American Society of Hematology

American Society of Hematology Recognizes Georgia Vogelsang with Exemplary Service Award

Published on: November 25, 2013

(WASHINGTON)—The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatment of blood disorders, will recognize Georgia B. Vogelsang, MD, Professor of Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with the Exemplary Service Award for her extraordinary commitment and service to the Society’s Blood Journal, Image Bank, and Education Program.

The ASH Exemplary Service Award was established in 1998 to recognize individuals whose outstanding service has significantly advanced the interests of the Society over a period of several years. Dr. Vogelsang will be honored on Friday, December 6, at the 55th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

Dr. Vogelsang served as the co-chair of the Education Program for the 2005 ASH Annual Meeting, editor of the 2005 edition of Hematology, and served as chair of the Transplantation Subcommittee. She currently serves ASH as Blood Special Sections editor, ASH Image Bank editor, and lead of the Image Bank Task Force.

Through her service to ASH as Blood Special Sections editor, ASH Image Bank editor, and former editor of Hematology (the ASH Education Program), Dr. Vogelsang has helped spearhead several innovative initiatives for these important Society publications. Specifically, Dr. Vogelsang continues to lend her vision to the management of the editorial and peer-review processes of the ASH Image Bank. Dr. Vogelsang is spending a great deal of time working to improve the Image Bank’s function and user experience, while staying mindful of ASH’s educational mission. In addition, she has worked tirelessly to expand the educational role of the ASH Image Bank, leading the recent transfer to its new platform, in efforts to make it more accessible and easier to search.

Currently, Dr. Vogelsang remains active with her research effort focused on complications after stem cell transplantation, and continues her current activities with Blood. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, as well as many invited reviews and book chapters.

“ASH is honored to recognize Dr. Vogelsang with an Exemplary Service Award for her innovative efforts that have played a critical role in the advancement of several key Society publications, most notably the Blood Journal,” said ASH President Janis L. Abkowitz, MD, of the University of Washington. “We are deeply grateful to Dr. Vogelsang for her continued leadership, dedication, and service to the Society.”

To arrange an interview with Dr. Vogelsang, please contact Kaitlin Bressler at 202-552-4925 or  

The American Society of Hematology ( is the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is Blood (, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.  



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