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Michael A. LeNoir, M.D.: Biography

Dr. Michael A. LeNoir is a board-certified, full-time practicing pediatrician and allergist in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized expert on asthma in inner cities, he also serves as president of the Ethnic Health Institute at Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center and associate clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. LeNoir currently serves as Speaker of the House of Delegates of the National Medical Association. He has served as trustee for the National Medical Association; chaired its pediatric, community medicine and allergy sections; and is currently principal investigator on the association's immunization grant and clinical trials project.

Dr. LeNoir has served as CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network since 1985. The network includes the Telly Award-winning "Ethnic Health America" program, a 30-minute TV health magazine currently airing in 150 cities nationwide and over 1,400 cities nationwide on the MBC network. A two-time recipient of the Ken Alvord Distinguished Community Service Award from the National Association of Physician Broadcasters, he is host and executive producer of "About Health," a one-hour talk show on listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio Network KPFA. In 1997, Dr. LeNoir worked with video production firm VNR-1 Communications to produce and launch "The LeNoir Health Report," a nationally syndicated TV news feature.

A recipient of the American Medical Association's Pfizer Positive Physician Award, Dr. LeNoir was named one of America's leading African American physicians by Black Enterprise magazine in 2001 and one of the best physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area by San Francisco magazine in 2001 and 2002.

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