Dr. Kaiser received his MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis and did his post graduate radiology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kaiser founded NOIA in 1989. Specializing in spinal imaging, he has written and lectured extensively on imaging of the degenerative spine. Dr. Kaiser was a founding member of the North American Spine Society and currently serves on the Associate Editorial Board of the Journal Spine. He teaches in both the Orthopedic and Radiology departments at the University of California, San Francisco, and also serves on the National Advisory Council of Washington University School of Medicine.