Philip A. Lederer, M.D.

Home Address: 5 View South Avenue #1, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Cell phone: 404-860-5011


Date prepared: January 13, 2022

Academic Training:

5/1999 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington KY. Math Science and Technology Center (MSTC)

5/2003 B.A. Brown University, Providence, RI; Magna cum laude

5/2008 M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Global Health Certification

Additional Training:

6/2008-6/2011 Resident in Internal Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA

7/2012-6/2014 Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

7/2014-6/2016 Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Academic Appointments:

7/2011-6/2012 Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

7/2016-12/2017 Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2/2018-10/2020 Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Hospital or Clinical Appointments:

7/2011-6/2012 Clinical Director, UCSD-Maputo Central Hospital Educational Collaboration, Mozambique

8/2016-12/2017 Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2/2018-10/2020 Infectious Diseases Physician, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

4/2021-present Staff Physician, Upham’s Corner Health Center


5/2011 Lee Rickman Humanism in Medicine Award, UCSD School of Medicine    

Licenses and Certification:

6/2016 Massachusetts Medical License #267149

12/2012 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

12/2016 ABIM Subspecialty Certification in Infectious Diseases

Departmental and University Committees:

8/2012-11/2013 Internal Review Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV Care and Treatment Branch, Atlanta, GA

1/2015-10/2016 Institutional Review Board, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA

4/2021-present HIV/Hepatitis C/STI Working Group, UCHC

Teaching Experience and Responsibilities:

7/2011-6/2012 Global Medicine Rotation, Maputo, Mozambique

7/2014-6/2016 Wednesday Fellow Infectious Diseases Conference, Massachusetts General Hospital

2/2018-6/2020 Infectious Disease Fellows, Internal Medicine Residents, Medical Student teaching, Boston University School of Medicine

11/2021-present Internal Medicine Residents, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, UCHC

Other Professional Activities: Professional Societies: Memberships, Offices, and Committee Assignments:

2018-2019 Member, Massachusetts Medical Society

2014-2016 Fellow Member, Massachusetts Medical Society

2014-2016 Fellow Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America

2021- Member, International Association for Music Medicine (IAMM)

2022- Member, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

Other Support:

1/2016-12/2017 Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai Award, PI: Prof. Grant Theron; Shared Air Fraction Estimate (SAFE): correlating a novel metric of TB infection risk and occupancy with health worker Quantiferon conversion in South Africa. Role: Co-Investigator. Total Costs: $50,000

1/2016-12/2017 NIH 5T32AI007061-37 PI: Marcia Goldberg, Infectious Disease and Basic Microbiological Mechanisms, Salary support.  Role: Co-Investigator. Total Costs: $57,410

7/2015-12/2015 NIH Fogarty Award D43TW009379PI: Edward Nardell, Innovative Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Airborne Infection Control, Salary Support. Role: Co-Investigator. Total Costs: $46,980

Invited Lectures     

1/2020 Health and Healing: Building the Beloved Community. Medical Grand Rounds, Shattuck Hospital. 

4/2017 Sustainable Approaches to Reducing Nosocomial TB Transmission: Evaluating Novel Technologies for Germicidal UV Transmission. Infectious Diseases Training Grant Program Retreat, Massachusetts General Hospital

12/2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  IDEA² Global Program: Sustainable Germicidal UV (GUV): Upper-Room Air Disinfection in Resource-Limited Settings

Conference Presentations:

3/2013 A Baseline Assessment of Local Health Practices in Two High HIV Prevalence Communities Before the Introduction of Mobile Health Clinics—Mozambique, 2013. Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Selected Bibliography:

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles:

Lind J, Petersen E, Lederer P, Phillips G, Perrine C, Ruowei L, Hudak M, Correia J, Creanga A, Sappenfield W, Curran J, Blackmore C, Watkins S, Block S, Clark C. Infant and Maternal Characteristics in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) — Selected Hospitals in Florida, 2010–2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). 2015 Mar 6:64(8):213-6.

Schwitters A, Lederer P, Zilversmit L, Samo Gudo P, Ramiro I, Cumba L, Mahagaja E, Jobarteh K. A rapid ethnographic assessment of current barriers to care before the implementation of mobile health clinics for ART scale-up in rural Mozambique. Global Health: Science and Practice, 2015 Mar 5; 3(1):109-116.

Piantadosi A, Rubin DB, McQuillen DP, Hsu L, Lederer P, Ashbaugh CD, Duffalo C, Duncan R, Thon J, Bhattacharyya S, Basgoz N, Feske SK, Lyons JL. Emerging Cases of Powassan Virus Encephalitis in New England: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Review of the Literature. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15.

Verani A, Emerson C, Lederer P, Lipke G, Kapata N, Lanje S, Peters A, Zulu I, Marston B, Miller B. The role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission in Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 2016 Jun 1;94(6):415-23.

Pathmanathan I*, Lederer P*, Shiraishi R, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Date A, Matatiyo B, Dokubo, E. Knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status and Seropositivity After a Recently Negative Test in Malawi. Open Forum Infect Dis 2016 Dec 15;4 (1). *Co-First author.

Nathavitharana R, Daru P, Barrera A, Mostofa Kamal S, Islam S, ul-Alam A, Sultana R, Rahman M, Hossain M, Lederer P, Hurwitz S, Chakraborty K, Kak N, Tierney D, Nardell E. FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected tuberculosis justifies challenges of scale-up, Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 2017 Sept 1; 21(9) 1020-1025.

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 1; 25;19(1):346.

Nathavitharana RR, Lederer P, Chaplin M, Bjerrum S, Steingart KR, Shah M. Impact of diagnostic strategies for tuberculosis using lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay in people living with HIV (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, August 2021.

Editorials and Critical Reviews:

Mocumbi AO, Carrilho C, Aronoff-Spencer E, Funzamo C, Patel S, Preziosi M, Lederer P, Tilghman W, Benson CA, Badaró R, Nguenha A, Schooley RT, Noormahomed EV. Innovative strategies for transforming internal medicine residency training in resource-limited settings: the Mozambique experience. Acad Med. 2014 Aug;89 (8 Suppl):S78-82.

Lederer P, Briggs M, Hassani AS, Date A. TB-HAART Trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Jan;15(1):14.

von Delft A, Dramowski A, Khosa C, Kotze K, Lederer P, Mosidi T, Peters JA, Smith J, van der Westhuizen H, von Delft D, Willems B, Bates M, Craig G, Maeurer M, Marais BJ, Mwaba P, Nunes E, Nyirenda T, Oliver M, Zumla A. Why Healthcare Workers are Sick of TB. Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Mar; 32:147-51.

Nathavitharana RR, Peters J, Lederer P, von Delft A, Farley JE, Pai M, Jaramillo E, Raviglione M, Nardell E. Engaging health-care workers to reduce tuberculosis transmission. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;16(8):883-5.

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; e53-e62.

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 May 14;6(7).

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 Mar;30(2):195-197.

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 May;15(5):299-301.

Lederer PA. Health and Healing. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  Published Online December 2020, 48 (4) 519-520.

Case Reports:

Fraser T, Hillmann W, Lederer P, Kasmar A, Rencic J. Solving Summer Fever in Early Pregnancy. J Gen Intern Med, 2015 Oct;30(10):1561-5.

Cohen JM, Lederer P, Russell-Goldman E, Sampson CE, Lin JY, Ho AW, Asmal M. An 86-Year-Old Man With Bilateral Chronic Wounds of the Legs. Bilateral invasive squamous cell carcinomas (Marjolin ulcers). Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 1;61(7):1147, 1199-200.

Olson G, Nathavitharana RR, Lederer P. Diagnostic Delays and Treatment Implications for Patients with Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 May 14;6(6).

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 Feb 12;7(3).

Selected Additional Publications:

Lederer P. The devastation of nuclear war, Boston Globe, January 5, 2018

Lederer P. Woke Up This Morning with my Mind Stayed on Freedom. Common Dreams, April 3, 2018

Muller J, Lederer P, Pastore J. After the summit, the threat of nuclear war remains. Boston Globe, June 14, 2018.

Lederer P and Lim, J. Fighting Nipah. New York Times, June 15, 2018.

Lederer P. Nathavitharana RR. Fighting TB Requires Political Will. New York Times, October 7, 2018.

Lederer P, Sinha P, Khan K. Call grows for moral budget to see to human needs. Boston Globe, August 23, 2019

Lederer P, DeSilva M, Yablon B. What the CDC Did Wrong, and Why. New York Times, June 4, 2020.

Lederer P, We should be addressing root causes, not looking to correctional settings, Boston Globe, October 31, 2021

Balla K, Elansary M, Kenney B, Lederer P. Why a CDC investigation of Boston Public Schools COVID-19 outbreaks is needed now. Boston Globe, November 18, 2021.

Lederer, P. We need comprehensive state and federal plan to tackle root causes of homelessness. Boston Globe, December 9, 2021.


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