Gordon M. Kaplan, M.D.
1033 River Road, Unit 1
Edgewater, NJ 07020
tel: 201.786.1977 fax: 201.731.5247
email: DrKaplan@TheKaplanCenter.com
url: www.TheKaplanCenter.com

EDUCATION

7/06-6/07         New York University

  • Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

·      Fellow, Microsurgery

7/04-6/06         University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,

    • The University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ,  07103

·      Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

·      7/05-6/06: Chief Resident

7/99-6/04          Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, 100 E 77th St., New York, NY, 10021

·      General Surgery Residency Program

·      7/03-6/04: Chief Resident

6/95-5/99            Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208

·      M.D., class ranking: Top one-third

8/93-5/95            Hahnemann University Graduate School, Broad & Vine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19102

·      Masters of Medical Science, Behavioral Neurobiology

1/88-12/91          University of California, Berkeley, 110 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-5800

·      B.A., Psychology, Pre-medicine

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

11/2008               American Board of Plastic Surgery

8/2000                 USMLE, Step 3, Passed

3/1999                 USMLE, Step 2, Passed

6/1997                 USMLE, Step 1, Passed

 

LICENSURE

5/2006                 New York

License No.: 240349-1

6/2005                 New Jersey

License No.: 25MA07926000

 

NATIONAL SOCIETIES

·      American College of Surgeons

·      American Medical Association

·      American Society of Plastic Surgeons

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

10/2007            “Exploring Alternative Reconstructive Options For Select Distal Lower Extremity Defects”

·      Presentation

·      Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

·      24th Annual Meeting

·      Southampton, Bermuda, October 3-6, 2007

4/2007             “Solutions to Difficult Problems in Digital Replantation.”

·      Datiashvili, RO, Knox, KR, Kaplan, GM

·      Replantation and Transplantation, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, April 2007, 34:2, pp. 167-175.

11/2008            “Overview of Non-Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction”

·      Sharma, S, Kaplan, GM

·      Overview of methods, timing, and indications for Breast and Nipple-Areola Reconstruction

·      Submitted to Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery issue on Cancer Reconstructive Surgery

·      In Association with Sheel Sharma, M.D., NYU Medical Center.

4/01/2006         “Management of Severe Secondary Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity”

·      Kaplan, GM, Datiashvili, RO, Faris Z, Gopinathan, R

·      Plastic Surgery Resident Poster Competition

·      Annual Spring Meeting, April 1, 2006

·      New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

12/2005            “Solutions to Difficult Problems in Digital Replantation.”

·      Datiashvili, RO, Knox, KR, Kaplan, GM

·      Submitted to Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

11/2005            Pediatric Neck Masses

·      Granick MS, Kaplan GM

·      Chapter in: Pediatric Plastic Surgery

·      Accepted for publication, McGraw-Hill Co.

7/2005             “Evaluation of Genitofemoral Nerve Donor Site Morbidity After Radical Prostatectomy.”

·      Kilgo MSHoward MAKaplan GRabbani FScardino PTCordeiro PG

·      Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;55(1):57-61

·      Due to its low donor site morbidity, the genitofemoral nerve is an excellent donor source for cavernous nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy. In the majority of the patients, the sensory deficit produced by resection of this nerve is minimal and remains unnoticed. Harvest of this nerve prevents the additional morbidity associated with a donor site located elsewhere on the body (i.e. sural nerve).

·      Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Urology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

4/2005             “Solutions to Challenging Digital Replantations”

·      Plastic Surgery Resident Poster Competition, First Place

·      Annual Spring Meeting, April 16, 2005

·      New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons

3/2005             “Solutions to Challenging Digital Replantations”

·      Presentation of abstract

·      Resident’s Night, March 7, 2005, New York Academy of Medicine

·      New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

5/2003             Surface Reconstruction Procedures

·      Disa JJ, Shah HR, Kaplan GM.

·      ACS Surgery, Principles and Practice

·      General technical issues in plastic surgical wound repair are covered, including a discussion of suturing technique. Classification, operative technique, and postoperative care are addressed for skin grafts and local flaps.  Figures are provided for illustration of classification and operative technique. An algorithm is provided that covers the approach to surgical reconstruction.

·      In association with Joseph J. Disa, M.D., Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

11/2002           “Evaluation of Genitofemoral Nerve Donor Site Morbidity After Radical Prostatectomy.”

·      Due to its low donor site morbidity, the genitofemoral nerve is an excellent donor source for cavernous nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy. In the majority of the patients, the sensory deficit produced by resection of this nerve is minimal and remains unnoticed. Harvest of this nerve prevents the additional morbidity associated with a donor site located elsewhere on the body (i.e. sural nerve).

·      Poster presentation, ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 71st Annual Scientific meeting, November 2-6, 2002

·      In association with Peter G. Cordeiro, MD. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

11/2002           “Immediate Bone Grafting of the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Flap Donor Site”

·      To evaluate whether donor site morbidity of the radius can be reduced by immediate bone grafting with or without plate fixation.

·      Poster presentation, ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 71st Annual Scientific meeting, November 2-6, 2002

·      In association with Peter G. Cordeiro, M.D. and Edward Athanasian,M.D., Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

3/1999             “Comparison of Duplex Ultrasound Stenosis Estimations with Operative Specimen Casts.”

·      To establish new gold standard of diagnosis for extracranial carotid artery disease.  Validation of pre-operative diagnostic data recorded from duplex ultrasound, MRA, and conventional angiography using atherosclerotic plug obtained during carotid endarterectomy.

·      In association with Dhiraj Shah, M.D., Albany Medical Center.

·      Poster presentation, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, March, 1999, Orlando, Florida

RESEARCH

4/2007              Postoperative Protocol for Microvascular Surgery – A Multi-Center Study”

·      Postoperative management of microsurgical patients based on information gathered from multiple institutions.

·      In association with Jamie P. Levine, M.D., NYU Medical Center

1/2007             “Algorithm for Free Vascularized Fibular Flap Reconstruction in Benign Mandibular Disease”

·      Algorithm for the microsurgical reconstruction of Ameloblastoma and Osteoradionecrosis

·      In association with Jamie P. Levine, M.D., NYU Medical Center

1/2007             “Effects of Dental Implants on Fibular Free Flap Reconstruction of the Mandible”

·      Effects of dental implants on the stabilization/bone growth of free fibular flaps

·      In association with Jamie P. Levine, M.D., David Hirsch, MD, DDS, NYU Medical Center

7/01-12/01       “Donor Site Morbidity of the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Free Flap for Mandibular Reconstruction.”

·      Retrospective study to determine donor site morbidity and functional status after prophylactic bone grafting and internal fixation.

·      In association with Peter Cordeiro, M.D., Edward Athanasian, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

7/01-12/01       “Evaluation of Genitofemoral Nerve Donor Site Morbidity After Radical Prostatectomy.”

·      In association with Peter Cordeiro, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

7/01-12/01        Post-operative assessment of patients who have undergone vaginal reconstruction.

·      Questionnaire focusing on post-operative quality of life and psychosocial aspects of recovery.

·      In association with Peter Cordeiro, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

5/98-5/99         Investigating accuracy and variability of photoplethysmography (PPG) and digital pulse volume recordings (PVR) in evaluation of digital perfusion in patients undergoing radial artery harvest for CABG procedures.

·      In association with Dhiraj Shah, M.D., Albany Medical Center.

6/96-5/99         “Comparison of Duplex Ultrasound Stenosis Estimations with Operative Specimen Casts.”

·      To establish new gold standard of diagnosis for extracranial carotid artery disease.  Validation of pre-operative diagnostic data recorded from duplex ultrasound, MRA, and conventional angiography using atherosclerotic plug obtained during carotid endarterectomy.

·      In association with Dhiraj Shah, M.D., Albany Medical Center.

8/94-8/95         Characterized the role of dopaminergic and opioid agonists/antagonists in withdrawal symptoms.

·      In association with Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D, Hahnemann University School of Medicine.

5/91-5/92        “Hypercapneic Ventilatory Response In Patients With Panic Disorder Before and After Alprazolam Treatment and In Pre- and Postmenstrual Women.”

·      Fishman SM, Carr DB, Beckett A, Rosenbaum JF.

·      J Psychiatr Res. 1994 Mar-Apr;28(2):165-70.

·      Acknowledged by authors for assistance with publication.

·      In association with Daniel Carr, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital.

5/91-5/92         Participated in clinical, research, and project development seminars related to thanatology, the study of death and dying.

·      Assisted with chapter on the role of psychotherapy in thanatology.  Performed library research and assisted with chapter on the effects of separation and divorce.

·      In association with Austin Kutscher, Foundation of Thanatology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

1/90-6/90         Characterized the role of opioid peptides as neural modulators of learning and memory.

·      In association with Mark Rosenzweig, Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley.

MEDICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

4/2007              Datiashvili, RO, Knox, KR, Kaplan, GM, “Solutions to Difficult Problems in Digital Replantation.”

·      Illustration: Creation of Digital Arterio-Venous Fistula

·      Replantation and Transplantation, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, April 2007, 34:2, p. 169

1/2007              “Non-Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction”

·      Kaplan, GM, Sharma, S.

·      Submitted to Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery issue on Cancer Reconstructive Surgery

·      In Association with Sheel Sharma, M.D., NYU Medical Center.

·      Illustration: Skate Flap

7/2006             Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a high-powered parallel waterjet for wound debridement”, Granick MS, Posnett J, Jacoby M, Noruthun S, Ganchi, PA, Datiashvili, RO, Journal of Wound Repair and Regeneration, (2006) 14 394–397

·      Illustration: Versajet Instrument, page 395

12/2005            Datiashvili, RO, Knox, KR, Kaplan, GM, “Solutions to Difficult Problems in Digital Replantation.”

·      Illustration: Creation of Digital Arterio-Venous Fistula

·      Submitted to Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery

11/2005            Granick, MS, Kaplan GM, Pediatric Neck Masses, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, McGraw-Hill

·       Illustration: Fig. 35-1  First and second branchial cleft cyst anatomy.

·      Accepted for Publication

4/2005              Granick, MS, “Medical Applications of the High Powered Parallel Waterjet”

·      Illustration: Versajet Instrument

·      WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) Annual Conference

·      August 21-23, 2005  –  Houston, Texas

4/2005              Tschoi M, Hoy BS, Granick MS, Skin Flaps, In: Surgical Management of Cutaneous Disease, Clinics In Plastic Surgery, April 2005, Volume 32, Number 2, pp 261-273

·      Illustrations: Banner transposition flap, bilobed transposition flap, rhomboid flap, Z-plasty, Rotation flap, V-Y advancement flap

HONORS & AWARDS

2005                 First Place, Resident Poster Competition

“Solutions to Challenging Digital Amputations”

New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

1998                 Commendation of Scholastic Excellence

Albany Medical College

Given to medical students that rank within top third of class

1997                 NIH Summer Research Grant

Carotid Artery Study

Albany Medical College

1996                 James P. Marsh Memorial Scholarship

Albany Medical College

Merit award

1996                 J. Alfred Greene Jr. and Harriette Greene Alumni Scholarship

Albany Medical College

Merit award

1996                 Victor and Ethel Cermak Tompkins Alumni Scholarship

Albany Medical College

Merit award

EXTRACURRICULAR

10/92-2/93          Counselor, Phobia Clinic, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

·      Provided cognitive, behavioral, and supportive treatment for patients afflicted with social anxiety and agoraphobia.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1/95-8/95            Tutor of Physiology

·      Hahnemann University, School of Health Sciences.

8/94-12/94          Course Coordinator and Teacher’s Assistant

·      Mammalian Physiology, Health Professions Program.

·      Hahnemann University Graduate School.

5/88-9/88            Coordinator, Symposium on Obesity.

·      Assisted with publication of question and answer book regarding obesity.

·      In association with Stephen Gullo, Ph.D. The Institute of Health and Weight Sciences, New York, NY.

PERSONAL

·      Hobbies include: sports, sculpting, painting, drawing, and cartooning.