Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology;

Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology;

Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics

Nathan A. Ledeboer, PhD


Dr. Ledeboer’s primary responsibility is for the medical and technical oversight of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories.  In this role he oversees development and implementation of new assays, oversees and sign out all testing performed in these laboratories, and consults with physician colleagues regarding test results and selection.   He also consults with members of the Division of Anatomic Pathology regarding identification of microorganisms on surgical pathology specimens.

Research Interests
  • Development of rapid molecular techniques for detection of infectious diseases
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus antimicrobial resistance
  • Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus detection
  • Molecular detection and epidemiology of Respiratory Viruses
  • Antimicrobial resistance
Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Educational Background
  • BA, Biology, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship, Clinical Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology



Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226