Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from Argentina’s National University of Tucuman School of Medicine, from which he graduated cum laude in 1993. Post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine followed at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center and the New York University Sleep Disorders Center.
Following post-doctoral training, Dr. Kaplan has served as Medical Director/Associate Director of Pulmonology, Critical Care, and Sleep Centers in New Mexico and Texas. Associate Director of our Center since 2005, the past decade has seen Dr. Kaplan’s serving as a local-area nexus for medical training in his areas of expertise. He is also recognized locally as a primary driver of innovative care in these areas while additionally providing effective administrative leadership for several local medical entities.
Additional appointments in the past decade to the present time:
- Pulmonary Subspecialty Education Coordinator of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs; Clinical Assistant Professor, UTRGV Medical School
- Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, McAllen; Medical Co-Director, Intensive Care Unit, Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco
Medical Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Echocardiography (Testamur).
At our Center, Dr. Kaplan provides diagnostic and treatment service for the full-range of pulmonary and sleep complaints/disorders, with special interest in pulmonary arterial hypertension from all causes as well as sleep breathing disorders, narcolepsy, and other disorders in which excessive daytime sleepiness is a primary complaint.
Dr. Kaplan holds membership in multiple national and international medical associations/societies, and is a frequent invited speaker/faculty at myriad professional society meetings and post-graduate educational courses. Recent activity includes chairing the plenary session Preparation for Emergent Situations at the International Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Conference in Dallas, and Faculty participant in the Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography Course offered in New York by the American College of Chest Physicians. He has authored/co-authored sundry research abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters in the areas of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. His most recent publications are as first author of several book chapters describing echocardiographic assessment and monitoring of right ventricular function and pulmonary artery pressures as well as use of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of venous thromboembolic disease.
In his free time, he is an avid reader of a broad range of literature. His greatest joy derives from engaging in family activities, especially playing tennis, traveling and learning about different cultures, visiting local and regional arts fairs, and manning the grill at family cook-outs.