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Stephanie KaiserBSc, MD, FRCPC

Division head/chief, professor

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism , Department of Medicine , School of Health and Human Performance

Phone: 902-473-3728
Fax: 902-473-3726
Mailing Address: 
QEII - Victoria Building
1276 South Park Street
Suite 7N-48 Victoria Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
 
Research Topics:
  • osteoporosis
  • metabolic bone disease
  • lipid disorders
  • type 2 diabetes

Education

  • BSc (University of New Brunswick)
  • MD (University of Toronto)
  • Internal medicine internship (University of Ottawa)
  • Internal medicine residency (Memorial University)
  • Endocrinology residency (McGill University)
  • MRC Research fellowship (McGill University)

Biography

Dr. Kaiser is a professor of medicine and division head of Endocrinology & Metabolism. She is a member of numerous Canadian and American medical societies and has been a longstanding member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada. She is an accomplished researcher with more than 60 published articles to her credit. Dr. Kaiser has refereed for more than 15 journals.

Research interests

Dr. Stephanie Kaiser’s primary research interest is in the diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders. She has a number of osteoporosis-related studies and clinical trials underway and is the Halifax co-director of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study. Dr. Kaiser is also participating in clinical trials related to hypoparathyroidism, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

Selected publications

  • Brown, JP., Morin, S., Leslie, W., Papaioannou, A., Cheung, AM., Davison, KS., Goltzman, D., Hanley, DA., Hodsman, A., Josse, R., Jovaisas, A., Juby, A., Kaiser, SM., Karaplis, A., Kendler, D., Khan, A., Ngui, D., Olszynski, W., Ste-Marie, LG., Adachi, J,. Bisphosphonates for treatment of osteoporosis expected benefits, potential harms, and drug holidays. (2014) Canadian Family Physician. 60 (4): 324-333.
  • Alexandra Papaioannou, Suzanne Morin, Angela M. Cheung, Stephanie Atkinson, Jacques P. Brown, Sidney Feldman, David A. Hanley, Anthony Hodsman, Sophie A. Jamal, Stephanie M. Kaiser, Brent Kvern, Kerry Siminoski, William D. Leslie, for the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada. 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in Canada: summary. (2010) Canadian Medical Association Journal. 182(17): 1864-1873.
  • Khan, A., Leslie, W., Lentle, B., Iles, S., Kaiser, SM., Frame, H., Burrell, S., Cheung, A,. Atypical femoral fractures: A teaching perspective. (2014) Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 66(2):102-107.
  • Berger, C., Almohareb, O., Langsetmo, D., Kovacs, C., Josse, R., Adachi, J., Prior, J., Towheed, T., Davison, K., Kaiser, SM., Brown, J., Goltzman, D., Characteristics of hyperparathyroid states in the Canadian multicentre osteoporosis study (CaMos) and relationship to skeletal markers. (2015) Clinical Endocrinology. 82(3): 359-368.
  • Syed Ali Imran, Jitske Tiemensma, Stephanie M Kaiser, Michael Vallis, Steve Doucette, Ebad Abidi, Churn-Ern Yip, Barna De Tugwell, Ferhan Siddiqi, and David B Clarke. Morphometric changes correlate with poor psychological outcomes in patients with acromegaly. (2016) Eur J Endocrinol 174:41-50.

Memberships

  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Osteoporosis Society of Canada
  • International Bone and Mineral Society

Service & activity

  • President, Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism (2014–January 2016)
  • Chair, Specialty Committee of Endocrinology and Metabolism for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2004–2010)
  • Program Director, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Dalhousie University (2003–2013)
  • Member of Executive (1999–2000 and 2004–present) and co-chair of KT Committee, Scientific Advisory Council, Osteoporosis Canada (2012–present)
  • Surveyor for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2009–present)
  • Chair, Endocrinology Research Team, Nova Scotia Health Authority Central Zone (2007–present)

Selected awards & honours

  • The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Award (2012)
  • Educator of the Year Award, Canadian Society for Endocrinology & Metabolism (2009)
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