Leader in Medicine

Sandra Kaufmann


Sandra Kaufmann, MD

As Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Sheridan Health Corporation, Dr. Sandra Kaufmann brings to the American Health Council 21 years within the healthcare industry, including 5 in her current role. With expertise in Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Health Council is proud to elect Dr. Kaufmann as a “Leader in Medicine”.

Dr. Kaufmann obtained her MD at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996, and holds a Master’s in Tropical Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (with a focus on Cellular Biology) from the University of Connecticut. She has held Residencies in Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery from Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaufmann has also held a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Transitional Year Internship at Baylor College of Medicine. She is Board-certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Day to day responsibilities at both of Dr. Kaufmann’s places of work include growing the hospitals’ Anesthesia practices, as well as overseeing the department and conducting interviews for hiring.

Dr. Kaufmann is honored to have been presented with numerous local awards, and is affiliated with the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia. Her goals within the next five years include the continuation of growth and developments in her current role, and working alongside a partner for standards for all Pediatric programs within Sheridan’s healthcare system. She attributes her past and current success to great training, along with passion and dedication to her career.

Apart from being a Physician, Dr. Kaufmann is also an anti-ageing expert who is looking forward to publishing her first book on the subject. She enjoys the outdoors, and hikes and rock climbs in her spare time.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere. A full-service hospital, they treat minor illnesses, trauma-related accidents and some of the most complex medical conditions.
  • Established in 1992, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital combines advanced technology and the expertise of the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. With its summer 2011 expansion, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital now has 224 beds and is South Florida’s newest freestanding children’s hospital.
  • In its first year of operation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s medical staff included 90 physicians and patient admissions numbered 2,000. Through the years, the hospital has enhanced and expanded its services and programs to help meet the growing and diverse needs of the community.

Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology at Sheridan Health Corporation

  • Sheridan Healthcare, the Envision Healthcare solution for anesthesia provider services, is the leader in provider of anesthesiology management solutions to physicians, hospitals and outpatient centers. Their dedication to collaboration, leadership and quality provides their hospitals and patients with the attention patients deserve. Physician led and managed, they employ the highest-quality health providers and offer them competitive benefits, training opportunities, and flexible work schedules.

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