Dr. Joshua Kaufman - Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly - Louisiana Pain Specialists

Dr. Joshua Kaufman is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

He takes great pride in his kind and gentle bedside manners and believes in spending time with patients in order to fully understand their pain condition.

Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Louisiana State Medical Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. His internship was at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. This was followed by his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Kaufman worked extensively at the Northeast regional spinal cord injury center. Dr. Kaufman was named Chief Resident during his final year at Boston University Medical Center.

Following residency Dr. Kaufman wanted to return to the New Orleans area. His parents and his brother were all living in New Orleans and he missed the city he called home for so many years.

Upon returning to New Orleans, Dr. Kaufman was offered the Chairmanship of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Ochsner clinic foundation. This position also allowed him to travel to other parts of Louisiana in his position as chairman. Dr. Kaufman had been at Ochsner Clinic Foundation for nearly 15 years. While at Ochsner, Dr. Kaufman worked with patients who had varied needs. Many patients had head injuries, amputations, severe trauma, and almost all had significant pain. Dr. Kaufman headed the prosthetics / orthotics / gait clinics at Ochsner. He performed the majority of rehabilitation consults at Ochsner hospital. As his responsibilities at Ochsner increased, he was asked to be Chairman of the Occupational Medicine Department in addition to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. While teaching at Ochsner he held Assistant Professorships at Tulane Medical School and LSU Medical School. His areas of primary interest and focus are spine/ back pain, spasticity, prosthetics/ orthotics, pain management, and musculo-skeletal issues.

Dr. Kaufman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Since joining Louisiana Pain Specialists, Dr. Kaufman has been instrumental in assisting our patient’s with all of their chronic pain needs. His expertise in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has been an asset to assisting those suffering with all types of pain and he continues to serve the New Orleans community with his multidisciplinary approach.

  • Expertise and Consultation: Occupational Medicine, Industrial Medicine,

  • Work Injury / Functional Capacity Examiner-certified

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Disability and File Review, Independent Medical Evaluations

  • Medical Expert Witness/ Medical Record Review and Consultation

  • Joint Injections/Trigger Point Injections/Ultrasound Guidance

  • Ergonomic Evaluations

  • Medical – Legal Consultation

Chief Resident – 1993
University Hospital
Boston University Medical Center
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Boston, Massachusetts: 1990 – 1993

Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana
General Medicine Internship: 1989-1990


Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine 1983 – 1989
New Orleans, Louisiana Doctor of Medicine
Approved Leave of absence 1985 -1987
Loyola University – Eastern Philosophy


Vassar College 1979 – 1983 Poughkeepsie, New York – Bachelor of Science

Louisiana Pain Specialists is built upon three basic tenets of practice: an accurate working diagnosis, a balanced approach of appropriate medications as well as interventions aimed at improving quality of life, and utilizing treatments that are substantiated with results.
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