Philip Lederer, born in Ohio, grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Lexington, Kentucky. Currently he is a physician at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Lederer was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2012-2014 and subsequently completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His focus is on health equity, the patient-physician relationship, and healing in an age when technology often overshadows the human side of medicine.
His clinical practice is focused primarily on HIV and tuberculosis. He has undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty in Mozambique, Boston, and elsewhere. When not taking care of patients, Phil enjoys playing classical violin and traditional old-time music on fiddle, hiking in the Arnold Arboretum, growing vegetables in a community garden, and being a father.