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David L. Kaufmann, MD

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David L. Kaufmann, MD | UPMC Neurosurgeon

Clinical Assistant Professor

Neurological Surgery

Chief of Neurosurgery

Division of Neurosurgery, UPMC Mercy

Areas of Interest

  • Spinal decompression and fusion surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Brain and spine trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Neurosurgical treatment of pain


Dr. Kaufmann is clinical assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Chief of Neurosurgery at UPMC Mercy. He maintains a general neurosurgery practice with an emphasis on treating degenerative disorders of the spine and traumatic injuries of the brain and spine. He also has an interest in complex spinal reconstructive surgery for conditions involving spinal deformity and brain tumors.

Dr. Kaufmann received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed a general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He performed his neurosurgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center and the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in neurological surgery.

Dr. Kaufmann is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society.

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