George Kaplan, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5120
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Other Languages


Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School


Northwestern University Medical School

Board Certifications

Pediatric Urology




Dr. George W. Kaplan is a pediatric urologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a distinguished professor of clinical surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, he earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Subsequently, Dr. Kaplan completed a rotating internship at Charity Hospital of Louisiana, followed by a residency in urology at Northwestern University and a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellowship. Upon completion of his residency, he was appointed acting chief of urology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and an instructor at Northwestern University Medical School.

In 1969, Dr. Kaplan relocated to San Diego and entered private practice. He was the first urologist west of the Mississippi to focus solely on pediatric urology. Additionally, Dr. Kaplan arranged for residents from both the UC San Diego and Naval Medical Center San Diego urology programs to rotate through Rady Children's. In 1987 at Rady Children's, he established a fellowship in pediatric urology, one of the first to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 300 articles and text book chapters and co-authored one textbook. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urology, Urology, and Family Urology.

Dr. Kaplan has been a visiting professor at a number of institutions throughout the country and abroad and is a member of the American Urological Association and other professional associations. In 2007, he received the Urology Medal from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Locally, Dr. Kaplan has served as chief of surgery and chief of staff at Rady Children's, president of the San Diego Urological Society and chief of pediatric urology and acting chief of urology at UC San Diego.