Dr. Kaufman is treating patients with type 1 diabetes at SDRI, and is working closely with SDRI’s Pediatric Diabetes Team on a part time
basis. SDRI is honored to welcome her to our distinguished team of medical professionals.
Dr. Kaufman is the Chief Medical Officer of Senseonics, Inc. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Communications
at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Los
Angeles, where she served as Director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center, and head of the Center for Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism. Previously, she was the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Regulatory, Clinical and Medical
Affairs at Medtronic Diabetes from 2009-2019. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles, and over 30 books.
Dr. Kaufman was the national president of the American Diabetes Association from 2002-2003. She was recognized by the California
State Senate for her work in banning sodas in LA Unified School District (2004) and appointed by Congress as a Local Legend with the
American Woman’s Medical Association. In 2009, she authored and starred in the Discovery Health Documentary, Diabetes: The Global
Epidemic. She has been the medical director of diabetes camps in Southern California, Ecuador and Haiti for over 30 years.