Dr. Michael Klaper – Award-winning Clinical Instructor; Contributor to PBS Programs “Food for Thought” and “Diet for a New America”; Recognized Speaker and Teacher
Michael Klaper, M.D. is an award-winning clinical instructor, an internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years, and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. Dr. Klaper is also the author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple (Book Publishing Company, 1999; out-of-print) and an upcoming title (to be announced in 2015), as well as numerous health videos on “Fasting”, “Sense and Nonsense in Nutrition”, and more!
A source of inspiration for millions advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name by author and former heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune, John Robbins. He teaches his students and patients that “health comes from healthy living,” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and of the planet itself.
Dr. Klaper graduated in 1972 from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and undertook additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver, and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco. For over ten years, he hosted the popular medical information radio program Sounds of Healing on WPFW in Washington, DC and KAOI 1110 AM on Maui, Hawaii.
Dr. Klaper currently practices at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic specializing in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole-foods, plant-based diet.