Temple School of Podiatric Medicine
Coast Plaza Doctor's Hospital
- American Board of Podiatric Surgery
- Certified Foot Surgery
- American Podiatric Medical Association
- Fellow – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Q. How did you become interested in medicine?
A. My younger brother whom is now an invasive cardiologist once suggested podiatric surgery and here I am!
Q. What are common conditions you treat? Is there anything patients can do to avoid developing their conditions?
A. I treat most conditions of the foot and ankle but I have always enjoyed second opinions with revisional/corrective surgery.
Q. What do you like best about working with your patients?
A. I simply enjoy making people better.
Q. What do you like best about working for OAA?
A. I greatly enjoy being part of a team. OAA is a team that takes pride in providing excellent medical and surgical care.
Q. How did you come to live in the Lehigh Valley?
A. I was originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA but had a private practice here in Allentown for 15 years before joining OAA.
Q. If you were not a Foot and Ankle Surgeon, what would you be doing?
A. I don't know for sure but at times I feel as if politics would be a good fit.
Q. Of what achievements are you especially proud?
A. I am particularly proud of my family. I would hope that I have and continue to be a good role model for my two children, showing integrity and consideration to others.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Kaufman attended King's College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1991.
Dr. Kaufman completed his surgical training on the foot and ankle at Coast Plaza Doctor's Hospital in Norwalk, California, where he gained expertise in foot and ankle surgery, as well as arthroscopic and endoscopic surgical techniques.
Dr. Kaufman has a strong interest in second opinions and revisional surgery. He maintains expertise in foot and ankle pathology and has been closely involved with the medical and surgical education of podiatric surgical residents at St. Luke’s University Hospital. Dr. Kaufman has been invited faculty to lecture on foot and ankle reconstructive surgery with regard to the use of medical devices in foot and ankle reconstruction, and has served as expert faculty for skilled lab workshops.
As part of his commitment to providing quality health care to his patients, Dr. Kaufman routinely attends seminars dealing with the latest developments in foot and ankle surgery. He has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery for over twenty-three years.
Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and recently passed the recertification process for the second time. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.