Born: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
- BS: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 1937
- MD and CM: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 1941
- 1948 - 1960 Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Pathology, Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio ( Joined the IAMM in 1949)
- 1960 - 1967 Professor of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina;
- 1967 - 1981 Professor and Head (1967 - 1979), Department of Pathology, Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario
- 1980 - 1985 Clinical Professor, Office of Humanities, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
- Royal Victoria Hospital and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
- Cleveland City Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Selected Career Highlights
Chairman, Association of Chairmen of Pathology Departments of Canadian Medical Schools; Senate of Queen's University.
Chairman, Grants Committee for Pathology and Morphology, Canadian Medical Research Council.
While Head of Pathology at Queen's University, he obtained funding from the National Cancer Institute of Canada to set up a research unit with the Department of Pathology.
Chairman, Intersociety Pathology Council and Pathology Section Council of the American Medical Association.
Distinguished Alumni Award, Duke University (1975).
Associate Editor, American Journal of Pathology (1967).
First Full-Time Secretary of the IAP/USCAP. He established the secretariat with appropriate office space and headed the construction of the USCAP office in Augusta, Georgia.
Founding Associate Editor of Laboratory Investigation (1950-1966) and Editor (1972-1975).
Founding Editor of Modern Pathology (1988).
Series Editor, IAP Monographs in Pathology (1980-1991).
Oversaw the establishment of the Bylaws and separate incorporation of the USCAP while maintaining traditional close ties with the IAP.
Established guidelines and procedures for the IAP/USCAP Companion Societies.
Developed objectives/guidelines for educational offerings of the IAP/USCAP as required for ACCME accreditation.
Established yearly distribution of educational materials from concluded courses to IAP divisions around the world where such teaching materials were less readily available.
Received the IAP Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to IAP education and research.
Establishment of the Nathan Kaufman Timely Topic Lecture at the USCAP Annual Meeting (March 2000).