Dr Philip Lederer

I am an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I’m also a tuberculosis researcher, musician, writer, peace activist, and member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

I’m passionate about helping others make an impact on the world. Participating in public debate and addressing social problems are critically important. The future of democracy and education are interrelated. We must become educated, develop a sense of agency, and form supportive networks.

A friend of mine was infected with TB in 2007 – thankfully she didn’t have drug-resistant TB and was cured. Based on that experience, I became passionate about reducing nosocomial TB transmission.

We can end TB transmission, if we work together!