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Meet Dr. Kaufman

Karen Kaufman, DO FAAAAI

Dr. Karen Kaufman is an award winning Allergist Immunologist, received a Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  Dr. Kaufman is also a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Physicians.

She has repeatedly been honored as one of the region’s Top Doctors as voted by her peers. She has been repeatedly been listed in Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Modern Luxury DC Magazine, and has been named the Face of Allergy and Immunology by Washingtonian Magazine since 2023! 

Expert care

Dr. Kaufman fulfills a need for high value care that is patient centered. She takes her time to fully understand the history behind her patients’ symptoms, and finds solutions to help her patients get their lives back. 

She offers expert diagnostic testing, detailed explanations and customized treatment plans, ensuring a level of understanding that is essential to the highest quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Board Certification Matters

Board certification is a trusted credential, and stands for a commitment to the highest standard in clinical excellence and quality in the medical care of our patients.

Holding two board certifications, Dr. Kaufman is well-versed in the standards of practice, and demonstrates commitment to providing quality patient care, ongoing professional development and continuous performance improvement.

Specialized Skills

The rank of Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, noted FAAAAI, is a marker of distinction showing that the physician has met many of the highest standards in the field. 

Dr. Kaufman was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in 2012, which was the first year she was eligible for this highly regarded distinction.

Background of Service

Committed to our country, Dr. Kaufman is a proud Veteran, having served 10 years as a US Navy physician. A highlight of her military career was providing humanitarian medical care in the Caribbean, Central and South America during her deployment on the hospital ship USNS Comfort during the Continuing Promise mission in 2009.

Family Oriented

After resigning her commission in 2015, the Kaufman family set down roots in Vienna, Virginia. When Dr. Kaufman is not taking care of patients, she loves to spend time with her pilot husband and their two boys. She can often be found on the sidelines of the baseball or soccer field cheering on her children, practicing karate, enjoying community activities and spending time with friends.

Patient Centered Care

As a wife and mother, Dr. Kaufman understands the importance of dedicated time with her patients, ensuring a comfortable experience during the visit and an adequate understanding of the plan of care. She is well-known for going the extra mile for her patients.