Michael Klaper sits wearing a blue suit with blue dress shirt, no tie.
Michael Klaper
Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Planetary Health and Environmental Science, Plant-Based Diets, Primary Care

Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at University of British Columbia teaching hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Francisco. He has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand.

Far more fulfilling to him is his current practice, focusing on health-promoting food and lifestyle choices to help people prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery.

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 on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students Association.

To improve his own health, and to minimize suffering of sentient beings, Dr. Klaper adopted a plant-based diet in 1981. On his website, DoctorKlaper.com, visitors can find the latest nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos and learn about his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to promote applied nutrition being taught in medical schools.