David Kaufman, MD, FACS
The decision to embark on surgical enhancement is an intensely
personal one. I believe it is very important that you are comfortable with your plastic surgeon and confident in his or her abilities. I would like to tell you a little about myself and my qualifications as a cosmetic surgeon.
David Kaufman, MD, FACS
The decision to embark on surgical enhancement is an intensely personal one. I believe it is very important that you are comfortable with your plastic surgeon and confident in his or her abilities. I would like to tell you a little about myself and my qualifications as a cosmetic
Once you have chosen cosmetic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon becomes a matter of great importance.
I am proud to say that I am a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means I have met stringent certification and training requirements that ensure my patients the very best results. Moreover, my diverse surgical experience enables me to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area, I encourage you to contact me.
At your personal consultation with me, we will talk about your areas of concern and develop a plan to meet your goals. We will review the procedure in detail, go over expected results, and answer all your questions.
After your consultation, you will have a thorough understanding of your options. You’ll never feel rushed to make a decision, and we’re always available for follow up questions. If you choose to proceed with a surgical procedure, I will personally be with you for every step of the process.
Served His Country as a Navy Seal
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where I earned a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering. I graduated from the academy
with distinction, the highest academic honor.
Following graduation, I moved to Coronado, California, and reported to Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS), also known as Navy SEAL training. After graduating with Class 156, I was assigned to SEAL Team 5. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, I served four busy and exciting years,
including duty in Operation Desert Storm. It was my privilege to serve our great nation and I am most proud of this personal achievement.
Congratulations Dr. Kaufman
Selected by the local community, Dr. Kaufman has been named one of the top “Favorite Doctors for Cosmetic Surgery” every year, 2008-2017.
From Harvard Medical School to Stanford Residency
I then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving my medical doctor degree in 1996. My surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency was conducted at Stanford University Medical Center.
Following the completion of my residency, I served as the Interplast Jerome P. Webster Fellow. Interplast is a non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California, that provides plastic and reconstructive surgery to needy children and adults in the developing world. I have participated in over 30 surgical overseas missions and have performed operations on more than 750 patients in this capacity. This is one of my proudest accomplishments.
Since completing my residency and fellowship in plastic surgery, I have been in a very busy practice of both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. I have had the honor of being the director of the Regional Burn Unit at Valley Medical Center and serving on the volunteer clinical faculty at Stanford University Medical Center. I am also proud to be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In 2005, largely for family reasons, I moved my practice to the Sacramento area and have fallen in love with the community and the wonderful patients that I have had the privilege to treat.
My wife Kate (formerly Shallenberger), sons Trevor and Grant, daughter Ava and I live in El Dorado Hills. Our outside interests include athletics, travel, and volunteer work.
10 Fun Facts About Dr. Kaufman
1. I get horribly seasick. I did not know this before I joined the Navy. I was almost always the first one in my platoon to get seasick on any mission. No one liked to sit next to me because they all knew what was coming.
2. I gave up a blind date with Gwyneth Paltrow to keep dating my then girlfriend, now wife, Kate. It’s a long story but a friend of mine was friends with Gwyneth’s dad and she had just broke it off with Brad Pitt and wanted out of the Hollywood scene. He set up a blind date one Friday night, but I cancelled. Great choice…now 20 years later.
3. I could live on ice cream. Breyers mint chocolate chip, pralines and cream, and cookies and cream are my favs.
4. I sat next to Linda Evans, also known as WONDER WOMAN, on a plane! Like a total gentleman would, I placed her bag in the overhead for her. At 60 plus, she is still super duper hot!
5. My favorite movie of all time is Top Gun. I was stationed in San Diego at the time the movie came out, and we would often go to the Officers’ Club in Miramar to live out the movie! I was into beach volleyball at the time and was featured in a Navy Seal calendar – a few more muscles and way tanner back then!
6. My nearest death experience was when I was in Kodiak, Alaska. Our Seal squad was doing a night transit in a zodiac across uncharted waters and my dry suit broke. The rubber seals froze and cracked open. We could not see anything and we had about an hour and a half of our transit to go to reach safe harbor. If our boat flipped or the engine crapped out, I would likely have died a miserable hypothermic death. We made it thanks to David Gutierrez…serious near miss.
7. I am trying to learn to play the guitar. I’ve been at it for about a year now. I totally love it. It lights up a part of my brain that’s not math, science or analytics! I look forward to it every day!
8. My Seal Team’s commanding officer introduced me to a surgeon he knew (they were in a car club together) when I told him I wanted to go to medical school. That man turned out to be one of the most influential mentors of my life! He helped me decide which medical school to attend and gave me sage advice for years. His name was Dr. Gene Apple…sadly he passed away a couple of years ago.
9. I’ve been to 38 or so countries! My favorite remains Myanmar. Beautiful country, awesome people, fantastic food! Our next big family trip is going to be Vietnam, Indonesia and the Maldives.
10. I totally love what I do. I’ve done over ten thousand surgeries as an attending surgeon in the U.S. I’ve also done about thirty international trips and have helped roughly 750 children with cleft lip and palate deformities – my professional accomplishment of which I am the most proud.