Nathan Ledeboer, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology Medical Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics


clinical pathology

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Nathan Ledeboer, PhD



Phone: 414-805-7556

FAX:      414-805-7560

Office Address

Froedtert Hospital

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, Wi 53226

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.

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Bourbeau PP, Ledeboer NA.

Automation in clinical microbiology.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jun;51(6):1658-65


Anderson NW, Buchan BW, Mayne D, Mortensen JE, Mackey TL, Ledeboer NA.

Multicenter clinical evaluation of the illumigene group A Streptococcus DNA amplification assay for detection of group A Streptococcus from pharyngeal swabs.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 May;51(5):1474-7


Buchan BW, Mackey TL, Daly JA, Alger G, Denys GA, Peterson LR, Kehl SC, Ledeboer NA.

Multicenter clinical evaluation of the portrait toxigenic C. difficile assay for detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile strains in clinical stool specimens.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Dec;50(12):3932-6


Hicke B, Pasko C, Groves B, Ager E, Corpuz M, Frech G, Munns D, Smith W, Warcup A, Denys G, Ledeboer NA, Lindsey W, Owen C, Rea L, Jenison R.

Automated detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in clinical samples: isothermal tcdB amplification coupled to array-based detection.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Aug;50(8):2681-7


Badger VO, Ledeboer NA, Graham MB, Edmiston CE Jr.

Clostridium difficile: epidemiology, pathogenesis, management, and prevention of a recalcitrant healthcare-associated pathogen.

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Nov;36(6):645-62