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Orleans Medical Society Alliance honors 50-year anniversaries at 2017 Doctors’ Day Celebration

dr-kleinpeterDr. Myra A. Kleinpeter, Board Member and Chief of Staff of New Orleans East Hospital, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 and then matriculated to Tulane University School of Medicine where she received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1989. She also received a Master of Public Health from the Tulane School of Public Health in the same year. Dr. Kleinpeter went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Tulane University School of Medicine where she achieved the status of Chief Resident in 1992. Dr. Kleinpeter finished a Fellowship in Nephrology in 1995 at Tulane, and began her journey as a professor at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Today, Dr. Kleinpeter continues to teach at Tulane University School of Medicine as well as Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. She has over 30 publications to date and has won several awards including being named one of America's Top Physicians, the Community Service Award for the Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Louisiana Unsung Hero Award. Most recently, Dr. Kleinpeter received the Julio Figueroa Award, which is presented to an individual or organization that has provided long-standing participation, exemplary service and outstanding leadership to the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.

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