Peter Berman, CHOP

Peter H. Berman, senior neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor emeritus at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, died on September 1. He was 84.

Dr. Berman was born in Vienna, Austria and fled the Nazi regime to London before emigrating to the Upper West Side of New York City. He earned his medical degree at New York University College of Medicine and completed an internship in pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, followed by a residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis.

Dr. Berman’s work focused on clinical child neurology and pediatric epilepsy. He joined Penn in 1969 as an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology. He then became a professor of pediatrics and neurology in 1979 and held that role until 2011, when he retired and became professor emeritus of neurology. He continued to work at CHOP until his death.

He was recognized in the second edition of The Best Doctors in America published by Woodward/White Inc. in 1994 (Almanac April 12, 1994). He published writings on neurology and pediatrics.

Dr. Berman served as president of the Child Neurology Society from 1991-1993 and received the Society’s highest honor, the Hower Award, in 2003 (Almanac March 18, 2003).

He is survived by his wife, Lynne; children, John, Elizabeth and Michael; six grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Philadelphia School, c/o Genvieve Goldstein, Associate Director of Development, 2501 Lombard St., Philadelphia 19146.