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Jennifer Kaplan, M.D.

Jennifer Kaplan, M.D.

Chief Resident (PGY-5)
General Surgery

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  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Neuroscience, 2007
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, M.D., 2011
  • General Surgery
  • Clinical outcomes of minimally invasive surgery
  • Patient safety
  • Surgical outcomes in frail patients

Jenny Kaplan, M.D. is a general surgery resident at UCSF and is currently spending two years as a research fellow pursuing clinical outcomes projects. Dr. Kaplan has a B.S. in neuroscience from UCLA and received her M.D. from Northwestern University in 2011. She currently a masters student in the UCSF Training in Clinical Research program, and is working to develop a care pathway for frail older adults after surgery.

  • NIH, T32 GI Training Grant
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  1. Kaplan JA, Carter JT. Near-perfect compliance with SCIP Inf-9 had no effect on catheter utilization or urinary tract infections at an academic medical center. Am J Surg. 2017 Apr 05. View in PubMed
  2. Kaplan JA, Brinson Z, Hofer R, O'Sullivan P, Chang A, Horvath H, Chang GJ, Finlayson E. Early learners as health coaches for older adults preparing for surgery. J Surg Res. 2017 Mar; 209:184-190. View in PubMed
  3. Kaplan JA, Schecter SC, Rogers SJ, Lin MYC, Posselt AM, Carter JT. Expanded indications for bariatric surgery: should patients on chronic steroids be offered bariatric procedures? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Jan; 13(1):35-40. View in PubMed
  4. Kaplan JA, Schecter S, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Carter JT. Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Elective or Emergency Paraesophageal Hernia Repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(11):1094-6. View in PubMed
  5. Carter J, Elliott S, Kaplan J, Lin M, Posselt A, Rogers S. Predictors of hospital stay following laparoscopic gastric bypass: analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Mar-Apr; 11(2):288-94. View in PubMed
  6. Carter JT, Kaplan JA, Nguyen JN, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Harris HW. A prospective, randomized controlled trial of single-incision laparoscopic vs conventional 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May; 218(5):950-9. View in PubMed
  7. Marciniak CM, Kaplan J, Welty L, Chen D. Enoxaparin versus tinzaparin for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis during rehabilitation after acute spinal cord injury: a retrospective cohort study comparing safety and efficacy. PM R. 2012 Jan; 4(1):11-7. View in PubMed
  8. Kaplan J, Han L, Halgrimson W, Wang E, Fryer J. The impact of MELD/PELD revisions on the mortality of liver-intestine transplantation candidates. Am J Transplant. 2011 Sep; 11(9):1896-904. View in PubMed
  9. Takeoka A, Kubasak MD, Zhong H, Kaplan J, Roy RR, Phelps PE. Noradrenergic innervation of the rat spinal cord caudal to a complete spinal cord transection: effects of olfactory ensheathing glia. Exp Neurol. 2010 Mar; 222(1):59-69. View in PubMed
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  1. Carter JT, Elliott S, Kaplan J, Lin M, Spina C, Posselt A, Cello J, Rogers S. Predictors of readmission after laparoscopic gastric bypass: an analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Plenary Poster presentation (top 15 posters), ObesityWeek / American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013
  2. Carter JT, Elliott S, Kaplan J, Lin M, Spina C, Posselt A, Cello J, Rogers S. Predictors of longer hospital stay after laparoscopic gastric bypass: an analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Podium presentation to the 2013 ObesityWeek / American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013.
  3. Kaplan J, Lin M, Rogers S, Schecter S, Posselt A, Carter J. 30-day outcomes of elective and emergent paraesophageal hernia repair: Analysis fo 10,656 patients reported to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Submitted to the 2015 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  1. Kaplan J and Rodriguez H. ?Subintimal Angioplasty.? Published in Endovascular Technology. Eds Eskandari MK, Morasch MD, Pearce WH, Yao JST. PMPH-USA 2011: 205-211.

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