Nathan S. Kaufman BS, MS

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Nathan S. Kaufman, BS, MS

Nathan Kaufman has over 40 years of experience and is a nationally renowned expert in the areas of peak performing hospitals and physician groups, hospital strategy, physician compensation, integrated delivery systems, managed care, joint ventures and dispute resolution and has been called upon as an expert witness in healthcare arbitration cases. He is Managing Director and founder of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, LLC, an established San Diego-based consulting company.

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This speaker's topics include:

  • Board Retreats
  • Improving Hospital Performance
  • Key Strategies for Success
  • Physician Hospital Joint Ventures
  • Executive Management Retreats
  • Contracting and Pricing
  • Managing Employed Physicians


  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Hospital Strategy
  • Hospital Performance Improvement
  • Executive Education
  • Managed Care Strategy Development
  • Managed Care Negotiation
  • Mediation and Problem Resolution
  • Physician Joint Venture Structuring and Negotiation
  • Physician Group Research and Valuation Services
  • Physician Group Operations Management



Nathan Kaufman is Managing Director of Kaufman Strategic Advisors. With more than 40 years of experience as a strategist, executive and negotiator. Nate is considered one of the nation’s healthcare industry experts. He is a strategic advisor to healthcare executives, boards, physician groups and other healthcare companies. He is known for
his practical advice focusing on succeeding in the new post-ACA, MACRA, value-based risk environment. In addition he is a seasoned negotiator and has successfully completed hundreds of transactions involving payer contracts, physician compensation, service line development, acquisition/sale of surgicenters and imaging centers, restructuring employed physician groups, and developing clinically integrated networks. This provides Nate with a unique viewpoint since he not only studies industry trends but operates in the ‘trenches’ which provides him with a deep understanding of the physicians’ perspective

Nate is frequently a keynote speaker and facilitates board and management retreats. Given his vast experience with health systems, he will challenge the industry’s conventional wisdom when he believes that it is not supported by evidence and/or it will not provide desired results. While his clients may not always agree with his perspective, they appreciate that Nate challenges them so that they will consider different points of view. Nate knows that health systems hunger for realistic strategies (both short term and long term) that are financially feasible and will be supported by the majority of their practicing physicians.

Nate is a noted author contributing over 76 articles to healthcare literature. His education credentials include an MS in Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Psychology from Emory University. Listed in Modern Healthcare's Class of 1987 Up & Comers of Rising Young Healthcare Management Talent.

Among the clients benefiting from Mr. Kaufman's keen consulting acumen and flair for healthcare services integration are such providers and physician groups as investor-owned and not-for-profit multihospital systems; prestigious dominant medical centers; general medical/surgical hospitals; primary care physicians and specialists; IPAs; national imaging and surgicenter companies; major diagnostic equipment companies; large radiology groups; medical staffs and medical groups; and national and state healthcare associations.