toxicology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

As a celebration of a successful career, Dr. Rogers spends her retirement indulging in hobbies that she loves. She enjoys exercising, which includes walking and riding her bicycle. She loves to garden, read and take piano lessons. In addition, Dr. Rogers continues to read about industry trends as her life’s work continues to be her true passion.

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