Stuart S Kaufman, MD| Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Stuart S Kaufman, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Small Bowel Transplant Surgery, Transplant Hepatology

Languages: English

(877) 680-8194

About me

Dr. Kaufman is medical director of Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  A pediatric gastroenterologist by training, Dr. Kaufman has managed the medical care of pediatric patients with advanced liver diseases and liver transplants for over 30 years and intestinal transplants for over 20 years.  Dr. Kaufman has also had a career-long focus in intestinal failure management and its complications, including intestinal failure-associated liver disease.  Current research interests include alternative intravenous lipid emulsions in intestinal failure and the application of intestinal growth factor therapy to pediatric short bowel syndrome.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, and book chapters on these topics.
A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Kaufman completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Michigan followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Dr. Kaufman's Philosophy of Care
After being involved in organ transplantation for infants and children for over 30 years, I have two main operating principles.  First, I think that the answer to most medical and related questions about a patient tends literally to lie with the patient at the bedside. Second, in the care of children with complex digestive problems and transplants, parents and other loved ones must be welcomed as key members of the healthcare team, participating in both the making of the decisions and the carrying-out of plans.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Cirrhosis
  • Intestinal Failure (IF)
  • Liver Failure
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
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Procedures I perform

  • Combined Transplant (INTESTINE-LIVER)
  • Intestine Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 2nd Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-680-8192

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)"


Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: University of Nebraska Medical Center (1983)

Fellowship Program: Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center (1983)

Residency Program: DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan (1981)

Medical School: Wayne State University School Of Medicine (1978)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Dec 21, 2021

    Awesome appt. Our provider is the best.

  • Feb 8, 2021

    Dr Kaufman solved all my questions. He is very patient and gave me all information that I need .

  • Jul 29, 2020

    As usual, the team knows our kid perfectly and remembers all what happened to her, and provides excellent care.