Michael Kayser, DO
Medical Geneticist, Medical Director Center for Genetics at Saint Francis
As a medical geneticist, Kayser specializes in inherited conditions. This involves genetic testing to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. “Genetic testing is a new tool showing great promise for personalizing health care and reducing disease burden,” he says. Kayser is considered an expert in alkaptonuria, a rare, inherited genetic disorder that results in a toxic acid accumulating in the blood and excreted in urine in large amounts. Kayser also sits on several local and state committees that promote clinical research to better understand and treat disease. When he looks to the future, Kayser says he wants his career to impact the medical profession. “I want to be a driving force for personalized medicine on a local, state and national level,” he says.