Bob Kiser, MD, MBA, MA, MSS, FAAFP


Dr. Bob Kiser was born in Tachikawa AFB, Japan into a career Army family. After graduating from Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida, he attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he earned an undergraduate degree in Biology and the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he was awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1978. He has also earned a Master of Arts in Social Science from Pacific Lutheran University in 1993, a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College in 2004, a Master in Business Administration degree from Western Governors University in 2006, and a Master of Ministry degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary in 2007.

Dr. Kiser has also had the privilege to serve as the Commanding Officer at the United States Naval Hospital Guam, a community hospital in the Western Pacific; the Surgeon for the United States Pacific Fleet; and the Commander of Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, a large academic medical center and multi-specialty teaching hospital. Most recently he served as the inaugural Commandant of the newly established Medical Education & Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, bringing together a mixture of service cultures and training programs to enhance training and establishing a new higher standard for medical enlisted education for all of the uniformed services.

He joined the faculty of the University of the Incarnate Word in September 2012, having enjoyed previous academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Texas A&M University, and the University of Washington. He has published and lectured widely on various topics, including ethics, medical humanities, evidence based healthcare, and change management.