Michael A. LeNoir MD, is the current (2013-14) president of the National Medical Association (NMA) and a world renowned pediatrician who is an authority in immunology and allergy. Apart from his thriving and ever-expanding practice based in the San Francisco Bay area, he serves as the secretary of the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. He is board certified in both allergy and pediatrics and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is president of the Ethnic Health Institute at Alta Bates/ Summit Medical Center and chairman of the Board of the African American Wellness Project. Dr. LeNoir is a nationally recognized expert in dealing with the problem of asthma in urban areas and inner cities. He is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and the past president of the Clinical Faculty Association.
Dr. LeNoir has also served as the chair of the Underserved Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Lenoir has been the principal author on numerous articles, and served as the editor of the Asthma in the African American Community supplement to the JNMA in September 2008. As the director of the Bay Area Multicultural Research Center, he has been the principal investigator on over 15 clinical studies,
The recipient of numerous awards, including the Oakland Citizen of the Year Award, the Community Service Award from the California School Nurses, and the Meritorious Service Award from the National Medical Association, Dr. LeNoir was named as one of 50 physicians, nationwide, chosen to receive the Pfizer Positive Physician Award from the American Medical Association. He was named one America’s leading African American Physicians by Black Enterprise in the August 2001 and 2007 issues. He has also been selected as one of the 200 Best Physicians in the San Francisco Bay area every year for the past 10 years. He was selected this year as one of the nation’s top scholars by the John’s Hopkins Institute for Health Disparities Solutions and was recently honored by BlackDoctor.org as one of the ”2014 Top Blacks in Healthcare” at its annual gala in Baltimore, MD.
Since 1985, Dr. LeNoir has been the CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network. The network includes the Telly Award winning "Ethnic Health America," a 30-minute TV health magazine that aired in 150 cities in Northern California, on public television KMTP, and in over 1400 cities nationwide on the Black Family Channel. He has also served as the medical editor for KCBS Radio and is currently medical editor at KPFA, Pacifica Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area
Dr. LeNoir is married to the lovely Denise Washington LeNoir, a family nurse practitioner, and has four beautiful daughters and five grandchildren.