Michael LeNoir, MD is at present, an allergist in the East Bay Area, board certified in both a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is a lifelong member of the American College of Allergy and served on the Board the American Association of Certified Allergist. From 1998 to 2000 Dr. Lenoir served as the chair of the National Medical Association’s Allergy and Asthma Section and was the recipient of the first Floyd Malveaux Award by that section. He has practiced allergy full time in San Francisco and Oakland since 1977. Dr. Lenoir has served as the chairperson of the Underserved Committee of the American Academy of Allergy and as the Past President of the Northern California Allergy Association. Dr. LeNoir is currently the President-Elect of the National Medical Association.
For 20 years he was the Director of Allergy Services at San Francisco General Hospital. He has a special interest in asthma in the African American and high-risk communities and genetic polymorphisms. Dr. LeNoir served as the Chair of the Underserved Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He also served as the President of the Northern California Allergy Association.
From 1981 to 1993, Dr. LeNoir served as the medical editor for KCBS radio, hosting a 2 hour weekly talk show. Since 1985, he has been the CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network that produced the Telly award-winning Ethnic Health America program, a 30-minute TV health magazine at one time aired in 1400 cities nationwide on MBC Network. Dr. LeNoir is the host and executive producer of the About Health program, a one-hour talk show on Pacifica Radio, KPFA. His popular one minute feature AboutHealthTime currently airs several times per week on KBLX radio in San Francisco. He served as the executive producer of the video “Clinical Trials in the African American Community” which won top honors from among 1100 entries in the Health Video awards in 2005 and was a finalist in the Community Service Video category, International Health and Video Awards in 2006.
Dr. Lenoir served as the President of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters. In 1994 and 2001, Dr. LeNoir received the Ken Alvord Distinguished Community Service Award from that organization. He was one of 50 physicians, nationwide, chosen to receive the Pfizer Positive Physician Award from the American Medical Association. Additionally, in 1988, he was named the Oakland Citizen of the Year by the Oakland Tribune and named one of America’s leading African American Allergist by Black Enterprise Magazine in the August 2001 and 2008 issues. Since 2000, every year including 2010 Dr. Lenoir has been named as one of the 200 best physicians by San Francisco or by Oakland Magazine.
At present Dr. Lenoir is the President of the Ethnic Health Institute at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Chair of the Board of the African American Wellness Project and an Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California. He was the chair of the Clinical Faculty in 1990. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Children’s Hospital Oakland.
In 2006 he was awarded the Community Physician of the Year Award by the Residents at the Oakland Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, the Community Service Award from the Ethnic Health Institute, the Lydia Smiley Award from the California School Nurses Association. In 2001, he was awarded the Public Service Award by Alameda County and was also honored for public service by the 100 Black Men. He is also a recipient of the Burbidge Award for Community Service from the University of California, San Francisco. 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 August 2010 he received the Meritorious Service award from the National Medical Association.
Dr. Lenoir has been an active member of the National Medical Association for over 30 years. He has served as a Speaker of the House of Delegates of the National Medical Association, Trustee for the National Medical Association (NMA) for 6 years and previously chaired the Pediatric, Community Medicine and Allergy Sections of that organization. In these capacities, 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. In addition Dr. Lenoir has served as the principal investigator on the NMAs Clinical Trials Grant, Project Impact, The Immunization Grant and presently its two current asthma grants.
Dr. Lenoir is married to Denise Washington LeNoir. She has a Masters in Nursing and is a family nurse practitioner. He has 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and holds memberships in Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. His hobbies are photography and golf.
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