David L. Kaufmann, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Chief, Neurosurgery, UPMC Mercy

David L. Kaufmann, MD, 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.

Community Clinic Sites:

UPMC Mercy
1350 Locust Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

UPMC West Mifflin
1907 Lebanon Church Rd.
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spinal decompression and fusion surgery; complex spine surgery; brain and spine trauma; brain tumors; neurosurgical treatment of pain.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Mercy

Professional Organization Membership

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