A native New Yorker, Dr. Kaufman began his career path when he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his internship at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, both in the Bronx. He earned a fellowship at the University of Miami School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. More recently, in 1997, he became a Certified Nutrition Support physician that acknowledges his specialized training and expertise in clinical nutrition.
Together with his colleagues at AGA, Dr. Kaufman was a co-investigator on over 100 clinical trials, assessing the effectiveness of emerging treatments for digestive and liver diseases. Current clinical trials for which he is the principle investigator include a promising new agent for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C and new agents for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease. He has special interest and knowledge in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), and was recognized as Physician of the Year by the Delaware Valley Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In 2010 Philadelphia Magazine named Dr. Kaufman a “Top Doc” in gastroenterology in southern New Jersey Dr. Kaufman is one of only two physicians in the region who use endoscopic ultrasound for the diagnosis and biopsy of lesions not accessible by routine gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dr. Kaufman is currently coordinating the development of a Celiac Diagnostic Center at AGA, including organizing a support group for affected individuals.
Active in the medical community, Dr. Kaufman served as Chief of Gastroenterology at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for more than 30 years, and is currently an attending physician there. He is also on staff at Betty Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Kaufman is the founder and co-owner of ACCESS Surgicenter in Egg Harbor Township, where he performs outpatient endoscopic procedures.