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David C. Kaufman, M.D.

Surgery

Clinical Interests

Thoracic, Foregut

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-1841

Appointment: (585) 273-1841

Fax: (585) 756-4411

Office: (585) 273-1911

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Biography

Professional Background

David Kaufman, M.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowships in both Critical Care and Medical Ethics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman joined the Department of Surgery in 1993 and has been Chair of the first and second year Medical School Instruction Committee since 2006, Director of Bed and Bench Clerkship since 2005, and Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Until since 1999. His areas of special interest include ethics and infection control.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1983
BA | Wesleyan University
Arts & Sciences

1987
MD | Boston University Sch Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical at New England Deaconess Hospital

09/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital

09/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

09/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

01/01/1992 - 12/31/1993
Fellowship in at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Awards

2007
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

2006
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

2004
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

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

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

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

1998
Outstanding Service Award, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Unit

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/2008
Truog RD, Campbell ML, Curtis JR, Haas CE, Luce JM, Rubenfeld GD, Rushton CH, Kaufman DC, . "Recommendations for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a consensus statement by the American College [corrected] of Critical Care Medicine." Critical care medicine.. 2008 Mar 0; 36(3):953-63.

2004
Kaufman, D. "The Final Diagnosis: Brain Death". Critical Connections. 2004; 3(5): 11.

2004
Koniaris LG, Kaufman D, Zimmers TA, Wang N, Spitalnik PF, Henson L, Miller-Graziano C, Sitzmann JV. "Two third-year medical student-level laboratory shock exercises without large animals." Surgical infections.. 2004 5(4):343-8.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Solid Organ Transplant
Book Title: Perioperative Medicine: Managing for Outcome
Author List: Kaufman D, Jones CE
Edited By: Newman MF, Fleisher LA, Fink MP
Published By: McGraw Hill2006

2005
Chapter Title: Ethics in Critical Care
Book Title: Critical Care: The Requisites in Anesthesiology
Author List: Kaufman D, Spike J
Edited By: Papadakos P
Published By: Elsevier Science2005 in New York City

2005
Chapter Title: Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
Book Title: Textbook of Critical Care
Author List: Michaud I, Kaufman D
Edited By: Fink MP, Abraham E, Vincent JL, Kochanek P
Published By: Elsevier Saunders2005 in Philadelphia

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