Jane Kaufman, M.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Jane Kaufman practices at Weill Cornell Ob/Gyn’s 72nd Street offices. She specializes in general obstetrics and gynecology.
"Pregnancy is not just a medical and health issue, it is also a personal experience. It is something I get to share with my patients."
Dr. Jane Kaufman is a member of an all-women physician practice within Weill Cornell's Ob/Gyn department. The group practice is highly supportive of both its patients and its members, offering excellent clinical as well as practical advice. She tries to provide her patients with useful guidelines and all the information they need in order to make the best decisions regarding their health and lifestyle issues. Dr. Kaufman's practice encompasses the full range of obstetrics and gynecology from pre-menstrual to post-menopausal services. She has a special interest in family planning.
Dr. Kaufman's career in medicine has followed a natural path given her life-long interest in science and her need to work with and help people. She chose Ob/Gyn as her specialty in medical school while on a visiting rotation at the Weill Cornell Medical College Ultrasound Services unit that is under the direction of Dr. Chervenak, the Chairman of Weill Cornell's Ob/Gyn Department.
Dr. Kaufman completed her internship and residency at Weill Cornell. She accepted a position as assistant clinical professor at Columbia University Medical Center before returning to Weill Cornell in 2004.
To Dr. Kaufman, Weill Cornell is an extraordinary place to practice medicine. The facilities are excellent, comfortable and well-maintained. Colleagues, residents, nurses and staff are exceptionally knowledgeable and compassionate. World-class experts are available 24/7 for consultations and hands-on assistance. According to Dr. Kaufman, being part of a tight-knit team dedicated to accomplishing good deeds and providing the best care anywhere is a highly rewarding experience.
Dr. Kaufman believes it is important to remain open-minded and flexible, both in medicine as well as in life. Any new beginning—whether it be a course of treatment, a new career, or a personal improvement project—must be approached as a journey of learning, where adjustments can happen and the freedom to change one’s mind is a given.
"I had both my children at Weill Cornell. As a patient, it's great to be in a place where you know and trust people. As a physician, it's great to be in a place where you can mobilize experts in every conceivable specialty in about a half a second."
A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Kaufman received her M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D. C. Her post-doctoral training included an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and additional training in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. She accepted a faculty position with Weill Cornell Medical College in 2004.