Lecture Will Address CKD-MBD Management

Eleanor D. Lederer
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Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 14, 10/11

A long-time researcher regarding chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) will present a “Systems Biology Approach to Management of CKD-MBD” in the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Friday, November 4.

The speaker will be Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, who is the John S. Fordtran Professor of Medicine in Calcium Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, co-director of the Dallas VA Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites (NODES) program, and assistant chief of medical services at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas.

Dr. Lederer works to train faculty in what she considers the nephrologists’ tradition: mentorship, exceptional clinical skills, and superb research achievements. She is an active physician-scientist whose research centers on divalent metabolism. She oversees a basic science research laboratory to study regulation of kidney phosphate transport and a clinical research program in the modeling of CKD-MBD, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Board.

Dr. Lederer believes the medical landscape, the role of medical schools, and the focus of research efforts are undergoing dramatic change and that organizations, such as ASN, must ensure that the kidney community is quickly apprised of changes that will affect our practice in all settings and receives informed analysis of the impact of these changes. A past president of ASN, she has served the organization in numerous roles, including on the ASN Council and as a member on the following committees: Communications, Program, Nominations, Abstract Selection, Training Program Directors Executive, Women in Nephrology Professional Development Seminar Organizing, and In-Training Examination Writing. She has served as editor-at-large for CJASN and is currently a section editor for Clinical Nephrology, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, and eMedicine: Nephrology.

She has published many peer-reviewed articles and authored or co-authored chapters in numerous books, including Essentials of Chronic Kidney Disease and Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Dr. Lederer has won numerous teaching, mentorship, and research awards and recently received the Excellence in Patient Care award from the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky.

She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and nephrology fellowship. Dr. Lederer is a United Network for Organ Sharing-certified transplant physician.