Richard Kaufman, DPM, AACFAS, CWSP


  • Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. BA – Molecular Biology
  • Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. DPM
  • Residency: Drexel University College湖北体彩app of Medicine / Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Chief Resident


Professional Interests

  • Reconstructive Forefoot, Rearfoot, and Ankle Surgery
  • Lower extremity wound care
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Bunion Correction
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Primary Podiatric Care




Hospital Affiliations

  • Piedmont Atlanta
  • Piedmont Atlanta Wound & Hyperbaric Center
  • Emory Johns Creek


  •  American College湖北体彩app of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association


Publications / Poster Presentations

  • Smith PE, Kaufman RD, Smith PC. Google It! A 14 Year Retrospective Analysis of Podiatry Related Search Trends in Google. APMA 2018 Poster Presentation
  • Kaufman RD, Piccillo AM, Boc S. Salvage of failed Salto Talaris Total Ankle Replacement with anterior translation of the talus without replacement tibial component. ACFAS 2018 Poster Presentation.
  • Kaufman RD, Williams B, Patel S, Lopez R, Boc S. Treatment of Traumatic Degloving Injury of the Foot Using Biologic Dressing in a Pediatric Patient. ACFAS 2017 Conference. Poster presentation.
  • Smith P, Kaufman RD, Poudel D, Patterson M, Falci M, Shin E, Pelleschi B. Analysis of YouTube as a Source of Information for Diabetic Foot Care. APMA National 2017 Conference. Poster Presentation.  
  • Smith P, Poudel D, Kaufman RD, Patterson M, Falci M, Shin E, Pelleschi B. Analysis of YouTube as a Source of Information for Diabetic Foot Care.  JAPMA-publication pending
  • Kubala KH, Christianson JP, Kaufman RD, Watkins LR, Maier SF. Short- and long-term consequences of stressor controllability in adolescent rats. Behavioral Brain Research. October 1, 2012- 234(2): 278-84
  • Christianson J. P., Benison A.M., Jennings J., Sandsmark E.K., Amat J., Kaufman RD., Baratta MV, Paul E.D, Campeau S., Watkins L.R., Barth D.S. & Maier, S.F. The sensory insular cortex mediates the stress-buffering effects of safety signals but not behavioral control. Journal of Neuroscience. December 10, 2008-28(50):13703–13711

About Dr. Kaufman

A native of Boston, Dr. Kaufman now lives in Alpharetta with his wife and two sons. He attended medical 湖北体彩app at Temple University, where he earned his medical degree in 2015. Dr. Kaufman then went on to complete an all-encompassing Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery residency program at Drexel University College湖北体彩app of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, a 496-bed level 1 trauma hospital located in Philadelphia, where he had the privilege of serving as chief resident during his final year.

Dr. Kaufman’s expertise includes all aspects of foot and ankle care including simple and complex deformity management/reconstruction, conservative and surgical intervention of traumatic injuries, cosmetic forefoot/bunion surgery, ankle arthroscopy, joint implants, diabetic limb salvage, wound care, and sports medicine. While not practicing podiatry, Dr. Kaufman is an avid distance runner and passionate skier, and enjoys spending time with extended family residing here in the Metro-Atlanta area.