David Kaufmann, MD

David Kaufmann, MD

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet David Kaufmann, MD

Dr. David Kaufmann is clinical assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, cerebral aneurysms, and brain tumors. Dr. Kaufmann received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed a surgical internship at 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 Neurological Society.

Dr. Kaufmann is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How David Kaufmann, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Meningioma
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Canal and Cerebellum Conditions
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations


  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ)
  • Dynamic Lumbar Spine Stabilization
  • Hydrocephalus Shunts
  • Intrathecal Pain (Pump) Therapy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About David Kaufmann, MD

  • Dr. Kaufmann Was very thoughtful, compassionate, and patient to all the questions I had for him, on my visit. Very easy to understand answers and also recommended me to four new specialist. Very good neurosurgeon!
    — UPMC Patient
  • He's an amazing surgeon and is very good at listening and addressing my concerns. He is patient even when I have a lot of questions. I am very happy with my doctor!
    — UPMC Patient
  • Lumbar surgery 2 days ago has apparently eliminated the unbearable chronic back and leg pain that has plagued me over the past several weeks and for that, I am eternally grateful to Dr Kaufmann and his Staff.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr Kaufmann took me in really fast although I was 2 hours early. He seemed to be truly concerned on my condition explained everything in detail and he seems like a very genuine person. Thanks for the great service. Dr. Kaufmann made me feel very comfortable during my appointment.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for David Kaufmann, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for David Kaufmann, MD

UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust Street
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Primary Location:

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

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

Additional Locations

800 Plaza Drive
Suite 160
Rostraver, PA 15012
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UPMC Mercy Brentwood
4190 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.