Bruce A. Kaufman, MD
- Neurosciences - Children's Wisconsin
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Neurosurgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 1982-1988
MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1982
Dr. Kaufman is an attending pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Wisconsin. He was the chief and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2000 through 2016, when he passed on the leadership to Dr. Sean Lew. During his tenure as Chief, Dr. Kaufman assembled a highly qualified team of pediatric neurosurgical providers, all with special expertise in pediatric neurosurgery. The group provides all forms of surgical treatment for pediatric neurological problems.
He was trained at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland Ohio) and is board certified in both Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He has been President of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chair of the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery (of the AANS/CNS), and is currently a board member of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Dr. Kaufman has focused his clinical interest in the surgical treatment of spasticity, hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism. He remains involved in the care of pediatric brain tumors and pediatric neurological trauma. He has also authored many journal articles and chapters, and remains actively involved in clinical research and outcomes involving hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations, and spasticity.
Honors and Awards
Hydrocephalus, Congenital malformations, Outcomes analysis
Complications and outcomes of posterior fossa decompression with duraplasty versus without duraplasty for pediatric patients with Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia: a study from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
(Akbari SHA, Yahanda AT, Ackerman LL, Adelson PD, Ahmed R, Albert GW, Aldana PR, Alden TD, Anderson RCE, Bauer DF, Bethel-Anderson T, Bierbrauer K, Brockmeyer DL, Chern JJ, Couture DE, Daniels DJ, Dlouhy BJ, Durham SR, Ellenbogen RG, Eskandari R, Fuchs HE, Grant GA, Graupman PC, Greene S, Greenfield JP, Gross NL, Guillaume DJ, Hankinson TC, Heuer GG, Iantosca M, Iskandar BJ, Jackson EM, Jallo GI, Johnston JM, Kaufman BA, Keating RF, Khan NR, Krieger MD, Leonard JR, Maher CO, Mangano FT, McComb JG, McEvoy SD, Meehan T, Menezes AH, Muhlbauer MS, O'Neill BR, Olavarria G, Ragheb J, Selden NR, Shah MN, Shannon CN, Shimony JS, Smyth MD, Stone SSD, Strahle JM, Tamber MS, Torner JC, Tuite GF, Tyler-Kabara EC, Wait SD, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Park TS, Limbrick DD.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2022 Apr 15:1-13 PMID: 35426814 04/16/2022
Socioeconomic and demographic factors in the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia.
(Akbari SHA, Rizvi AA, CreveCoeur TS, Han RH, Greenberg JK, Torner J, Brockmeyer DL, Wellons JC, Leonard JR, Mangano FT, Johnston JM, Shah MN, Iskandar BJ, Ahmed R, Tuite GF, Kaufman BA, Daniels DJ, Jackson EM, Grant GA, Powers AK, Couture DE, Adelson PD, Alden TD, Aldana PR, Anderson RCE, Selden NR, Bierbrauer K, Boydston W, Chern JJ, Whitehead WE, Dauser RC, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG, Fuchs HE, Guillaume DJ, Hankinson TC, O'Neill BR, Iantosca M, Oakes WJ, Keating RF, Klimo P, Muhlbauer MS, McComb JG, Menezes AH, Khan NR, Niazi TN, Ragheb J, Shannon CN, Smith JL, Ackerman LL, Jea AH, Maher CO, Narayan P, Albert GW, Stone SSD, Baird LC, Gross NL, Durham SR, Greene S, McKinstry RC, Shimony JS, Strahle JM, Smyth MD, Dacey RG, Park TS, Limbrick DD.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021 Dec 03:1-10 PMID: 34861643 12/04/2021
Radiological and clinical predictors of scoliosis in patients with Chiari malformation type I and spinal cord syrinx from the Park-Reeves Syringomyelia Research Consortium.
(Strahle JM, Taiwo R, Averill C, Torner J, Shannon CN, Bonfield CM, Tuite GF, Bethel-Anderson T, Rutlin J, Brockmeyer DL, Wellons JC, Leonard JR, Mangano FT, Johnston JM, Shah MN, Iskandar BJ, Tyler-Kabara EC, Daniels DJ, Jackson EM, Grant GA, Couture DE, Adelson PD, Alden TD, Aldana PR, Anderson RCE, Selden NR, Baird LC, Bierbrauer K, Chern JJ, Whitehead WE, Ellenbogen RG, Fuchs HE, Guillaume DJ, Hankinson TC, Iantosca MR, Oakes WJ, Keating RF, Khan NR, Muhlbauer MS, McComb JG, Menezes AH, Ragheb J, Smith JL, Maher CO, Greene S, Kelly M, O'Neill BR, Krieger MD, Tamber M, Durham SR, Olavarria G, Stone SSD, Kaufman BA, Heuer GG, Bauer DF, Albert G, Greenfield JP, Wait SD, Van Poppel MD, Eskandari R, Mapstone T, Shimony JS, Dacey RG, Smyth MD, Park TS, Limbrick DD.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Aug 16:1-8 PMID: 31419800 08/17/2019
Split laminotomy versus conventional laminotomy: postoperative outcomes in pediatric patients.
(Arocho-Quinones EV, Kolimas A, LaViolette PS, Kaufman BA, Foy AB, Zwienenberg M, Lew SM.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jun;21(6):615-625 PMID: 29570034 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048239774 03/24/2018
An Optimized Voriconazole Dosing Strategy to Achieve Therapeutic Serum Concentrations in Children Younger than 2 Years Old.
(Zembles TN, Thompson NE, Havens PL, Kaufman BA, Huppler AR.) Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Oct;36(10):1102-1108 PMID: 27548272 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84990831275 08/23/2016
Letter to the Editor: Nonpenetrating titanium clips for dural closure during spinal surgery.
(Lew SM, Matthews AE, Kaufman BA, Zwienenberg M.) J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jun;24(6):997-8 PMID: 26895530 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85021853598 02/20/2016
Noninvasive measurement of cerebrospinal fluid flow using an ultrasonic transit time flow sensor: a preliminary study.
(Pennell T, Yi JL, Kaufman BA, Krishnamurthy S.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar;17(3):270-7 PMID: 26565943 11/14/2015
Position statement on fetal myelomeningocele repair.
(Cohen AR, Couto J, Cummings JJ, Johnson A, Joseph G, Kaufman BA, Litman RS, Menard MK, Moldenhauer JS, Pringle KC, Schwartz MZ, Walker WO Jr, Warf BC, Wax JR, MMC Maternal-Fetal Management Task Force.) Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;210(2):107-11 PMID: 24055581 09/24/2013
Introduction: neural tube defects.
(Robinson S, Kaufman BA, Jane JA Jr, Park TS.) Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Oct;33(4):Introduction PMID: 23025447 10/03/2012
Minicraniotomy versus bur holes for evacuation of chronic subdural collections in infants-a preliminary single-institution experience.
(Klimo P Jr, Matthews A, Lew SM, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Kaufman BA.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov;8(5):423-9 PMID: 22044363 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80655145852 11/03/2011
Spinal dural closure with nonpenetrating titanium clips in pediatric neurosurgery.
(Kaufman BA, Matthews AE, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Lew SM.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Oct;6(4):359-63 PMID: 20887109 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77957907541 10/05/2010
Modified osteoplastic orbitozygomatic craniotomy in the pediatric population.
(Miller ML, Kaufman BA, Lew SM.) Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jul;24(7):845-50 PMID: 18236050 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-44649190696 02/01/2008