Dr. David J. Kaplan is a urologic surgeon who has been awarded and recognized for his contributions to advancing knowledge in the field of Urology. Dr. Kaplan moved to the Valley from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed six years of Urologic training at Temple University Hospital and The Fox Chase Cancer Center.
While in Philadelphia, Dr. Kaplan developed his skills in minimally invasive surgery including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition Dr. Kaplan has extensive training in Nephron Sparing Surgery for kidney tumors which allows for the excision of a kidney mass and can avert the need for dialysis.
Dr. Kaplan's philosophy is to treat patients from the perspective of a family member. He strives to communicate to patients all aspects of their urologic disease and formulate a plan of treatment with the patient that will suit their medical needs. In addition, Dr. Kaplan also believes in the importance of multidisciplinary care and works hard to communicate with other medical providers in order to develop a team approach to treating each individual.
Dr. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, and spent his formative years in western New York. He completed his undergraduate work at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before returning to western New York to earn his M.D. degree at The State University of New York at Buffalo.
Upon graduation he was awarded a residency at Temple University Hospital where he completed two years of general surgery training and four years of Urology training, including time spent at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Dr. Kaplan has received multiple local, regional, and national accolades for his research on cancers of the urinary tract. In addition Dr. Kaplan is the author of multiple academic articles and textbook chapters.
In his spare time, Dr. Kaplan enjoys taking advantage of local Valley activities including mountain biking and hiking. He is an avid University of Michigan football fan, and looks forward to watching the games with his wife and two young daughters.