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Joshua Kaufman, M.D.



About Dr. Kaufman

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Joshua Kaufman, MD, is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Louisiana Pain Specialists with locations in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Kaufman’s primary areas of focus include spine and back pain, spasticity, prosthetics and orthotics, pain management, and musculoskeletal problems.


He is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties and takes pride in his kind, gentle bedside demeanor. Dr. Kaufman understands that spending time with patients is crucial to understanding their pain condition. 


He attended medical school at Louisiana State Medical Center School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed an internship at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital. Dr. Kaufman finished his medical training with a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 


He worked extensively at a regional spinal cord injury center and was named chief resident during his final year at Boston University Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Kaufman returned to the New Orleans area as he missed the city he called home for so many years.


Upon returning to New Orleans, Dr. Kaufman was named Chairman of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, where he worked for nearly 15 years. He also served as Chairman of the Occupational Medicine Department. 


While at Ochsner, Dr. Kaufman cared for patients with varying needs. Many had head injuries, amputations, severe trauma, and significant pain. Dr. Kaufman performed the majority of rehabilitation consultations. 


He taught at Ochsner and held assistant professorships at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and LSU Medical School. Dr. Kaufman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


At Louisiana Pain Specialists, Dr. Kaufman assists people of all ages with their chronic pain needs. His expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation allows him to treat all types of pain. 


Dr. Kaufman enjoys serving the New Orleans community using a multidisciplinary approach and warmly welcomes his patients to Louisiana Pain Specialists.