Karen Vogt, MD

Karen S Vogt, MD, Colonel, Army

Name: Karen S Vogt, MD, Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Program Director, NCC Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
General Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Education
Prader-Willi syndrome, Health-Care Disparities

Office Phone: 
(301) 400-1725


Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology (2006) - National Capital Consortium
Residency in Pediatrics (2002) - San Antonio Military Pediatric Center
Internship in Pediatrics (2000) - San Antonio Military Pediatric Center
MD (1999) - Case Western Reserve University
BA (1995) - Grinnell College


I am currently the Program Director for the NCC Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship. I am primarily a clinican-educator and am Chair of the Walter Reed Department of Pediatrics Research Pillar. As part of this role, I perform scientific reviews of protocols submitted to the IRB from the Walter Reed Pediatrics Department. My professional interests are in general pediatric endocrinology, graduate medical education, Prader-Willi syndrome, and health-care disparities. At the national level, I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Self-Assessment Editorial Board, writing practice questions and critiques for those preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying and Maintenance of Certification Examinations. I am a member of the Association for Pediatric Program Directors, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society, and American Diabetes Association.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Program Director, NCC Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship (2013-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Self-Assesment Editorial Board (2015-present)
  • “A” Proficiency Designator - the highest recognition of professional excellence in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) (2016)
  • Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology Division, Department of Pediatrics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and previously Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (2009-2013)
  • Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 as Squadron Surgeon (PROFIS), Medical Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (Aug 2007-Oct 2008)


  • Klein DA, Emerick JE, Sylvester JE, Vogt KS. Disorders of Puberty: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Nov 1;96(9):590-599. PubMed PMID: 29094880.
  • Carter T, Isfort A, Vogt K, Emerick J. DKA, Quality & Costs: why writing down a back-up plan saves money and lives. AADE In Practice. 2017 March;5(2): 18-23.
  • Weeks M, Vogt K, Kimball-Eayrs C. Index of suspicion. Case 1: Hypotonia and failure to thrive in a 3-month-old boy. Pediatr Rev. 2016 Jan;37(1):39-41.
  • Paz R, Rouhanian M, Vogt K. Glycemic control and sponsor rank of military dependents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Sep;17(6):449-57. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
  • Philla KQ, Min SB, Hefner JN, Howard RS, Reinhardt BJ, Nazareno LG, Vogt KS. Swallowed glucocorticoid therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis in children does not suppress adrenal function. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Sep 1;28(9-10):1101-6
  • Vogt KS. Origins of Military Medical Care as an Essential Source of Morale. Military Medicine. 2015 Jun;180(6):604-6.
  • Vogt, KS and Emerick, JE. Growth Hormone Therapy in Adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Diseases 2015, 3, 56-67.
  • Philla KQ, Bauer AJ, Vogt KS, Greeley SA. Successful transition from insulin to sulfonylurea therapy in a patient with monogenic neonatal diabetes owing to a KCNJ11 F333L mutation. Diabetes Care. 2013 Dec;36(12):e201.
  • Emerick JE and Vogt KS: Endocrine manifestations and management of Prader-Willi syndrome. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2013:14. (Invited Review)
  • Penko K (Vogt), Livezey J, Fenton C, Patel A, Nicholson D, Flora M, Oakley K, Tuttle RM, and Francis GL. BRAF mutations are uncommon in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) of young patients. Thyroid, vol 15(4), April 2005, p 320-5.