Arthur Kaufman, MD is Vice Chancellor for Community Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Distinguished Professor of Family and Community Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MD from the State University of New York, Brooklyn in 1969, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York in 1974. He served in the U.S. Indian Health Service in South Dakota and New Mexico, before joining the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 1974. Dr. Kaufman helped initiate the Primary Care Curriculum in New Mexico, which became an international model for change by innovative track in traditional medical schools. He is the Director of New Mexico’s WHO Collaborating Center. In 1999, he was elected Secretary General for the Network: Towards Unity for Better Health– a WHO-affiliated, NGO. He received national and international teaching awards including the “5 Star Doctor Award” from WONCA in 2008. In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine/Institute of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has over 70 publications, has written four books, and has received numerous federal and private foundation grants.


Recent Posts by Arthur Kaufman

A State-Based Strategy For Expanding Primary Care Residency

Current estimates predict that by 2035, our country will face a shortage of more than 44,000 primary care physicians. The people of New Mexico are already experiencing this shortage, and are addressing it by expanding primary care residency slots through Medicaid funding for Federally Qualified...