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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Renowned neuropathologist Peter Burger set to retire at the end of this month
Peter C. Burger, MD
I just got word that the illustrious Johns Hopkins neuropathologist Peter C. Burger, MD is set to retire at the end of this month. In an email yesterday, the 74-year-old professor informed me that he will continue to work on various neuropathology projects, but will not be signing out cases after December 31. He writes that he is "ready for a new phase of life without the daily responsibility of cases". His sage consultations on difficult cases will be missed, but I am sure his impact will continue to be felt in the field through his valuable publications.