About

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.

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Boston, 2015

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Phil,

    Nice to hear from you. Looking forward to see you in Mozambique one day. Good work for the community. All the best. Kanimabu!!!!

  2. Hi Phil,

    Nice to hear from you. Looking forward to see you in Mozambique one day. Good work for the community. All the best. Kanimabu!!!! David

  3. I like how you distinguish yourself from that other Dr. Phil 🙂 Thanks for including me on your emails Phil!! Hope you and the family are well!

  4. I’d like to use your photo of the plaque at the Tufts-Delta Health Center in a little article I’m writing for MY blog. I lived in Mound Bayou in 1970 and had a minor adventure at that clinic. Kindly email me: jloewen “at” uvm.edu. We also have other interests in common, such as Brown U. (well, I taught at Tougaloo College in MS, with which Brown has had a relationship for >50 years), social justice, etc.
    Hope to hear from you soon re using the photo, at the least. Thank you! —

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