David Kaufman, DO, is a longtime Spartan,professor and founding chair of the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Affairs with the Office of Health Sciences at MSU. He has served asa practicing neuro-ophthalmologist at Michigan State University for over three decades, helping train 70fellowsin neuro-ophthalmology and earning more than 25 MSUteaching awards.During the fall, you can find himon the sidelines as a neurologist for MSU Football.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kaufman’s research and clinical interestshave included using the afferent visual system and electrophysiology to assess prognosis and early therapeutic strategies for brain disease such as multiple sclerosis and stroke. He hasbeen cited in “Best Doctors” in neurology multiple times, secured18years of sustained NIHfunding,and participatedon the executive committee of multiple clinical trials.
In addition, Dr. Kaufmanhas more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts focused on neuro-ophthalmology including several publications on mild traumatic brain injury. More recently he has focused on sports concussion and the development of radiographic biomarkers to assistwith prognosis (fMRI scanning).
Dr. Kaufman received his bachelor’s degree from the Universityof Wisconsin and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as a resident and fellow at the Universityof Wisconsin. He was a Harvard Clinical Research Fellow while obtaining his neuro-ophthalmology training at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Among many other responsibilities, Dr. Kaufman is helping to strengthen collaborationacross the health colleges and MSU Health Care. He is fostering an environment that supports the clinical, education and research goals of every practitioner. He also strives to foster the growth of the academicpractice, and be the bringer of health, hope and healing to the people of Michigan.