Philip A Lederer, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Philip Lederer
801 Massachusetts Avenue


Philip Lederer is a physician at Boston Medical Center and strives to provide patient-centered, exceptional care for people with a wide variety of infectious diseases. His interests include reducing health disparities and finding public health solutions for health care reform.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1980 and grew up in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kentucky. After college at Brown University he volunteered with Americorps at Providence Community Health Centers for one year. He then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and internal medicine residency at the University of California San Diego, and was given the Lee Rickman Humanism in Medicine award upon completion of his residency. Next he spent a year at Maputo Central Hospital in Mozambique directing the PEPFAR/ NIH-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative.

Subsequently, he served for two years as Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service while a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He then returned to academia, completing infectious diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Through the EIS/CDC and his research activities, he has worked in a number of countries on HIV, tuberculosis, and medical education. His interests include health equity, the clinician-patient relationship, and healing in an age when technology often overshadows the humanistic side of medicine. He believes medical education should increase its emphasis on diseases due to the anthropogenic forces of urbanization, globalization, and industrialization. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, meditation, walking in the Arnold Arboretum, and studying Korean.

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Licensure and Certifications:
Diplomate in Infectious Diseases, 2016
Diplomate in Internal Medicine, 2012

Research interests:
Epidemiology of healthcare associated infections
Public policy implications of infection prevention

Clinical interests:
HIV and Tuberculosis
Diagnostic dilemmas, difficult cases, and second opinions
Hospital-acquired infections
Antibiotic-resistant infections (e.g., MRSA)

Boston Medical Center infectious diseases clinic: 617-414-4290
BMC Tuberculosis clinic: 617-534-4875
Personal Cell phone: 404-860-5011
BMC pager: 617-638-5788 x 0233



  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD


  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Nathavitharana RR, Patel PK, Tierney DB, Mehrotra P, Lederer PA, Davis S, Nardell E. Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Can Transform COVID-19 Infection Prevention Response. J Hosp Med. 2020 05; 15(5):299-301. PMID: 32379035.

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  • Published on 3/1/2020

    Nardell E, Lederer P, Mishra H, Nathavitharana R, Theron G. Cool but dangerous: How climate change is increasing the risk of airborne infections. Indoor Air. 2020 03; 30(2):195-197. PMID: 32100390.

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  • Published on 2/12/2020

    Kaadan MI, Dennis M, Desai N, Yadavalli G, Lederer P. One Health Education for Future Physicians: A Case Report of Cat-Transmitted Sporotrichosis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Mar; 7(3):ofaa049. PMID: 32154323.

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  • Published on 5/14/2019

    Olson G, Nathavitharana RR, Lederer PA. Diagnostic Delays and Treatment Implications for Patients with Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun; 6(6):ofz222. PMID: 31211162.

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  • Published on 5/14/2019

    Nathavitharana RR, Strnad L, Lederer PA, Shah M, Hurtado RM. Top Questions in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary M. abscessus Disease. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jul; 6(7):ofz221. PMID: 31289727.

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  • Published on 4/25/2019

    Graves SK, Augusto O, Viegas SO, Lederer P, David C, Lee K, Hassane A, Cossa A, Amade S, Peleve S, Zindoga P, Massawo L, Torriani FJ, Nunes EA. Tuberculosis infection risk, preventive therapy care cascade and incidence of tuberculosis disease in healthcare workers at Maputo Central Hospital. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 25; 19(1):346. PMID: 31023260.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Nathavitharana RR, Lederer P, Tierney DB, Nardell E. Treatment as prevention and other interventions to reduce transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 04 01; 23(4):396-404. PMID: 31064617.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Nathavitharana RR, Daru P, Barrera AE, Mostofa Kamal SM, Islam S, Ul-Alam M, Sultana R, Rahman M, Hossain MS, Lederer P, Hurwitz S, Chakraborty K, Kak N, Tierney DB, Nardell E. FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected tuberculosis justifies challenges of scale-up. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Sep 01; 21(9):1020-1025. PMID: 28826452.

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  • Published on 2/28/2017

    Nathavitharana RR, Bond P, Dramowski A, Kotze K, Lederer P, Oxley I, Peters JA, Rossouw C, van der Westhuizen HM, Willems B, Ting TX, von Delft A, von Delft D, Duarte R, Nardell E, Zumla A. Agents of change: The role of healthcare workers in the prevention of nosocomial and occupational tuberculosis. Presse Med. 2017 Mar; 46(2 Pt 2):e53-e62. PMID: 28256382.

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  • Published on 12/15/2016

    Pathmanathan I, Lederer P, Shiraishi RW, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Date A, Matatiyo B, Dokubo EK. Knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status and Seropositivity After a Recently Negative Test in Malawi. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw231. PMID: 28480233.

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