Peter K. Kaiser, M.D.
Dr. Kaiser is the Chaney Family Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology Research and a professor of ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internal medicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute before joining the vitreoretinal department of the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
As a RO1 NIH-funded investigator, Dr. Kaiser leads a team involved in the evaluation of vascular biology in AMD and diabetic retinopathy. He is director of the Cole Center for Ocular Research and Evaluation (CORE). In addition, Dr Kaiser is actively involved in clinical research as study chairman of seven major, multi-center, international clinical trials, and principal investigator in over 60 trials evaluating new treatments for AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal disorders. He is the founder and director of the Digital Optical Coherence Tomography Reading Center (DOCTR).
Complementing his research endeavors, Dr. Kaiser serves on numerous scientific advisory boards and addresses his research interests as an invited speaker at national and international conferences. He is a major contributor to the medical literature having authored seven textbooks and more than 400 peer-reviewed papers. He is editor-in-chief of Retinal Physician, associate editor of International Ophthalmology Clinics, and serves on the editorial boards of Retina, Retina Today, and Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Kaiser has been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists with both Achievement and Senior Achievement Awards, and is listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the team ophthalmologist for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.