Dr. David Kaufman, MD

Dr. David Kaufman, MD

Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery  |  

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Dr. David Kaufman, MD is a joint replacement orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Lake Forest, IL. He has been practicing for 7 years. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

1000 N Westmoreland Rd

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Kaufman's Experience

Dr. Kaufman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaufman "I believe in healing the whole person. I partner with my patients to devise the right treatment plan to meet their health and lifestyle goals. My philosophy is to provide excellent, evidence-based care with compassion and precision."


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  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Kaufman does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Stanford University Hosps & Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kaufman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kaufman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Kaufman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaufman to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Kaufman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Round Lake, IL |
Dr. Kaufman is VERY knowledgeable and personalizes every situation. I was told by other medical specialists that my speedy recovery after meniscus surgery was due to Dr. Kaufman"s thorough work. Thank you!
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
I recently had Dr. Kaufman fixate my fractured femur. From the moment we met him it was evident that he listened extremely well to what had been going on and did a thorough assessment and then took the time to go through my MRI results. I met with other Orthopedic surgeons but he was the most focused on the best results and didn't take it for granted that it was a basic procedure. He followed up with a phone call at the hospital that night. Today was my 1 month follow up. He is the real deal!!!
in Libertyville, IL |
I'm so thankful that I had Dr. Kaufman handle my case. Ultimately, he needed to operate and the surgery was challenging/complicated. He listened, examined, tested, re tested, researched, collaborated; he did a thorough investigation of my situation. His extensive training, experience, knowledge, empathy and superior surgical skill combine to make him an excellent doctor/surgeon. In addition, he was attentive to my numerous questions and concerns. I HIGHLY recommend this outstanding doctor.
in Lake Bluff, IL |
Dr kaufman replaced my hip a few months ago. I recovered quickly and feel much better. My experience with Dr Kaufman and his team was excellent. He took time to explain options, x-rays, and expectations, and answers any questions you have. Office staff is great. Easy parking.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Kaufman is an amazing surgeon. I felt comfortable trusting him with my leg after I had a traumatic injury. The surgery was a success and he was available to contact anytime I had questions after surgery.
in Lake Forest, Illinois |
Dr. Kaufman was one of the most professional and understanding Dr. He explained everything and took his time, so I could understand, I can't say enough, he also explained the x-ray thoroughly and I will be going back for my TKR issues. ( needlessly to say, he helped me a lot!!) I now know a lot more about my knee than ever expected. I would surely recommend DR. Kaufman to my friends and relatives. He also helped me with the pain I was having in my knee.My therapist recommend him, and I'm glad!!
Dr. Kaufman is a very caring doctor. From the first visit he explained everything step by step to me and my family. The surgery went great. I left the hospital with clearly written instructions from him. A medication schedule included. He also wrote a personal letter to me. The follow up appointments have reinforced how much he cares about his patients. I feel I can call him with any concerns I may have. He truly has made a positive difference in my recovery.
in Highland Park, IL |
My friend recommended doctor Kaufman for my knee pain. During my office visit he was super attentive and listened to me. We discussed surgery but decided on an injection. I'm scared of needles but the injection was quick and mostly pain free! My knee has been feeling MUCH better for the last few weeks. I would highly recommend seeing him. Great doctor. A+++
in Lake Villa , IL |
Dr. Kaufman was extremely unprofessional. I was told I would not be helped because of my weight to which he replied "What are you 500 pounds". I am not 500 lbs. He told me to just go home and lose weight that my knee problem should go away. I fell down a flight of stairs and still can't walk or straighten my leg properly. I was told that normally he'd fit a patent with a hindged brace but I guess if your a woman that does not apply because of "Body Type". I would not recommend this man.
in Gurnee, IL |
Need a total knee replacement? You will not find a more qualified surgeon. My experience with Dr. Kaufman was amazing. The procedure and after care I received was absolutely more than I had hoped was possible. William Shoemaker 12/6/16
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kaufman accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care POS
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kaufman has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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