Dr. Stuart S. Kaufman, MD

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Dr. Stuart S. Kaufman, MD

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(202) 444-3700

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After being involved in organ transplantation for infants and children for over 30 years, I have two main operating principles. First, I think that the answer to most medical and related questions about a patient tends literally to lie with the patient at the bedside. Second, in the care of children with complex digestive problems and transplants, parents and other loved ones must be welcomed as key members of the healthcare team, participating in both the making of the decisions and the carrying-out of plans.Read more

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Dr. Kaufman is Medical Director of Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. A pediatric gastroenterologist...Read more

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Dr.Kaufman is the best doctor ever!!! When my daughter needed a liver transplant I was so scared and desperate,.the very first time I met dr Kaufman in the pediateric ICU I knew he was the miracle doctor I was praying for. I credit Dr. Kaufman,the Georgetown team and God for my daughter's life. Dr Kauffman is on of the best if not the best hepatolgist.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Transplant Hepatology

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Celiac Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Enteritis
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Liver Disease (Except Cancer, Hepatitis and Cirrhosis)
  • Nausea
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Viral Enteritis

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Paracentesis

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State Univ Som

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Childrens Hospital Of Michigan

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Childrens Hospital Of Michigan

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    U Nebr Mc

    Completed in 1984

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  • English

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  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology and Pediatrics
  • Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kaufman is Medical Director of Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  A pediatric gastroenterologist by training, Dr. Kaufman has managed the medical care of pediatric patients with advanced liver diseases and liver transplants for over 30 years and intestinal transplants for over 20 years.  Dr. Kaufman has also had a career-long focus in intestinal failure management and its complications, including intestinal failure-associated liver disease.  Current research interests include alternative intravenous lipid emulsions in intestinal failure and the application of intestinal growth factor therapy to pediatric short bowel syndrome.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, and book chapters on these topics. 

 

A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Kaufman completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Michigan followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  

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Dr. Kaufman's Care Philosophy

After being involved in organ transplantation for infants and children for over 30 years, I have two main operating principles.  First, I think that the answer to most medical and related questions about a patient tends literally to lie with the patient at the bedside.  Second, in the care of children with complex digestive problems and transplants, parents and other loved ones must be welcomed as key members of the healthcare team, participating in both the making of the decisions and the carrying-out of plans.