Philip B. Kaiser, M.D.

Philip B. Kaiser, M.D.

Dr. Kaiser is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in injuries and conditions of the lower extremity. He completed his undergrad degree in economics and psychology at Harvard College. As an undergraduate he was a 4-year member of the national championship heavyweight men’s crew team and represented Canada internationally as a competitive rower. He received his MD from Columbia University. He then completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and was named Chief Resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in his final year. After his residency, he attended the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship in Charlotte, NC focusing on the newest surgical treatments for orthopedic trauma, sports-related injuries, cartilage restoration, ligament and tendon disorders, foot and ankle reconstruction including ankle replacement, forefoot and bunion correction, lower extremity deformity along with limb lengthening, and minimally-invasive foot and ankle surgery.

Prior to joining California Pacific Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. While outside the operating room and clinic, Dr. Kaiser is involved in research and teaching, with more than 30 peer reviewed publications and has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally. He is also interested in the study and development of new orthopaedic implants and devices, which advance the field of orthopaedics and improve the lives of patients.

Dr. Kaiser is looking forward to serving the residents of the Bay Area.

About Dr. Kaiser


  • BA, Harvard College
  • MD, Columbia University – College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP)
  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle, OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute

Special Expertise

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma – lower extremity fractures
  • Sports injuries – Tendon and ligaments
  • Achilles injuries – tears / ruptures
  • Achilles tendonosis / tendonitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle Arthritis and Total Ankle Replacements
  • Arthroscopic / Minimally Invasive surgery (MIS)
  • Bunions / Hammertoes
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Chronic tendon or ligament injuries
  • Cysts
  • Deformity correction
  • Flatfoot or cavus (high arched) feet
  • Foot arthritis
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Lisfranc / midfoot injuries
  • Mortons Neuromas / Other Neuromas
  • Osteochondral injuries of the talus (OCD /OLT)
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries and Tears
  • Post-traumatic arthritis and deformity
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel or other nerve injuries

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha – National medical honor society – Columbia College of Physicians &
  • Chief Resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center