Art Kaufman, MD, serves as the Vice Chancellor for Community Health at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaufman has a passion for creating innovative education and service models to better address community, indigent, rural and population health needs. He helped initiate the Primary Care Curriculum in New Mexico which became an international model for change by innovative track in traditional medical schools. He began to integrate Public Health and Family Medicine as Director of the Rockefeller funded Health of the Public Program in New Mexico.
He is Director of New Mexico’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Innovative Health Workers Education Service and Research Models. In 1999 he was elected Secretary General for the Network: Towards Unity for Better Health– a WHO-affiliated, non-government organization comprised mostly of academic health centers in developing countries interested in improving their relevance in education and service in addressing health needs of their local populations.