Effective July 1, 2016, Dr. Bram Kaufman has accepted the position of Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at MetroHealth. Dr. Kaufman joined MetroHealth in 1999 from the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he served as Chief of the Section of Hand and Microsurgery.
Since then, he has been a valued member of the Department, an outstanding clinician and educator, and an integral part of an expanding and growing academic Division. In his new position as the chief of the plastic surgery division, Dr. Kaufman will contribute to the further development of clinical and academic activities in Plastic Surgery at Metro and CWRU.
Dr. Kaufman completed his General Surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University and was an Allen Scholar Research Fellow during that time. He then received fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and is a member of pre-eminent professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). Dr. Kaufman is also Certified in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Kaufman has more than 25 years of surgical experience and training. He spent two years on faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and has been a part of the MetroHealth Medical Center for the last 17 years. Dr. Kaufman has spent over two decades in the study and practice of plastic surgery. He enjoys strong support from his patients and is currently ranked as a RealSelf Top Doctor.
MetroHealth was founded in 1837 with a mission to centralize healthcare services for people suffering from serious diseases such as smallpox and cholera. Today, MetroHealth has taken on much greater responsibilities and redefined what it means to be a leader in community health.
MetroHealth has been through a transformative journey, not only to update facilities but also to revolutionize care delivery and create new solutions. Its new community-based health centers enable residents to find medical services closer to home. Innovative thinking puts MetroHealth clinicians on site at area schools as part of the School Health Program, bringing primary care to children who may lack access.
Since 1987, Metro Life Flight is the most recognizable symbol of MetroHealth’s leadership in trauma. Through its fleet of helicopters, ground units, and fixed-wing aircraft, Metro Life Flight transports critically ill patients from accident scenes and community hospitals to tertiary centers throughout northern Ohio.
In recent years, MetroHealth invested more than $100 million in trauma services, including in a Critical Care Pavilion, featuring the largest emergency department in Cleveland, new trauma and surgery suites, and teams of surgeons equipped to respond to trauma every hour, every day.
MetroHealth was also recertified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a Primary Stroke Center. The MetroHealth Emergency Department provided services to nearly 100,000 patients every year. The emergency medicine residency program is one of the most popular in the nation.