The Kaufman Family

Having been raised by a family of dentists and surgeons, Dr. Elan Kaufman has been involved in the field of dentistry since before he could even walk.

Dr. Michael Kaufman

Dr. Michael Koifman, a retired dentist, and consultant for Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital and his wife, Janna, an accomplished Musician and Pianist, made ‘Aliya’ (Immigration to Israel) in 1972. After spending almost twenty years in Israel, the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where Janna’s family lived for over twenty years. After several years in the Pacific Northwest, the family moved permanently to Brooklyn, New York.
After working in Haifa, Israel as a dentist for over twenty years, Dr. Michael Koifman had to go back to school to get his American License in Dentistry. Having graduated with Honors at the top of his class from the world-renowned New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Koifman practiced in Manhattan and Brooklyn for another fifteen years before retiring from practicing dentistry. Even after his retirement, Dr. Koifman never lost his passion for the field of dentistry, and medicine in general, and remained involved in the establishment of the Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital.  Although it is evident that the Kaufman Sons have all followed in their father’s footsteps, anyone who knows the family well will attest that their mother, Janna was the true motivating factor in their children’s chosen careers in medicine and dentistry.   
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Koifman reside in Brooklyn and enjoy spending their time with their grandchildren.

Dr. Daniel Kaufman

Dr. Daniel Kaufman is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. A Cum Laude Honors graduate from Binghamton University, Dr. D. Kaufman earned his medical degree at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He holds a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Dr. D. Kaufman completed a residency training program in General Surgery at Downstate Medical Center, and continued his postgraduate training as Fellow and Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the renowned Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. D. Kaufman is also an inspector for the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, recognized as the gold standard in office-based ambulatory surgery accreditation organizations.
Dr. Daniel Kaufman and his wife, Lital Kaufman live in Lower Manhattan.

Dr. Zev Kaufman

Dr. Zev Kaufman has been known in the dental community as ‘the dentist’s dentist.’ Graduating with Honors and at the top of his class from the world-renowned New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Z. Kaufman also received his Certification in the Specialty of Prosthodontics, as well as post-graduate Certification in Implant Surgery and Restoration from NYU.

Dr. Zev Kaufman serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Post-Graduate Department of Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Z. Kaufman is a Member of the prestigious Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Z. Kaufman is a Member of the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Zev Kaufman is the Founder of Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery of Manhattan, P.C., a specialty practice dedicated to cutting edge, comprehensive, Prosthodontic (cosmetic and restorative) and Implant treatment. He is also the Vice President of the Russian American Dental Association, a non-profit organization with charity status.
Dr. Zev Kaufman and his wife, Dr. Melissa Kaufman, a general dentist, and daughter of a Dentist, both graduates of New York University College of Dentistry, reside with their children Justin, and Sophia in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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