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David J. Lederer, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Project Title: "Explaining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis"
About the Project:
This project identified factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
David J. Lederer, M.D., M.S. is Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lederer received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Adelphi University, received his M.D. from the State University of New York at Brooklyn, and trained in Internal Medicine at Columbia University. Following his chief residency, Dr. Lederer completed a clinical fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine and a T32-funded research fellowship in translational pulmonary research, both at Columbia. He received a Master’s degree in Biostatistics and Patient-Oriented Research at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2007. He is a recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians’ Young Investigator Award and the State University of New York's Chancellor’s Award. Dr. Lederer is a pulmonologist in the New York Presbyterian Lung Transplant Program, where he cares for patients with advanced lung diseases and lung transplant recipients.
Dr. Lederer’s research focuses on variation in survival time of patients with advanced lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and emphysema, the leading indications for lung transplantation. His published research has focused on racial disparities in patients awaiting lung transplantation, six-minute walk testing in pulmonary fibrosis, and outcomes and complications of lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery. He is the principal investigator of the Columbia IPF Study, an NCRR and NHLBI K23-funded prospective cohort study.
Dr. Lederer’s Physician Faculty Scholars project, "Explaining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis" used the Columbia IPF Study to identify factors that contribute to racial disparities in survival time of patients with pulmonary fibrosis. The results of this study will be used to design interventions aimed at improving the outcomes of patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
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