The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine World Medicine Pathway was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Andrew B. Kaufman.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Kaufman is a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine alumnus of the Class of 1965. He retired as president and partner of Midwest Neurosurgery Associates, a private neurosurgery practice in Kansas City, MO.
Over the span of a decade, he spent one month of each year volunteering in Ethiopia to rejuvenate a dormant neurosurgery residency program. The program grew from three residents to more than 40 and is now the most popular residency in the country. He lectured at the Addis Ababa University School of Medicine and performed surgeries as well as taught techniques at several hospitals throughout the city.
Dr. Kaufman also worked with the residency programs of Gondar College of Medicine in Gondar, Ethiopia and the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. He taught and performed procedures for trigeminal neuralgia at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and was a visiting professor at the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas "Gral Calixto Garcia Íñiguez” in Havana, Cuba.
Dr. Kaufman is an avid cyclist, skier, and world traveler. He shares those passions with his wife, Lynn, their two daughters, Karen (MD,1997) and Janet, and their grandchildren.