Physician, Speaker, Educator
Michael A. Klaper, MD, is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand. For over three decades, his practice has focused on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people stay out of hospitals and off of operating tables. He has authored numerous articles on plant-based nutrition and is creating a video course on plant-based healing for physicians and their patients.
A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the moon and Mars and serves on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association.
To improve his own health and to minimize suffering of sentient beings, Dr. Klaper adopted a plant-based diet in 1981. For eight years, he practiced nutritionally-based medicine on the clinical staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, and still conducts intern teaching rounds remotely several times each month.
Dr. Klaper now serves as the full-time director of the non-profit organization, the Moving Medicine Forward Initiative, that sponsors his lectures at medical schools across five continents. His presentations awaken young physicians-to-be to understand that the food their patients are eating is usually the primary cause of their chronic illnesses and that a whole food, plant-based diet can be an effective means to arrest and even reverse their disease and restore them to health. Dr. Klaper’s talent for presenting complex medical topics in a simple, enjoyable format has made him a sought-after speaker at health conferences worldwide.