David Myland Kaufman, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was graduated from the medical school of the University of Chicago and completed training in internal medicine and then neurology at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) hospitals. During his residency, Dr. Kaufman originated the nation-wide course, which he still directs, Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists. More than 25,500 psychiatry residents and attendings have attended the course, which has served as the basis for his classic textbook, Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists, (Elsevier) currently in its eighth edition and available in Italian, Japanese, and Spanish translations. He is also a co-editor of Child and Adolescent Neurology for Psychiatrists (Lippincott).
Dr. Kaufman has also been a visiting professor at Ben Gurion University, Yale University, Pritzger / University of Chicago, and other American medical schools, and U.S. Naval Medical Centers, as well as a frequent lecturer at AECOM. He is a member of medical school's Leo M. Davidoff Society for excellence in teaching.
In addition to his educational role at AECOM hospitals, Dr. Kaufman in partnership with Dr. Michael Swerdlow founded the quintessential neurology faculty practice K&S at Montefiore Hospital. K&S is the largest and longest surviving faculty practice in the institution. Drs. Kaufman and Swerdlow also give neurology consultation and attending rounds and supervise neurology clinics at Montefiore. In the clinics and faculty practice, Dr. Kaufman concentrates on the neurologic aspects of psychiatric illness and movement disorders. He works closely with the psychiatrists and, for botulinum treatment of certain dystonias, the neuromuscular group. Dr. Kaufman is the 2007 recipient of Montefiore's Staff and Alumni award for outstanding service.