Bruce A Kaufman, MD

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 2000
Medical director, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor and chief, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-6435
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)

Overview

Best Doctors 2013After his neurosurgery training in Cleveland Ohio, Dr. Kaufman completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago with Dr. David McLone. His first 10 years in practice was spent at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has been at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since 2000.

His pediatric neurosurgical practice includes general pediatric neurosurgery, but with particular interests in pediatric neuro-oncology (brain tumors, spinal cord tumors), craniosynostosis and craniofacial surgery, spinal dysplasia (spina bifida, tethered cords) and the surgical treatments for spasticity (rhizotomy and baclofen pumps).

Dr. Kaufman has been an active member of national neurosurgical and surgical organizations, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery (of the CNS/AANS), the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), the Section of Neurological Surgery (SONS) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Neurosurgery.

As the leader of the division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kaufman has tried to create a group that can handle all of the various problems in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He works as a part of a team – that includes other pediatric neurosurgeons, physician assistants, and nurses. Dr. Kaufman’s goal is that each patient can have their neurosurgical problems addressed at our institution, if not by him then by his team.

Certifications
Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain tumors
  • Craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorders
  • Epilepsy (vagal nerve stimulation)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Movement disorders (deep brain stimulation)
  • Spasticity (baclofen pump & selective dorsal rhizotomy)
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Spine tumors
  • Vascular diseases

Education & Awards

Education
  • 1982, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), MD
Residency
  • 1988, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) - Neurosurgery
Fellowship
  • 1989, Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) - Pediatric Neurosurgery
Awards
  • 1998 – 2013 – Best Doctors in America
  • President – American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (2010-2012)
  • Chair – Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery (of the American Association of Neurological Surgery/Congress of Neurological Surgery) (2013-2015)

Research & Publications

Publications