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Michael LeNoir MD, FACAAI

Oakland, CA

Michael LeNoir M.D. is an allergist and pediatrician who has practiced pediatrics and clinical allergy full time since for over 30 years. He is a graduate with honors from the University of Texas and an MD degree from the University of Texas in Galveston. After residency in the Army, Dr. Lenoir received his fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego He is board certified by, and a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In 2014 Dr. Lenoir was elected the 114th President of the National Medical Association. Dr. LeNoir is an associate clinical professor in Pediatrics at UCSF, and has served as the chairperson of the Clinical Faculty. He has a special interest in asthma in the African American and high-risk communities. He also served as the President of the Northern California Allergy Association and chaired the Underserved Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology for over 3 years.

Dr. LeNoir spent 10 years in the United States Military rising to the rank of LTC, receiving the Army Commendation Medal and serving as the allergy consultant to the 6th Army Area. In 2016 Dr. LeNoir was alumni of the year for the Black Alumni Association of the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. He has served as the chair of the National Medical Associations Allergy and Asthma Section and the recipient of the Meritorious Service award from the in 2011. He is also a recipient of the Burbidge Award for Community Service from the University of California at San Francisco and the Community Physician of the year at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

For 15 years Dr. Lenoir was the medical editor for KCBS radio in San Francisco and subsequently the host of the About Health Program on Pacifica.. Dr. LeNoir has been the CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network. He is currently CEO and Chairperson of the African American Wellness Project and the host and producer of Black Doctors Speak Podcast.

In 1998 Oakland Tribune and the New Oakland Committee awarded Dr. LeNoir the Oakland Citizen of the Year Award. In 2012, Dr. LeNoir was awarded the Public Service Award by Alameda County and honored for public service by the 100 Black Men. Among other numerous awards, Dr. Lenoir received the Community Service Award from the California School Nurses. Dr. LeNoir is married to Denise Washington LeNoir, a family nurse practitioner, has four daughters and three granddaughters along with two grandsons and a great-grandson.

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