Biography & Education


"Given my training in both clinical medicine and basic medical research, my goal is to apply the latest in medical knowledge and technology to the treatment of my patient’s problems. Additionally, I believe that a gentle and compassionate approach is equally important in achieving good results. I have always felt that listening is the most important skill a doctor can have and every patient I see receives my full attention and my genuine commitment to provide them with the best care possible."

Dr. Kaynard received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan and later completed his Medical Doctorate at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He finished his internal medicine internship and residency at OHSU and later finished his gastroenterology fellowship also at OHSU. Dr. Kaynard brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology West, including the Edward S. Hayes Gold-Headed Cane Award--the highest award given to a graduating medical student from OHSU. He is also a member of several organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology and the Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Kaynard volunteers for the Portland Habitat for Humanity and the Wallace Medical Concern, a non-profit agency that provides free health care for low-income, inner-city residents.

Areas of expertise

Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Disease of the Liver and Biliary Tract, Deep Small Intestinal Endoscopy

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1976-1981
  • Ph.D., Physiology, Ph.D. Graduate Program, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1981-1986
  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1993-1997
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1997-1998
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1998-2000
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2000-2003
  • English

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Gastroenterology West at Barnes Road
9701 SW Barnes Road
Suite 300
Portland , OR 97225


Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Services Provided