Myra A. Kleinpeter, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, serves Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Program for Tulane/Dialysis Clinics, Inc. and Director of the Tulane Nephrology Clinic at the Medical Center of Louisiana, formerly known as Charity Hospital. She formerly served as Director of the Ambulatory Clinics at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans 1999-2005. On the Board of Trustees for the American Kidney Fund, she serves as Chair of Medical Affairs for the organization. She is current president of the board for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and is a past president of the Orleans Parish Medical Society. She is the current president of the Louisiana Medical Association. She currently serves as a commissioner for Hospital District A. Parish of Orleans in re-developing a community hospital in New Orleans East.
In 2013, Dr. Kleinpeter was awarded the Physician Award for Community Service from the Louisiana State Medical Society. She was a magna cum laude graduate from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in premedical biology and a minor in chemistry. She is a golden life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the sorority is celebrating its centennial this year. She received her Medical Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, respectively. She completed residency in Internal Medicine where she served as chief resident, and fellowship training in Nephrology and Hypertension at Tulane. She is recognized as a Hypertension Specialist through the American Society of Hypertension.