Baylor College of Medicine
Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Kaplan is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia. He was a resident in Pediatrics and a fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Kaplan is currently Professor and Head of the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of the Infectious Disease Service at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.
Dr. Kaplan has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, over 140 invited articles, chapters, or reviews and is a co-editor of the Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Editions. He is Editor-in-Chief--Pediatrics as well as the Co-Editor of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section of UpToDate®. His current research interests include infections in children caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Dr. Kaplan is a Past President of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and a past member of the Anti-Infectives Advisory Committee of the FDA and served for 7 years on the Subboard of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of The American Board of Pediatrics including 2 years as chair. In 2011 he received the Arnold J. Rudolph Baylor Pediatric Award For Lifetime Excellence In Teaching. In 2019 he received the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Distinguished Award for Education and the Distinguished Physician Award of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society He also has an Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine named in his honor.
Dr. Kaplan, his wife, two daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren all live in Houston.
Disclosure: Allergan (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Research Grant or Support; Pfizer (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support