Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD


Stephen C. Kaufman

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Office Phone 612-626-0706



Medical School, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans

Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI (Ophthalmology)

Fellowship, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans (Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery)


Dr. Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD is a Professor and Vice – Chairman of Ophthalmology, the Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery and the Director of the Cornea Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota. He was the Medical Director of the Refractive Surgery Program at the Henry Ford Health System, a member of the Board of Directors of the Cornea Society and Eye Bank Association of America Dr. Kaufman is the Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Cornea Knowledge Base Committee, is the Co-Chairman of the Midwest Cornea Association, on the Board of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and is an associate Medical Director of the Minnesota Lions Gift of Sight Eye Bank.

He conducts research in many areas of Ophthalmology and he has lectured at numerous national and international Ophthalmology meetings over his more than 2 decade career in Ophthalmology; such as: The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, The European Cornea Society and The Current Concepts in Ophthalmology meetings. Dr. Kaufman is the editor of 2 cornea textbooks, is on the editorial board of 2 ophthalmic journals, has published 11 chapters on cornea and refractive surgery and has more than 400 publications and presentations to his name. He is a HEED Ophthalmology Fellow, received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Medical Association Achievement Award, An NIH Physician Scientist Award, National Academy of Science Award, America’s Top Ophthalmologists Award, Super Doctors Award for New York City, New York State Research Award and others.



  • Corneal surgery and diseaseAnterior segment surgery and diseaseLASIK and refractive surgeryTreatment of medical and surgical anterior segment complicationsOphthalmic research

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