Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Sleep Disorders



Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Disease
Philadelphia, PA

Internship and Residency

University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate School

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Hospital Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine


Ray DE, Matchett SC, Kaufman JH, Baker K, Wasser T: Effect of body mass index on patient outcome in a medical intensive care unit. Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 161(3): A398, 2000.

Matchett S, Cowen J, Cunningham K, Baker K, Wasser T, Ray DE, Kaufman J, Snyder R: Comparison of APACHE II and day 1 multiple organ dysfunction score in critically ill medical patients. Crit Care Med 27(12): A53, 2000

Wasser T, Matchett S, Cowen J, Kaufman J, Ray DE, Baker K: Use of non-parametric regression analysis in crit. care outcomes research for data that contains outlying values. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 159(3): A915, 1999

Matchett SC, Cowen J, Kaufman J, Wasser T, Baker K, Snyder R, Ray DE, Karoly E, Sussman E: Organized critical care reduces mortality and cost for medical patients in diagnosis-related group 483: respiratory failure with tracheostomy. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 159(3): A85, 1999

Ray DE, Miller K, Matchett S, Cowen J, Kaufman J, Baker K, Wasser T: Comparison of Weaning Parameters via external spirometry versus CPAP/flow-by mode of a mechanical ventilator. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 159(3): A370, 1999

Cowen J, Matchett SC, Baker K, Wasser T, Ray DE, Kaufman J: Progressive reduction in severity-adjusted mortality after implementation of a critical care program. Crit Care Med 27(1): A35, 1999

Matchett SC, Cowen JS, Mawji ZM, Baker K, Kaufman, JH, Ray DE: A chest x-ray protocol in the medical intensive care unit can lower costs and maintain quality care. Chest 114(4): 354S, 1998

Academic Appointments

PennState College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical

Hahnemann University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine

Personal Interests

Watercolor painting, bicycling, soccer and spending time with his family and his mini golden doodle, Gracie.


Dr. Jay Kaufman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating in 1976. He then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1979. He returned to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary Disease in 1981. Dr. Kaufman then practiced Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from 1981 until 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, where he served as Chief of the Pulmonary Division from 1997 to 2011 and Director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg Sleep Disorders Center from 2009 to 2011. He and his wife relocated to Arlington, VA in 2011, where he has limited his practice to Sleep Medicine. Dr. Kaufman is very excited to continue his practice of Sleep Medicine as a member of Pulmonary and Medical Associates of Northern Virginia.