Dr. Kendler graduated from the MD program at the University of Toronto in 1977. After completing a rotating internship in Toronto, he practiced for several years in Canada, Botswana, and New Zealand. He returned to Internal Medicine training in 1983 in Christchurch, New Zealand and in 1984 joined the Internal Medicine program in Halifax, Canada. In 1985 he moved to Vancouver to complete Internal Medicine and Endocrinology training at the University of British Columbia. After a 2-year thyroid immunology Fellowship in New York, he returned to the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine where he is now a Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology). He has led osteoporosis programs at Children and Women’s Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital. He is the director of the Osteoporosis Centre of British Columbia and Prohealth Clinical Research, a major North American centre for clinical trials in the area of osteoporosis. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and Chairs the Western Osteoporosis Alliance. He is a Past-President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. He is a member of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and is co-Chair of the Western Osteoporosis Alliance. He has been awarded the John Bilezekian ISCD Global Leadership Award.. He was a founding member and has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Menopause Society. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on osteoporosis therapies, osteoporosis risk assessment technologies, and autoimmune thyroid disease.