About Dr. Kaufman

J. Kevin Kaufman, MD, FACS

J. Kevin Kaufman, MD, FACS

Dr. Kaufman offers multimodality, comprehensive treatment of the most complex spinal and peripheral nerve conditions. These treatments include everything from physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic manipulation, pain management – including injections, braces, stimulation, medications, and other types of non-surgical treatments as well as various surgical options, from minimally invasive microscopic spine surgeries to minimally invasive carpal tunnel & ulnar nerve surgery, to very extensive complex anterior and posterior instrumented fusions.

The medical professionals at J. Kevin Kaufman, MD, FACS, are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We encourage all our patients to become well-informed decision makers who fully understand any health conditions they face, along with the various treatment options available to them.

Curriculum Vitae

Birth Date: October 5, 1964

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
Bachelor of Science; Chemical Engineering
8/83 – 5/87

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Graduate Studies; Molecular Biology
8/89 – 5/90

West Virginia University School of Medicine (Honors)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Doctor of Medicine
8/90 – 5/94

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Indianapolis, Indiana
General Surgery
7/94 – 6/95

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Indianapolis, Indiana
Neurological Surgery
7/95 – 6/00 (Chief Resident 7/99 – 6/00)

Board Certification

Board: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Date: November 13, 2003 – December 31, 2013 Number: 23135


State: Texas    Number: L0318    Dates: 8/00 – Present
State: Indiana     Number: 01044797    Dates: 1994 – 6/30/01 (inactive)

Additional Certifications

Midas Rex Certification, September 1997
Basic & Advanced Microvascular Surgery Techniques, May 1999

Assistant New Business Manager, Engineering Sales Support
Molex Incorporated
Chicago, Illinois
June 1988 – July 1989

Assistant to Neurological Staff for Photography
Neurological Associated, Incorporated
Charleston, West Virginia
June 1987 – June 1988

Engineering Intern
Allison Gas Turbine, Division of General Motors
Indianapolis, Indiana
Summers 1984 and 1985

Awards, Honors, and Leadership

  • Medical School Class President, 1991–1992 and 1992-1993
  • West Virginia State Medical Association, Medical Student Section President, 1992-1993
  • AMA Annual Meeting Delegate, 1992; Alternate Delegate, 1993
  • Medical School Academic Honors
  • Van Liere Memorial Research Fellowship
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Tarrant County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • North American Spine Society

Adrienne Salm, Ph.D West Virginia University
Departments of Anatomy and Neurosurgery 1991 – 1992
Title: Van Liere Memorial Research Fellowship: “Effect of Vasopressin and Oxytocin On Astrocyte Proliferation”
Micro-dissection of neonatal rat brains and primary astrocyte cultures of supraoptic Nucleus, cortex and pituitary ⋅ Immunohistochemical and fluorescent labeling of bromo- deoxyuridine and glial fibrillary acidic protein · Subsequent determination of proliferation indices from various neurohumoral media.

Stephen Bloomfield, M.D. West Virginia University
Department of Neurosurgery 1991 – 1993
Title: Malignant Brain Tumors in Humans: A Geometrical Analysis and Attempt to Predict the Site of Future Tumor Regrowth Using Stereotactic Brain Biopsies And Measurements of Cellular Proliferation Potential
Stereotactically-guided biopsies of fresh human astrocytomas from three locations: Central tumor core, tumor margin and normal brain · Immunohistochemical staining of Various nuclear proliferation markers, such as, PCNA and K1-67.

Jerald Bernstein, Ph.D. George Washington University
Department of Neurosurgery July – August 1993
Title: Relationship of c-kit, c-met and c-neu proto-oncogene transmembrane lyrosine Kinase receptor protein expression to astrocytoma grade
Immunohistochemical staining of various grades of human astrocytoma cells for the Oncoproteins of c-kit, c-met and c-neu · Determine correlation of these oncoproteins (transmembrane lyrosine kinase receptors) to specific grades of astrocytomas utilizing Computer-assisted image analysis.


Peer Reviewed Articles

  • “Craniofacial Resection of Nasoseptal Chondrosarcoma,” Kaufman JK, Pritz MB, Righi PA, Surg. Neurol. (in press).

  • “Outcome of 51 Cases of Unilateral Locked Cervical facets: Interspinous Braided Cable for Lateral Mass Plate Fusion Compared with Interspinous Wire and Facet Wiring with Iliac Crest,” Shapiro SA, Kaufman JK, Snyder WS, et al., J. Neurosurg. 1999 (Spine 1)91:19-24.

  • “Metastatic Cardiac Angiosarcoma of the Cervical Spine,” Shapiro SA, Kaufman JK, et al, Spine 24 1999, (11):1156-1158.

  • “Ruptured Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm and Bilateral Chronic Subdural Hematomas,” Pritz MB, Kaufman JK, Surg. Neurol. 2001:55:123-5.

Published Abstracts

  • “Angiographic Anatomy of the Vein of Labbe. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Neurosurgical Surgeons and Canadian Neurosurgical Society,” Kaufman JK, Shah MV, Caldemeyer KS, J. Can. Neurosurg. Soc. 1996, 98-461, pg.76.

  • “Anterior Skull Base Resection for Carotid-ophthalmic Artery Aneurysms,” Kaufman JK, Pritz MB, Skull Base Surg. 9 1999, (Suppl 1):17.

Submitted Manuscripts

  • “Pituitary Apoplexy with Carotid Occlusion,” Kaufman JK, Shah MV, Abel TA, Azzarelli B, JNS (submitted for publication).

  • “Combined Neurosurgical/Interventional Radiologic Treatment of CavernousDural Fistulae after Failed Endovascular Embolization,” Kaufman JK, Horner TA, Leipzig TL, Payner T, Scott J, DeNardo A, (under final revision for submission to Journal of Neurosurgery).

  • “Angiographic Anatomy of the Vein of Labbe,” Kaufman JK, Shah MV, Caldemeyer KS, AJNR (submitted for publication).


  • “Effect of Vasopressin and Oxytocin on Astrocyte Proliferation,” Kaufman JK, Van Liere Memorial Research Presentation, Morgantown, WV, May 1992.

  • “Angiographic Anatomy of the Vein of Labbe,” Kaufman JK, Shah MV, Caldermeyer KS, Eighth Annual North American Skull Base Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 1997 And Indiana University Neurosurgery/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, October 1997.

  • “Angiographic Anatomy of the Vein of Labbe,” Kaufman JK, Shah MV, Caldemeyer KS, Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery andCanadian Neurosurgical Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 1997.

  • “Craniofacial Resection of Nasoseptal Chondrosarcoma,” Kaufman JK, Pritz MB, Righi PA, Eighth Annual International Interdisciplinary Congress on Skull Base Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, February 1998.

  • “Posterior Cervical Fusion with Lateral Mass Plates Versus Interspinous Wiring,” Kaufman JK, Shapiro SA, Snyder WS, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1998.

  • “Combined Neurosurgical/Interventional Radiologic Treatment of Cavernous Dural Fistulae After Failed Endovascular Embolization,” Kaufman JK, Horner TA, Leipzig TL, Payner T, Scott J, DeNardo A, AANS/CNS Joint Meeting on Cerebrovascular Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee, December 1999 and Neurosurgical Grand Rounds, Indiana University Medical Center, May 1999.

  • “Anterior Skull Base Resection for Carotid Ophthalmic Artery Aneurysms,” Kaufman JK, Pritz MB, Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Chicago, Illinois, May 1999.

  • “Biomaterial Applications in Neurosurgery,” Kaufman JK, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology (invited guest lecturer by President Samuel Hulbert), Terre Haute, Indiana, February 1998 and May 1999.

  • “Basics of Brain Anatomy,” Kaufman JK, Garden City Elementary School (invited guest lecturer), Indianapolis, Indiana, April 1998.