Erick Kaufman, MD was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He graduated with Honors from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1992 and went on to training as an Ophthalmologist. Dr. Kaufman then completed an Internal Medicine residency and board certification in Portland, Oregon. He enjoyed over a decade of private practice in a large multi-specialty group.
In 2010 Dr. Kaufman returned to Oklahoma City to join the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine as Assistant Professor. During his tenure with the University he was part of a faculty practice, attended on the wards, and led teams of students and residents in hospital-based care. Dr. Kaufman also worked as an Associate Program Director, recruiting and developing Internal Medicine residents. He also served as Medical Director for the Internal Medicine Residency clinic where he led and taught outpatient medicine to the next generation of students and residents.
As a part of this effort, Dr. Kaufman and his team provided care for over 200 indigent patients a week. During his time with the University, he gave Grand Rounds, trained and became the Chief Quality and Safety Officer for the Department of Medicine, participated in research and publications with the Sjogrens group at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and was on the Governor’s Council of the American College of Physicians. Along with his professional activities, Dr. Kaufman volunteered his time as an attending physician at Good Shepherd Clinic in downtown Oklahoma City, which serves the poor and indigent.
In 2017 Dr. Kaufman left the University for the private sector. In 2018, along with an accredited group of investors, he led the creation of Doctors of Cannabis (DOC) medical practice where he is currently the Medical Director. The primary focus and mission of Doctors of Cannabis (DOC) is to be an authoritative source of clinical care for patients who wish to explore its medical use. The group also promotes education, safety, and research in this relatively new field of medicinal cannabis.