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Kevin M. Kaplan, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Kevin M. Kaplan, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Kaplan is the Head Team Physician for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and has been a physician with the team for 12 years. He is also the head team physician for the Bolles School where he graduated from in 1995. Dr. Kaplan is a Team Physician for Jacksonville University and takes care of athletes from the majority of high schools in the local and regional area. In the past, Dr. Kaplan was the Team Physician for the Arena Football League Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the University of North Florida. He also is asked to cover as a physician for numerous athletic events hosted in Jacksonville throughout the year including the PGA championship at Sawgrass.

Dr. Kaplan graduated from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in cell and molecular biology and was distinguished as Summa Cum Laude with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of numerous National Honor Societies. He attended New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) where he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and was distinguished in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Kaplan completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Langone (New York, NY) where he was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident, contributed over twenty orthopaedic publications and earned several research awards. He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (Los Angeles, CA). During his fellowship, he assisted the head team physician in the orthopaedic care of the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, he served as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and Loyola Marymount University. Working among innovators in the field of sports medicine, Dr. Kaplan has been trained in cutting-edge arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He has presented his research at numerous national meetings and is a fellow-member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Kaplan strives to be a leader in the field of sports medicine, arthroscopy and patient care in the Jacksonville community.

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