Dr. Kaufmann received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology graduating cum laude from Southampton College, Long Island University, N.Y. in 1998. After relocating to Arizona, Dr. Kaufmann graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, AZ. Upon receiving his medical degree in 2003, Dr. Kaufmann joined a naturopathic group practice as an Associate Physician practicing Family Medicine at Scottsdale Natural Medicine and Healing Clinic before relocating to San Carlos, AZ in 2004 to become Medical Director for the San Carlos Apache Tribe Diabetes Prevention Program. In addition to Medical Director, Dr. Kaufmann was also the interim Community Outreach and Education Manager, Project Coordinator and co-author of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, a federally funded Community Directed grant. After leaving San Carlos in 2011, Dr. Kaufmann and his wife, Sandra Kay Kaufmann, created Tree of Life Natural Medicine, a Family Medicine clinic specializing in Naturopathic Mental Health.
Dr. Kaufmann is board licensed in Family Medicine by the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board.
Dr. Kaufmann is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He is also Board Member Treasurer for the National Center for Homeopathy and is on the Medical Advisory Board of Naturopathic Economics, LLC. In addition, Dr. Kaufmann is the former Vice-President of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Alumni Association (2008 to 2011).