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

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School


Northwestern University Medical School

Board Certifications





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.


Hypospadias repair with onlay preputial graft: a 25-year experience with long-term follow-up.
Cambareri GM, Yap M, Kaplan GW

Verumontanum Cyst Associated With Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in an Adolescent.
Nork JJ, Yap MK, Kaplan GW

Editorial Comment.
Kaplan GW

Editorial comment.
Kaplan GW

Prepubertal male genitourinary metastatic Crohn's disease: report of a case and review of literature.
Mirheydar HS, Friedlander SF, Kaplan GW

SIU/ICUD Consultation on Urethral Strictures: Urethral strictures in children.
Kaplan GW, Brock JW, Fisch M, Koraitim MM, Snyder HM

Urology in San Diego--its history in "America's finest city".
Cohen SA, Kane CJ, Juwono T, Masterson JH, Kaplan GW

Words of wisdom: re: observation of patients with vesicoureteral reflux off antibiotic prophylaxis: physician bias on patient selection and risk factors for recurrent febrile urinary tract infection.
Kaplan GW

Editorial comment.
Kaplan GW

Urethral strictures in children.
Kaplan GW

Kaplan GW

Editorial comment.
Kaplan GW

Does administration of transdermal dihydrotestosterone gel before hypospadias repair improve postoperative outcomes?
Kaplan GW

Perinatal testicular torsion: preoperative radiological findings and the argument for urgent surgical exploration.
Ahmed SJ, Kaplan GW, DeCambre ME

Re: Testicular fixation following torsion of the spermatic cord--does it guarantee prevention of recurrent torsion events?
Kaplan GW

Results of a 2-year multicenter trial of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with synthetic calcium hydroxyapatite.
Mevorach RA, Hulbert WC, Rabinowitz R, Kennedy WA, Kogan BA, Kryger JV, Caldamone A, Clark WR, Kaplan GW, Durkee CT, Elder JS

Congenital mid ureteral strictures.
Hwang AH, McAleer IM, Shapiro E, Miller OF, Krous HF, Kaplan GW

Presentation of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis in the pediatric population.
Miller OF, Smith LJ, Ferrara EX, McAleer IM, Kaplan GW

Prospective evaluation of human chorionic gonadotropin in the differentiation of undescended testes from retractile testes.
Miller OF, Stock JA, Cilento BG, McAleer IM, Kaplan GW

Open reconstruction of pediatric and adolescent urethral strictures: long-term followup.
Rourke KF, McCammon KA, Sumfest JM, Jordan GH, Kaplan GW

Endotoxin content in renal calculi.
McAleer IM, Kaplan GW, Bradley JS, Carroll SF, Griffith DP

Congenital urinary tract anomalies in pediatric renal trauma patients.
McAleer IM, Kaplan GW, LoSasso BE

Renal and testis injuries in team sports.
McAleer IM, Kaplan GW, LoSasso BE

Diagnosis of urethral obstruction with prenatal magnetic resonance imaging.
Miller OF, Lashley DB, McAleer IM, Kaplan GW

Early hospital discharge for intravesical ureteroneocystostomy.
Miller OF, Bloom TL, Smith LJ, McAleer IM, Kaplan GW, Kolon TF

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