While a student at Gannon, Carl Hoegerl developed skills that would serve him well in his future career in medicine.
As he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in biology, he concurrently served as the treasurer of the Student Government Association and President of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. Supporting him in managing his busy schedule were Gannon faculty members such as Father Gregorek, Dr. Ropski, Professor Gustafson, and others in the biology department who challenged him, yet made time spent in the classroom enjoyable. Speaking about his undergraduate education, Dr. Hoegerl said “The education I received at Gannon was priceless. It helped me get through medical school.”
Following his graduation from Gannon in 1997, Dr. Hoegerl received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 2001, and later, his Clinical Master of Science degree in 2009, both from the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Dr. Hoegerl specializes in neurology, with areas of concentration in both multiple sclerosis and stroke.
Dr. Hoegerl is an accomplished writer, researcher, and teacher. He is the author of at least 19 articles and one neurology textbook. He is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Osteopathic Neurology and Psychiatry, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association. He has assisted in the re-establishment of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Geisinger Medical Center, served as a lead clinical researcher in multiple research studies in his field, and has served as a professor at numerous colleges in the nation, including Temple University.
Dr. Hoegerl currently resides in Lynchburg, Virginia with his wife, Seeniann, whom he proudly boasts he met during his time at Gannon. Dr. and Mrs. Hoegerl have two children, Julia and John.
In 2010, Dr. Hoegerl was named the Distinguished Young Alumni of Gannon University. He presently serves as a regional coordinator for the Gannon University National Alumni Board.
When asked to give a piece of advice to current Gannon students, Dr. Hoegerl offered this: “Work hard, be persistent, and don’t give up on your dreams.”
(Published July 2016)