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David Charles Kaufman, M.D.
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Surgery, Thoracic (SMD)

Assoc Dean/Student Advising - Offices of Medical Education (SMD)

Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD) - Joint

Professor - Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics (SMD) - Joint

Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD) - Joint

Professor - Department of Urology (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1992 - 1993

Fellowship, Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1991 - 1993

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1990 - 1991

Residency, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Nephrology GME. 1988 - 1990

Internship, Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Nephrology GME. 1987 - 1988

Education

MD | NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn. 1986

Awards

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2016 for excellence in teaching. 2016

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2015 for excellence in teaching. 2015

Gold Medal Teaching Award, awarded by the 2013-2014 University of Rochester Medical School student body. 2014

Presidential Citation, awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the SCCM. 2013

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2012 for excellence in teaching. 2012

Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Medical Student Teaching, awarded by the Class of 2013. 2012

Harry L. Segal Prize, awarded by the Class of 2012 for excellence in third year teaching. 2011

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, awarded by the Class of 2011. 2011

Excellence Award for Physicians, awarded by University of Rochester Medical Center Board. 2010

Nominated for Glaser AAMC Teaching Award. 2010

Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Medical Student Teaching, awarded by the Class of 2011. 2010

Grenvik Award for Family Ethics, awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 2009

Presidential Citation, awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the SCCM. 2009

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2008 for excellence in teaching. 2008

Seymour I. Schwartz Faculty Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the Department of Surgery for excellence in teaching. 2008

Harry L. Segal Prize, awarded by the Class of 2009 for excellence in third year teaching. 2008

Seymour I. Schwartz Faculty Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the Department of Surgery for excellence in teaching. 2007

Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Medical Student Teaching, Class of 2008. 2007

Presidential Citation, awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the SCCM. 2007

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2006 for excellence in teaching. 2006

Herbert W. Mapstone Prize, awarded by the Class of 2008 for excellence in teaching. 2006

Harry L. Segal Prize, awarded by the Class of 2007 for Excellence in Third Year Teaching. 2006

Presidential Citation, awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for outstanding contributions to the SCCM. 2006

Keith Miner Ford Award, awarded by the Class of 2004 for excellence in teaching. 2004

Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha by the Class of 2004. 2004

Humanism in Medicine Award Nominee by AAMC Office of Student Representatives. 2004

Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Medical Student Teaching, Class of 2005. 2003

The Herbert W. Mapstone Prize, awarded by the Class of 2004 for excellence in teaching. 2002

Commendation for Excellence in Second Year Medical Student Teaching, Class of 2003. 2001

Outstanding Service Award, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Unit. 1998

Dr. Elmer E. Hinton Book Award, New England Deaconess Hospital. 1989

Publications

Journal Articles

Determining the Risk of Elevated Digoxin Concentrations Following Loading Dose in Patients With Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Young MR, Rappaport SH, Belz S, Kaufman DC, Haas CE

The Annals of pharmacotherapy.. 2023 April 12 :10600280231163256. Epub 04/12/2023.

Acid-base effects of continuous infusion furosemide in clinically stable surgical ICU patients: an analysis based on the Stewart model.

Connor KA, Conn K, Kaufman DC, Haas CE

Clinical and experimental nephrology.. 2020 June 24 (6):541-546. Epub 03/09/2020.

TIPS performed in a patient with complete portal vein thrombosis.

Sharma AK, Kaufman DC

Radiology case reports.. 2017 June 12 (2):327-330. Epub 02/20/2017.

TIPS Performed in a Patient with Complete Portal Vein Thrombosis

Sharma AK; Kaufman DC.

Radiology Case Reports. 2017; 12(2): 327-330.

Relative bioavailability of orally administered fosphenytoin sodium injection compared with phenytoin sodium injection in healthy volunteers.

Kaucher KA, Acquisto NM, Rao GG, Kaufman DC, Huntress JD, Forrest A, Haas CE

Pharmacotherapy.. 2015 May 35 (5):482-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Relative Bioavailability of Orally Administered Fosphenytoin Sodium Injection Compared with Phenytoin Sodium Injection in Healthy Volunteers

Kaucher KA; Acquisto NM; Rao GG; Kaufman DC; Huntress JD; Forrest A; Haas CE.

Pharmacotherapy. 2015; 35(5): 482-488.

Diagnosis of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Following Central Line Placement

Peterson L; Kaufman D.

Critical Care Medicine. 2014; 42(12): 1213.

Trying Times

Wayne NM; Kaufman D.

Critical Connections. 2014; 13(4): 12-13.

Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Design

Thompson DR; Hamilton DK; Cadenhead CD; Swoboda SM; Schwindel SM; Anderson DC; Schmitz EV; St. Andre AC; Axon DC; Harrell JW; Harvey MA; Howard A; Kaufman DC; Petersen C.

Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 40(5): 1586-1600.

Pay for Performance: 10 Things You Should Know

Jones R; Kaufman D.

Critical Connections. 2010; 9(6): 25-26.

Pay for Performance in Critical Care: An Executive Summary of the Position Paper by the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Egol A; Shander A; Kirkland L; Wall MH; Dorman T; Dasta J; Bagwell S; Kaufman D; Matthews P; Greenwald BM; Herr DL; Stavish C; Thompson C; Fahy BG.

Critical Care Medicine. 2009; 37(9): 2625-2631.

Colistin Pharmacokinetics in the Presence of Renal and Liver Disease

Haas CE; Kaufman D; Yohonn L; Forrest A; Tsuji B; Li J; Nation R.

Critical Care Medicine. 2009; 37: A402.

Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a consensus statement by the American College [corrected] of Critical Care Medicine.

Truog RD, Campbell ML, Curtis JR, Haas CE, Luce JM, Rubenfeld GD, Rushton CH, Kaufman DC,

Critical care medicine.. 2008 March 36 (3):953-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

A prospective evaluation of propylene glycol clearance and accumulation during continuous infusion lorazepam in critically ill patients

Nelsen, JL; Haas, CE; Habtemariam, B; Kaufman, DC; Partridge, A; Welle, S; Forrest, A.

Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2008; 23(3): 184-194.

The Final Diagnosis: Brain Death

Kaufman, D.

Critical Connections. 2004; 3(5): 11.

Two third-year medical student-level laboratory shock exercises without large animals.

Koniaris LG, Kaufman D, Zimmers TA, Wang N, Spitalnik PF, Henson L, Miller-Graziano C, Sitzmann JV

Surgical infections.. 2004 5 (4):343-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cytochrome P450 3A4 activity after surgical stress.

Haas CE, Kaufman DC, Jones CE, Burstein AH, Reiss W

Critical care medicine.. 2003 May 31 (5):1338-46. Epub 1900 01 01.

Early Fluid Resuscitation and Outcome in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.

Michaud I; Pietropaoli AP; Trawick DR; LaFaro M; Kaufman DC; Hamden A; Apostolakos MJ.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 167(7): A551.

Effects of metronidazole on hepatic CYP3A4 activity.

Haas CE, Kaufman DC, DiCenzo RC

Pharmacotherapy.. 2001 October 21 (10):1192-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Alcohol withdrawal after open aortic surgery.

Illig KA, Eagleton M, Kaufman D, Lyden SP, Shortell CK, Waldman D, Green RM

Annals of vascular surgery.. 2001 May 15 (3):332-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of PGG-glucan on the rate of serious postoperative infection or death observed after high-risk gastrointestinal operations. Betafectin Gastrointestinal Study Group.

Dellinger EP, Babineau TJ, Bleicher P, Kaiser AB, Seibert GB, Postier RG, Vogel SB, Norman J, Kaufman D, Galandiuk S, Condon RE

Archives of surgery.. 1999 September 134 (9):977-83. Epub 1900 01 01.

Adjustment of nutrition support with continuous hemodiafiltration in a critically ill patient

Kaufman, DC; Haas, CE; Spencer, S; Veverbrants, E.

Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 1999; 14: 120-123.

Adjustment of Nutrition Support with Continuous Hemodiafiltration in a Critically Ill Patient

Kaufman D; Haas C; Spencer S; Veverbrants G.

Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 1999; 14: 120-123.

Antibiotic susceptibility in the surgical intensive care unit compared with the hospital-wide antibiogram.

Kaufman D, Haas CE, Edinger R, Hollick G

Archives of surgery.. 1998 October 133 (10):1041-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Early Fluid Resuscitation and Outcome in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.

Michaud I, Pietropaoli AP, Trawick DR, LaFaro M, Kaufman DC, Hamden A, Apostolakos MJ.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 167(7): A551.

Books

Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care (2017)

Chapter: Ethical Controversies in Critical Care

Authors: Kaufman D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2017

Textbook of Critical Care (2017)

Chapter: Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Authors: Turner CD, Kaufman D

Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2017

Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care (2017)

Authors: LaRosa JA; Kaufman D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2017

Crical Care Pharmacotherapy (2016)

Chapter: Acid-Base Disorders

Authors: Haas CE, Kaufman DC

Publisher: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2016

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2014)

Chapter: What is Brain Death and How is it Different from the Persistent Vegetative State?

Authors: Kaufman D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2014

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2014)

Chapter: What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2014

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2014)

Chapter: Why Should I Be Interested in the Concept of a Humanistic Approach to End-of-Life Care?

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2014

Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care (2014)

Chapter: Ethics in the ICU: A Primer

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2014

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2014)

Authors: Thompson DR; Kaufman D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2014

Textbook of Critical Care (2011)

Chapter: Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Authors: Mattingly AM, Kaufman D.

Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2011

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guideline from the ACCM Ethics Committee (2009)

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2009

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2009)

Chapter: What is the Persistent Vegetative State, and is it Different from Brain Death?

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2009

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide (2009)

Chapter: What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the Intensive Care Unit?

Authors: Kaufman, D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Prospect, IL 2009

Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome (2006)

Chapter: Solid Organ Transplant

Authors: Kaufman D, Jones CE

Publisher: McGraw Hill 2006

Critical Care: The Requisites in Anesthesiology (2005)

Chapter: Ethics in Critical Care

Authors: Kaufman D, Spike J

Publisher: Elsevier Science, New York City 2005

Textbook of Critical Care (2005)

Chapter: Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Authors: Michaud I, Kaufman D

Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia 2005

Principles of Critical Care (2005)

Chapter: Acid-Base Balance

Authors: Kaufman D, Kitchling AJ, Kellum JA

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York City 2005

Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guideline from the ACCM Ethics Committee (2005)

Authors: Kaufman D

Publisher: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2005

The Intensive Care Manual (2001)

Chapter: Approach to Endocrine Disease

Authors: Kaufman D

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York City 2001

The Rochester Manual: Practical Patient Care (1996)

Chapter: Airway and Ventilator Management

Authors: Goldman N, Kaufman D

Publisher: Laennec Publishing Co., New Jersey 1996

The Rochester Manual: Practical Patient Care (1996)

Chapter: Acid-Base Disorders

Authors: Kaufman D

Publisher: Laennec Publishing Co., New Jersey 1996