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Michael A. LeNoir, M.D.
Michael Michael A. LeNoir, MD, one of the top practicing allergists and pediatricians in the San Francisco Bay Area, is the president (2013–14) of the National Medical Association (NMA).
As an active member of NMA for 30 years, Dr. LeNoir has served as speaker of the House of Delegates, trustee, and chair of Region VI and chair of the Pediatric, Community Medicine and Allergy sections. He has received the De Haven Hixson Award from the NMA Section on Aerospace and Military Medicine, the Grace James Award from the Pediatric Section, and the Floyd Malveaux Award from the Allergy and Asthma Section. Dr. LeNoir has also served as the principal investigator on the Project Impact Grant, the Immunization Grant and on two current asthma grants. In August 2010, he received NMA’s Meritorious Service Award.
Dr. LeNoir is an associate clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of California, past chair of the clinical faculty at UCSF, secretary of the Board of Directors at Children’s Hospital Oakland, and chair of the Board of the African American Wellness Project. For 20 years, Dr. LeNoir was the director of allergy services at San Francisco General Hospital where he worked on asthma issues in underserved communities. He spent 10 years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, receiving the Army Commendation Medal and serving as the allergy consultant to the 6th Army Area.
Dr. LeNoir is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI); is a member of the Sinkler Miller Medical Association; has served on the Board of the American Association of Certified Allergists (AACA) and as chairperson of the Underserved Committee of the American Academy of Allergy; and is the past president of the Northern California Allergy Association.
Dr. LeNoir has served as the president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters (NAPB) and is the recipient of the NAPB Ken Alvord Distinguished Community Service Award. He is a recipient of the American Medical Association’s Pfizer Positive Physician Award, has been named the Oakland Citizen of the Year by the Oakland Tribune and twice named one of America’s leading African American Allergists by Black Enterprise, and for several years has been named one of the 200 best physicians by San Francisco and Oakland Magazines.
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