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Congratulations to Dr. Susan Blaser on her Distinguished Career!

After a distinguished 30-year-career as Professor of Neuroradiology, Dr. Susan Blaser is retiring from full-time clinical duties at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

After graduating from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Blaser pursued her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Following her residency, she completed both a neuroradiology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and a pediatric neuroradiology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has since remained on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Blaser's research interests include congenital diseases of the inner ear, fetal MRI, and inborn errors of metabolism. Her 200 Pubmed-indexed publications are a testament to her dedication and commitment to research.  Her international recognition as a speaker and lead author for the Pediatric Neuroradiology issue of the Pocket Radiologist Series highlights her expertise in the field.

Dr. Blaser’s contributions to the ASPNR have been invaluable. She has been a frequent, trusted, and enthusiastic lecturer for the Society on various challenging and complex topics in pediatric neuroradiology. In 2013, Dr. Blaser was honored with ASPNR's Gold Medal Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contributions to the field. In addition to this, she has served on the ASPNR's Gold Medal Award committee, helping to recognize and honor others in the field. Her recent recognition at the Derek Hardwood Nash symposium is a testament to her exceptional work and is well-deserved.

It is great to know that Dr. Blaser will remain on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children as a lecturer and mentor, where she can continue to share her knowledge and experience with the next generation of radiologists. 

We wish Dr. Blaser the best in her new role and thank her for her service to the field of pediatric neuroradiology and the Society!

Cory Pfeifer MD, news contributor for the ASPNR

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