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The Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund

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The Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund is an endowed fund established in 2012 to honor Peter C. Burger, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Pathology in the Division of Neuropathology in the Department of Pathology. The income from the fund supports a fellow in the Division of Neuropathology.

Dr. Burger received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio and his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After a rotating internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital, he completed a residency in pathology and a fellowship in neuropathology, both at Duke University. He then joined the faculty at Duke in 1973 as an assistant professor of pathology. Beginning in 1984, he served as Director of Neuropathology and was promoted to full professor in 1985. In 1993, Dr. Burger was recruited to Johns Hopkins as a Professor of Pathology, Oncology, and Neurosurgery.

Recognized internationally as an expert in neuropathology, Dr. Burger has lectured around the globe and is renowned for his diagnostic skills in identifying brain tumors. During his remarkable career, he published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous book chapters. He is co-author of Surgical Pathology of the Nervous System and Its Coverings, the leading textbook for surgical neuropathology. He was active in numerous professional societies and advisory boards, including the American Registry of Pathology, the American Association of Neuropathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists (USCAP), the Brain Tumor Cooperative Group, the Pediatric Oncology Group, and the American Brain Tumor Foundation. In 1997, he was awarded the Farber Award for research in neuro-oncology by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and, in 2007, received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from USCAP, an award presented to individuals who have made major contributions to the field of pathology.

Over the course of his 42-year distinguished career, Dr. Burger mentored dozens of fellows and trained countless residents and medical students. Although he retired from the Hopkins faculty in 2015, his body of work continues to inspire and influence current and future leaders in neuropathology at Johns Hopkins and beyond.

If you would like to honor Dr. Peter Burger's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in his honor to the Peter C. Burger Neuropathology Fund through the Department of Pathology's secure online giving form by clicking the button below.

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