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David W. Kaplan, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics


 

Section Head, Adolescent Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer

Contact
   Phone: 720-777-1234 (TBD)
   E-mail: (TBD)

Affiliations
Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Outcomes Research Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Certifications
Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Adolescent Medicine

David W. Kaplan, MD, MPH, earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1972. At Boston Children’s Hospital he completed a Fellowship in Ambulatory and Adolescent Medicine in 1975, and he received a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University in 1976. Dr. Kaplan has served as Section Head of Adolescent Medicine since joining the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado in 1984. He has been Chief Medical Information Officer since 1993.

Dr. David Kaplan’s current research interests include evaluating the impact of school-based health centers on child and adolescent access to health care, utilization, and health status. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dr. Kaplan developed an electronic problem-orientated clinical information system that is designed to facilitate both clinical care and outcomes-based research. The software is used in over 1,000 school-based health centers nationally. Dr. Kaplan is also collaborating with colleagues in India to study the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in Indian adolescents.

Dr. Kaplan has been the recipient of many awards and honors throughout his career. He has been consistently recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Kaplan participates extensively on numerous boards and committees at the institutional, state, regional, and national levels. He is a peer reviewer for many professional medical journals and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pediatrician—International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health for eight years. He is widely published and is a popular speaker and visiting professor nationwide. He holds copyrights for several medical information software programs.

  • 5280 Magazine's Top Doctors in Denver, 2005-present
  • Best Doctors in America, 1997-present
  • Career Teaching Scholar Award, Department of Pediatrics, UCSOM, 2011
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, Chapel Hill, 2002-2008
  • Adolescent Medicine Vaccine Advisory Board, 2004-2008
  • Oration Address, Adolescon: The Annual National Adolescent Medicine Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Hyderabad, India, 2008
  • Milton J.E. Senn Lectureship Award, AAP Council on School Health, 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata, India, 2006-2007
  • Member, American Pediatric Society, 2007
  • Board of Directors, Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2003-2007
  • Founders of Adolescent Health Award, AAP Section on Adolescent Health, 2006
  • Board Member, Incenter Strategies for the Advancement of Adolescent Health, 2006
  • Dr. Minnie C.T. Love "Medicine" Award, The Children's Hospital Foundation, 2005
  • James E. Strain Award in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital Medical Staff, 2005
  • Katherine Mullen Award, Rocky Mountain Society of Adolescent Medicine, 2005

Publications in PubMed

  • Kaplan DW, Love-Osborne K. Adolescence. In: Hay WW Jr, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 19th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2009.
  • Fox HB, McManus MA, Diaz A, Elster AB, Felice ME, Kaplan DW, Klein JD, Wilson JE. Advancing medical education training in adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):1043-5. [PMID: 18450908]
  • Kaplan D. Clinical Fusion®: Primary HealthCare - ONLINE!!! Clinical Management Information System for Primary Care in School and Community Based Programs. Visual Basic Software [Internet]. Aurora (CO): University of Colorado Denver, Department of Pediatrics; 2008. Available from: http://clinicalfusion.com
  • Kahn MG, Kaplan D, Sokol RJ, DiLaura RP. Configuration challenges: implementing translational research policies in electronic medical records. Acad Med. 2007 Jul;82(7):661-9. [PMID: 17595562]
  • Kaplan DW, Love-Osborne K. Adolescence. In: Hay WW Jr, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 18th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2007.
  • Kaul P, Kaplan DW. Caring for adolescents in the office. In: Greydanus DE, Patel DR, Pratt HD, editors. Essential adolescent. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2007.
  • Kamin CS, Kaplan DW. Information technology. In: Hay WW Jr., Hayward AR, Levin ML, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2005.
  • Kaplan D. Clinical Fusion™. School HealthCare - ONLINE!!!™. Denver, CO: Website (www.clinicalfusion.com).
  • Kaplan DW, Love-Osborne K. Adolescence. In: Hay WW Jr., Hayward AR, Levin ML, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, editors. Current pediatric diagnosis and treatment. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2005.