Nathan Kaufman

Nathan Kaufman


Born: Lachine, Quebec, Canada

Academic Degrees

  • BS: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 1937
  • MD and CM: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec 1941

Academic Positions

  • 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).


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