The Michigan College of Emergency Physicians (MCEP) has recognized DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital emergency medicine physician Dr. Kristina Kaufmann with its 2021 Emergency Physician of the Year Award.
According to the MCEP, the award recognizes outstanding emergency physicians who are role models, maintain high professional standards, provide quality health care, and are active in community service and education.
In addition to her work at the Commerce Charter Township branch of DMC, Kaufmann is an associate professor, director of the global and urban health section, and director of the international emergency medicine fellowship at the Wayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine in Detroit.
Kaufmann is also the Eastern Michigan Region medical director for the National Ski Patrol and actively works as a senior patroller and outdoor emergency care course director at Alpine Valley Ski Patrol in White Lake.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her medical degree from Wayne State University. She completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati.