Eleanor D. Lederer, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Interim Chair, 2018-2020

Eleanor Lederer, M.D.
Eleanor D. Lederer, M.D., received her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Dr. Lederer's strong commitment is to service at a local and national level. She served as the Division Chief for Nephrology and Hypertension for nine years and was the nephrology fellowship program director from 2002-2013, in addition to her service as interim chair of the Department of Medicine.

She served on the Executive Committee for Nephrology Training Program Directors of the American Society of Nephrology and was a member of the Item Writing Committee for the Nephrology In Training Exam for six years.

She also served as a Council Member for the American Society of Nephrology and completed her presidency year in 2017.

Dr. Lederer also showed a commitment to undergraduate and graduate medical education. In addition to her participation in nephrology fellowship educational venues, she was a member of the residency evaluation committee, now the current Clinical Competency Committee for the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program from 1991-2017.

She completed the Health Educators Curriculum and served as a clinical consultant to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Louisville. She received numerous teaching awards from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertensiion, the Department of Medicine, and the University of Louisville.

Research has been an important component of Dr. Lederer's career. She has maintained an active basic science laboratory throughout her career, investigating the regulation of proximal tubule transport, particularly phosphate transport.

She is an acknowledged leader in this area with over 60 peer reviewed publications and over 30 chapters and regularly participates in Study Sections for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), VA, and the American Heart Association (AHA). She is a section editor for Clinical Nephrology, an author and editor for eMedicine/WebMD, and a review editor for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Journal of Physiology/Renal Physiology.

Additionally, she serves as a reviewer for a dozen journals and has received awards from the American Physiological Society for her review efforts and served as the ACOS for Research at the Louisville Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Lederer maintains an active clinical practice focusing on transplantation, nephrolithiasis, and genetic disorders of the kidney in the outpatient clinic setting, general nephrology in the inpatient setting, and in center hemodialysis.

Her clinical work is combined with undergraduate and graduate medical education in all of these venues.