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Faculty Profile

Mark Kevin Kauffman, D.O., M.S. Med. Ed., P.A.

Mark Kauffman

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

  • Teaching Area

    Family Medicine, History and Physical Examination

  • Education

    LECOM - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; LECOM - Master of Science in Medical Education; St. Francis University - Bachelor or Science

  • Campus Location

    5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34211
    Phone: (941) 782-5940


Dr. Kauffman attended St. Francis University, Loretto, PA receiving a BS in Physician Assistant (PA) degree and practiced as a PA transplant surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg for six years. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in 2000 and is board certified in family medicine. Finding passion in teaching, he then earned a Master’s of Science in Medical Education degree.

At LECOM, Dr. Kauffman developed the Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway, the only accelerated three-year pathway for certified physician assistants to earn Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and the Academic Index Score as an alternative to the MCAT for admission to LECOM.

Dr. Kauffman has published two texts on history and physical examination, a board review text and video series for the COMLEX 2-PE exam and has authored numerous journal articles.