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.


Clinical benefit of tolvaptan in patients with acute decompensated heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
Uemura Y, Shibata R, Takemoto K, Uchikawa T, Koyasu M, Ishikawa S, Mitsuda T, Miura A, Imai R, Iwamiya S, Ozaki Y, Kato T, Miura T, Watarai M, Murohara T

Functional characterization of the tumor suppressor CMTM8 and its association with prognosis in bladder cancer.
Zhang S, Pei X, Hu H, Zhang W, Mo X, Song Q, Zhang Y, Xu K, Wang Y, Na Y

Comparison of ultrasonography and surface landmarks in detecting the localization for cricothyroidotomy.
Yıldız G, Göksu E, Şenfer A, Kaplan A

Is age a barrier to pancreaticoduodenectomy? An Italian dual-institution study.
Casadei R, Taffurelli G, Silvestri S, Ricci C, Campra D, Minni F

Phospholipase C Beta 1: a Candidate Signature Gene for Proneural Subtype High-Grade Glioma.
Lu G, Chang JT, Liu Z, Chen Y, Li M, Zhu JJ

Nuclear PARP1 expression and its prognostic significance in breast cancer patients.
Mazzotta A, Partipilo G, De Summa S, Giotta F, Simone G, Mangia A

[Duration of breastfeeding in preterm infants followed at a secondary referral service].
Freitas BA, Lima LM, Carlos CF, Priore SE, Franceschini SD

Performing Survival Analyses in the Presence of Competing Risks: A Clinical Example in Older Breast Cancer Patients.
de Glas NA, Kiderlen M, Vandenbroucke JP, de Craen AJ, Portielje JE, van de Velde CJ, Liefers GJ, Bastiaannet E, Le Cessie S

Pitting new treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia against old ones: How do they fare?
Shvidel L, Berrebi A

Incorporating Nurse-Midwifery Students into Graduate Medical Education: Lessons Learned in Interprofessional Education.
Kaplan R, Shaw-Battista J, Stotland NE

Clinicopathological Significance of MicroRNA-20b Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Regulation of HIF-1<i>α</i> and VEGF Effect on Cell Biological Behaviour.
Xue TM, Tao LD, Zhang M, Zhang J, Liu X, Chen GF, Zhu YJ, Zhang PJ

Repair of lung herniation with titanium prosthetic ribs and Prolene mesh.
Akkas Y, Peri NG, Kocer B, Kaplan T

Unilateral anhidrosis: A rare complication of thoracic epidural analgesia.
Gulbahar G, Gundogdu AG, Alkan G, Baysalman HB, Kaplan T

Clustering of immunological, metabolic and genetic features in latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: evidence from principal component analysis.
Pes GM, Delitala AP, Errigo A, Delitala G, Dore MP

Total Wrist Arthroplasty: A Single-Center Study of 219 Cases With 5-Year Follow-up.
Sagerfors M, Gupta A, Brus O, Pettersson K

Oncological outcomes of radical nephroureterectomy versus kidney-sparing surgery for elective treatment of clinically organ-confined upper tract urothelial carcinoma of the distal ureter.
Seisen T, Nison L, Remzi M, Klatte T, Mathieu R, Lucca I, Bozzini G, Capitanio U, Novara G, Cussenot O, Compérat E, Renard-Penna R, Peyronnet B, Merseburger AS, Fritsche HM, Hora M, Shariat SF, Colin P, Rouprêt M

Prognostic effect of estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest undergoing percutaneous veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Kuroki N, Abe D, Iwama T, Sugiyama K, Akashi A, Hamabe Y, Aonuma K, Sato A

Ascending aortic aneurysm repair and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Worku B, Gulkarov I, Mack CA, Girardi LN, Salemi A

Adoption of pleurectomy and decortication for malignant mesothelioma leads to similar survival as extrapleural pneumonectomy.
Batirel HF, Metintas M, Caglar HB, Ak G, Yumuk PF, Yildizeli B, Yuksel M

Decreased expression of BRCA1-associated protein 1 predicts unfavorable survival in gastric adenocarcinoma.
Yan S, He F, Luo R, Wu H, Huang M, Huang C, Li Y, Zhou Z

Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts prognosis in patients with locoregionally advanced laryngeal carcinoma treated with chemoradiotherapy.
Zeng YC, Chi F, Xing R, Xue M, Wu LN, Tang MY, Wu R

Bayesian Causal Mediation Analysis for Group Randomized Designs with Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Effects: Simulation and Case Study.
Park S, Kaplan D

Up regulation of the long non-coding RNA NEAT1 promotes esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell progression and correlates with poor prognosis.
Chen X, Kong J, Ma Z, Gao S, Feng X

Lewis Y antigen modified CD47 is an independent risk factor for poor prognosis and promotes early ovarian cancer metastasis.
Tan M, Zhu L, Zhuang H, Hao Y, Gao S, Liu S, Liu Q, Liu D, Liu J, Lin B

Outcome of glomerulonephritis in live-donor renal transplant recipients: A single-centre experience.
Akl AI, Adel H, Rahim MA, Wafa EW, Shokeir AA

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