Dr. David Kaufman is a child neurologist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Kaufman specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system in children from birth to young adulthood. With combined understanding of childhood illness and the special needs of each individual child and their family, Dr. Kaufman is able to help each patient improve the status of their health. Conditions such as seizures, delayed speech, weakness or frequent headaches are treated by child neurologists.
Education and Training
Boston Univ Sch of Med, Boston Ma 1975
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
Dr. David M Kaufman M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Is there a family history for migraines? They can start at any age. You need to speak with a specialist (child neurologist) to see if there are triggers, lifestyle changes to try, treatments, etc. READ MORE
Migraines are very debilitating headaches, and can cause the person to miss school, or other activities. She should be seen by a Pediatric Neurologist to discuss the symptoms, possible triggers, lifestyle adjustments, and treatments. Since Tylenol is not working, there are other potential treatments to discuss. READ MORE
Take him back to see his doctor. READ MORE
Is he receiving speech therapy? Is he in a school type of program? READ MORE
Yes children can get vertigo. There are various causes, and often it is thought of as a variant of migraine when episodic. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology Mount Sinai Medical Center 1980 - 2017
- Morristown Medical Center
- Indiana University Medical Center
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Providing surgical care to indigent patients in central and south America. Co-founder of UHMLA (Unidad Hospitalaria Movil de Latino America)
- The Mount Sinai Hospital ( New York, NY )
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