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David E. Lederer, MD, FRCSC

Educational Background

Dr. Lederer first received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Pennsylvania State University. He then went on to complete his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

While studying medicine, he was involved with research into the clinical applicability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and helped to develop clinical protocols that are still in active use today. He also acted as the Administrative Director of a free-care health clinic in downtown Boston.

Upon graduation, Dr. Lederer completed his residency in ophthalmology at McGill University. During this time, he authored several papers and presentations on medical retinal disease and earned the McGill Department of Ophthalmology Resident Leadership Award.

Dr. Lederer next went to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to complete a fellowship in medical retina. Duke University is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 eye centers in the United States and afforded Dr. Lederer the opportunity to continue his research while taking care of his patients.

Professional Experience

Dr. Lederer is currently a Clinical Associate at Eye Health MD and an Affiliate Member at McGill University’s Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lederer was the first Director of Teleophthalmology at McGill as well as having served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the university.

In addition, Dr. Lederer is currently a clinical investigator for various clinical trials on retinal diseases and routinely supports student-based research leading to national and international conference presentations. He has a genuine passion for education, and proudly serves as the President of EyeCarePD, a professional development company providing engaging, convenient, and effective tools designed to deepen ophthalmic knowledge.

Dr. Lederer has also worked with Health Canada as well as the First Nations communities of Quebec to improve access to ophthalmological care.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Lederer has published work on a wide variety of topics, including on the clinical applicability of fundus autofluorescence in macular degeneration as well as the biomarkers of retinal diseases.

His work has been featured in academic journals such as Retina, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and he’s also presented his findings at a variety of conferences, including ones held by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the Canadian Retina Society (CRS).

Dr. Lederer has received various honors throughout the years for his work, including the Friedman Endowment Grant for Academic Merit and the Comensky Memorial Grant for Academic Achievement. He is also a two-time recipient of McGill University’s Frank Buller Award for Most Outstanding Clinical Instructor.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Canadian Retina Society
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