DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Physician Named Emergency Physician of the YearAug 24, 2021
DETROIT — The Michigan College of Emergency Physicians (MCEP) has recognized DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital emergency medicine physician Kristiana Kaufmann, M.D., MPH, with its 2021 Emergency Physician of the Year Award.
According to the MCEP, the purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding emergency physicians who are role models, maintain high professional standards, provide quality health care, and are active in community service and education.
In addition to her work at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Dr. Kaufmann is an Associate Professor in the Wayne State University (WSU) Department of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the Global and Urban Health Section and the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the WSU Department of Emergency Medicine.
She is also the co-director of the WSU Global Health Alliance and its Global and Urban Health Equity Scholars Program. Dr. Kaufmann is the American College of Emergency Physicians Ambassador to Lao People’s Democratic Republic through her long standing work with Health Frontiers, including development of and director of the new Lao EM residency training program.
She created the Hands-On Practical Emergency Skills (HOPES) first aid training for incoming students in the WSU School of Medicine and is faculty adviser for the First Aid First WSU student organization aimed at teaching first aid in the Detroit community.
Dr. Kaufmann is the Eastern Michigan Region Medical Director for the National Ski Patrol and actively patrols as a senior patroller and Outdoor Emergency Care course director at Alpine Valley Ski Patrol in White Lake.
Dr. Kaufmann earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Cincinnati. She also completed her Master in Public Health and International and Global Health Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.