Dr. Kaufman received his medical degree from SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was chief resident. Since completing his training, he has practiced and served as an administrator in NYC area emergency departments. He is currently medical director of an emergency department in the greater New York area. Prior to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Kaufman underwent training in internal medicine and hematology-oncology. Before beginning his training in emergency medicine, he was considered a key opinion leader in research and clinical practice treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He has more than 40 publications, including a series of seven medical training books. Dr. Kaufman has board certifications in internal medicine, emergency medicine, hematology and oncology. In his spare time, he directs a disaster-preparedness training program in Latin America.