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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Michael Kaiser, M.D., Appointed Clinical Director of The Spine Center


February 25, 2013 -- The Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that Michael Kaiser, M.D., FACS, FAANS, has been appointed as Clinical Director of The Valley Hospital Spine Center. Dr. Kaiser is a board-certified neurosurgeon practicing both in Ridgewood and New York. 

“We are pleased to have Dr. Kaiser accept this leadership position at Valley” says Karteek Bhavsar, Assistant Vice President of Perioperative Services at The Valley Hospital.  His clinical and academic accomplishments in the field of spine surgery demonstrate the high caliber of surgical excellence Valley provides our community.”

Valley’s Spine Center, part of Valley’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence, offers comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic, and management services for all types of acute and chronic back and neck disorders.  A multidisciplinary team of spine specialists with expertise in operative and non-operative treatment options, such as physical therapy, diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections, rehabilitation, and innovative surgical techniques, develop individualized, comprehensive treatment strategies for their spine center patients.

Dr. Kaiser, who has been on staff as a neurosurgeon at The Valley Hospital since 2005, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at Columbia University with advanced subspecialty training in complex spinal surgery.

His clinical skills include artificial cervical disc replacement, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine and spinal cord tumors, and degenerative spine disease. His research interests include clinical guideline development, evidence based treatment algorithms, and clinical outcome analysis. 

Dr. Kaiser is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and serves on the executive committee for the AANS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerve.  He has served as the clinical guidelines chairman of the AANS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerves for the past four years.  He has had over 75 manuscripts published as peer reviewed clinical articles, book chapters, and meeting abstracts.  Dr. Kaiser serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several peer reviewed spine journals, including The Spine Journal and Neurosurgery, and regularly presents at the major national neurosurgical spine meetings.

A graduate of New York University, Dr. Kaiser received his Medical Degree from Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, completed his residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, and was fellowship-trained in Neurosurgery, from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information on The Spine Center at The Valley Hospital, visit, call 201-251-3491, or send an email to

Caption:  Michael Kaiser, M.D., FACS, FAANS, - Spine Specialist in Neurosurgery has been appointed as Clinical Director of The Valley Hospital Spine Center.

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