David L. Kaufmann, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Chief, Neurosurgery, UPMC Mercy
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.
Specialized Areas of Interest
Spinal decompression and fusion surgery; complex spine surgery; brain and spine trauma; brain tumors; neurosurgical treatment of pain.
Community Clinic Sites:
MonValley Health Plex
800 Plaza Drive
Rostraver, PA 15012
1350 Locust Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122
American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Professional Organization Membership
Allegheny County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
Education & Training
BA, Philosophy, Emory University, 1989
MA Candidate, Columbia University, 1990
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1994
Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, 2000
Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, 2000