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Levi D. Kauffman, MD

Dr. Kauffman will be joining the practice August 2019

  • Practice Experience
    • Medicus Eye Group – starting August 2019
  • Education
    • Undergraduate: Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2006
    • Medical: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2015
    • Internship: Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, 2016
    • Ophthalmology Residency: Wake Forest Eye Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2019. Chief resident 2018-2019
  • Practice Focus
    • Cataract and implant surgery
    • Diabetic screening and laser treatment
    • Glaucoma: Medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma including laser and surgical intraocular pressure reduction
    • Evaluation and surgical treatment of excess tearing
    • Laser treatment for retinal holes or tears
    • Ocular surface disease: Including ocular infections and treatment of dry or irritated eyes
    • Evaluation and monitoring of age related macular degeneration
    • General eye health examinations and evaluation for glasses and contacts
  • Board Certification:
    • Board Eligible, expected 2020
  • Professional Affiliations:
    • AAO
    • ASCRS
    • Christian Medical and Dental Association
    • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • Community and Volunteer Work
    • Ending Cataracts in Honduras Outreach (ECHO) volunteer – Cataract surgery mission trip June 2019

 

About Dr. Kauffman
Dr. Kauffman grew up in Castle Rock, Colorado. He attended Baylor University and was active in the Baptist Student Ministry, where he met his wife Mandy. He majored in aviation sciences, earning his private and commercial pilot licenses. After graduation, he worked for the Baylor Institute for Air Science as a research assistant and pilot before moving to Houston, Texas to work for the NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs as a safety and reliability engineer. During his 5 years working for NASA contractors, he had the opportunity to help develop medical equipment for astronauts, and through this developed an interest in medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine where he discovered a passion for ophthalmology. After completing an intern year in internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health, he completed his surgical residency at the Wake Forest Eye Center, serving as Chief Resident during his final year.

 

When he is not working, Levi enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
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