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Cervical Myelopathy - Dr. Michae
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Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS

Neurological Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Spine Surgery
Brain & Spinal Tumors
Languages: German
Office Phone: (212) 305-0378
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Kaiser is a board certified neurosurgeon and faculty member of the Neurosurgical Department at Columbia University with advanced subspecialty training in complex spinal surgery. Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests include cervical spondylotic myelopathy, cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and spinal cord tumors. His research interests clinical guideline development, evidence based treatment algorithms, and clinical outcome analysis.

Dr. Kaiser is the Medical Director of the Valley Hospital Spine Center in New Jersey. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgery, the AANS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerve, and the American College of Surgeons. He is presently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. He is an active member of the clinical guidelines committee of the Joint Section of Spine & Peripheral Nerve. Dr. Kaiser also serves as an ad hoc reviewer of two nationally recognized peer-reviewed spine journals. Dr. Kaiser has had over 75 publications accepted as peer reviewed clinical articles, book chapters, and meeting abstracts.

Area of Expertise


Yale University School of Medicine

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, GA