Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Arthur Kaufman, MD

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Professor & Vice Chancellor

MSC09 5040

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Office for Community Health


Dr. Kaufman is a distinguished Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of 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.

He has over 70 publications, has written four books, and has received numerous federal and private foundation grants.

Dr. Kaufman’s specialties and certifications include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine