Father/Son Team Leads Petoskey's Radiation Oncology Practice

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome Radiation Oncologist, Nathan Kaufman, MD, FACRO, to the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Petoskey. He is joining his son Isaac Kaufman, MD, Radiation Oncologist.

Dr. Nathan Kaufman received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his Radiation Oncology Fellowship and Internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

“When I thought about where I wanted to finish my career, I realized there was nothing better than having breakfast with my grandkids every morning and working with my son,” stated Dr. Nathan Kaufman. “I love what I do, and it’s great to be able to share that with my son.”

Dr. Nathan Kaufman lived right across the street from Sloan Kettering Hospital, where both he and his wife worked. On weekends he would bring the kids to the office to complete paperwork and show his children the importance of his work. “I had ‘exposure’ at an early age. I grew up seeing the passion and fulfillment you get from helping others,” said Dr. Isaac Kaufman. “And now I get to experience first-hand just how gratifying this work can be.”

Working together has been seamless for Dr(s). Kaufman. “We know each other and our work styles. It is almost like patients are getting two doctors for their treatment. We ask each other for opinions and suggestions,” expressed Dr. Nathan Kaufman.

Dr. Nathan Kaufman held leadership positions at major cancer centers, including serving as chairman of radiation oncology at Sinai Hospital in Michigan and as clinical chief of radiation oncology at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. He has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology and has been named a Top Doctor on numerous occasions in multiple national surveys. Among his many honors, he was named Physician of the Year for the entire State of New Jersey as part of the NJ BIZ Healthcare Heroes Program.