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September 30, 2008, Volume 55, No. 6

Dr. Haase, Neurology


Dr. Gunter R. Haase, professor emeritus of neurology in the School of Medicine, passed away September 13 at age 83.

Dr. Haase was appointed professor of neurology in 1974. That same year, he was appointed director of the department of neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He was accorded emeritus status in 1996.

Previously, Dr. Haase held faculty positions at Temple University (1965-1974), and headed its department of neurology; and at University of Oklahoma Medical Center (1960-1964). In addition, he was a neurologist with the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Haase had been a member of the advisory committee of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from which he received an award for his service.

Born in Chemnitz, Germany, Dr. Haase served in the Luftwaffe (German air force) during World War II. He earned his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

Dr. Haase is survived by his wife, Dr. Therese Dolan; children, Leslie Hanks, Christopher, Stephanie and Peter Haase; stepchildren, Martin and Elizabeth Stamm; and five grandchildren.

Contributions may be sent to Hospice Services at Pennsylvania Health Care, 8th and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107; or the Gunter Haase Scholarship Fund, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

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Almanac - September 30, 2008, Volume 55, No. 6