ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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About ASN

Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, Past President

ASN Biography

Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her residency training and a nephrology fellowship at Baylor. She is Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Associate Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program, Director of the Metabolic Stone Clinic, Associate Ombudsman for the medical school, and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Dr. Lederer is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and is a UNOS-certified transplant physician.

As Division Chief Dr. Lederer works to train faculty in what she considers the nephrologists' tradition: mentorship, exceptional clinical skills, and superb research achievements. Dr. Lederer is an active physician-scientist whose research centers on divalent metabolism, and she oversees a basic science research laboratory funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Board, studying the mechanisms of regulation of the sodium phosphate transporter in proximal renal tubule. She has clinical interests in stone disease, and since starting the Metabolic Stone Clinic at the University of Louisville, has initiated research into the protein components of stones and their potential role in the pathogenesis of stone formation. She has won numerous teaching, mentorship and research awards and received recognition in 2010 as one of the Best Doctors in America.

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 the kidney community is quickly apprised of changes that will affect our practice in all settings and receive informed analysis of the impact of these changes. She has served ASN in numerous roles, including membership on the Communications Committee, Program Committee, Nominations Committee, Abstract Selection Committee member, Training Program Directors Executive Committee, Women in Nephrology Professional Development Seminar Organizing Committee, and In-Training Examination Writing Committee. She is a section editor for Clinical Nephrology and eMedicine Nephrology.