Dr. Stuart S Kaufman, MD

Dr. Stuart S. Kaufman, MD

Dr. Stuart S. Kaufman, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (877) 680-8194

Contact this Provider:

  • Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Hepatology
Conditions I Treat
  • cirrhosis
  • intestinal failure (if)
  • liver failure
  • portal hypertension
  • short bowel syndrome
Procedures I Perform
  • combined transplant (intestine-liver)
  • intestine transplant
  • liver transplant
  • living donor liver transplant
About the Provider

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.
Dr. Kaufman's Philosophy of Care
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.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Nebraska Medical Center (1983)
  • Fellowship Program: Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center (1983)
  • Residency Program: DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan (1981)
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School Of Medicine (1978)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Kaufman SS. Short bowel syndrome. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, Kay M, editors. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 5th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016; Chapter 35, p.405-417.
  • Kaufman SS, Green KY, Korba BE. Treatment of norovirus infections: moving antivirals from the bench to the bedside. Antiviral Res 2014;105:80-91.
  • Matsumoto CS, Kaufman SS, Island ER, et al. Hepatic explant pathology of pediatric intestinal transplant recipients previously treated with omega-3 fatty acid lipid emulsion. J Pediatr 2014;165:59-64.
  • Kaufman SS, Pehlivanova M, Fennelly EM, et al. Predicting liver failure in parenteral nutrition-dependent short bowel syndrome of infancy.  J Pediatr 2010;156:580-585.

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-3700
    Fax: 877-680-8192

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital