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After repair to tricep and an ACL reconstruction Marks wins Ed Block Courage Award

Jaguars eighth-year defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks has been named the team’s 2016 Ed Block Courage Award Winner, as voted on by his teammates. The Ed Block Courage Award is an annual award presented to players in the NFL, who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.

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Voted number one orthopaedic surgeon by Void Magazine

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Dr. Kaplan has been named one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in Jacksonville by

Dr. Kaplan is excited to be back on the field taking care of the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2016 season.

Dr. Kaplan will be returning to Indianapolis to recheck future NFL players at the NFL combine recheck prior to the draft at the end of April.

Kevin Kaplan, MD named as an assistant clinical professor for the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his work with the Sports Medicine Fellowship

The doctors are in: How to avoid injuries when participating in the River Run

Thousands and thousands of people are ready to run in Saturday’s 2015 Gate River Run. But they also need to be ready to avoid injury.

Participating in athletics of any kind stresses the body. The bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage all experience an increase in load when working out, playing tennis or even just walking.

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Named as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery 2015

Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery 2015

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August 9, 2014 – Dr. Kevin Kaplan returns to The Conversation to talk about the Jaguars and sports medicine

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April 19, 2014 – Dr. Kevin Kaplan of the Jacksonville Jaguars guests on The Conversation

Congratulations to Dr. Kaplan for being voted the #1 Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2014

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Dr. Kevin Kaplan of the Jacksonville Jaguars guests on The Conversation

This week on The Conversation, we are honored to have with us Dr. Kevin Kaplan, an orthopedic surgeon at JOI Fellowship in Sport medicine expert and also the head physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s a very interesting episode where he talks about how the players are checked up for health problems and the process of sport medicine — from the draft all way to the final game.

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JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced that the League has recognized the Sharks’ Medical Staff as the Sports Medicine Program of the Year for the 2014 season.

“The tireless work of our medical team is absolutely vital to our organization,” Sharks Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy said. “We are proud to accept this recognition, and would like to personally thank our entire medical team for their phenomenal work both this season and over the course of our first five seasons. We encourage all Sharks fans put their health care in the hands of our wonderful medical partners. We trust them to keep our players on the field, so you should trust them with your everyday health care needs.”

Under the direction of Director of Sports Medicine Joshua Gregoire and Team Physician Kevin M. Kaplan, MD, the Sharks’ medical staff provides multi-faceted care for Sharks players and staff throughout the calendar year. In 2014, the medical staff excelled in all aspects of overall medical care, including day-to-day maintenance, injury treatment and rehabilitation.

Dr. Kaplan was honored in 2013 as one of Jacksonville’s top 40 under 40 as one of the city’s up and coming leaders


2013 Health Care Hero – Jacksonville, Florida

2013 Health Care Hero - Jacksonville, Florida

Was it always your goal to become an Orthopedic Surgeon? Tell us about your journey.

I participated in athletics during my childhood and broke my ankle when I was thirteen. I was exposed to physical therapy and initially had a goal to work as a therapist for a professional sports team. Dr. Ripley, my Orthopaedic Surgeon during my childhood and high school athletic career, offered me the opportunity to watch her perform a knee arthroscopy. After observing for one day, my goal changed as I decided to pursue a career in Orthopaedic Surgery hoping to one day work as a team physician for a professional sports team. That goal remained constant through college, medical school and residency. I was able to fulfill part of my dream in Los Angeles as an assistant doctor to the head team doctors for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, Dodgers, and Anaheim Ducks. Moving to Jacksonville I was given the opportunity to assist with taking care of the Jacksonville Jaguars and simultaneously became the head team physician for the Jacksonville Sharks. Prior to the 2013-14 NFL season, I was named head team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars completing one of my long term career goals. I have an extremely busy Orthopaedic Sports practice and enjoy taking care of athletes of all type including not only professional, but high school, collegiate and weekend warrior athletes.

You were one of the leaders recognized at the Legacy of Leaders dinner and in the Portrait of Leadership Gallery that was held at Ocean 60. What does being a “leader” mean to you?

Being a leader means that I have the ability to not only make a difference in my community, but I also can help to motivate those people around to make meaningful contributions. The Portrait of Leadership has helped to spread the word about the positive differences that a number of leaders have made over the last several years.

What advice would you leave future leaders?

My advice to future leaders is to constantly challenge yourself and do not be afraid to leave you comfort zone. Every day gives you the opportunity to make a difference in our community. Setting goals, working hard to reach those goals and taking the time to appreciate the journey are key components to being a successful leader. It is not easy being a leader, but the reward for accomplishing your goals is priceless.

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Dr. Kevin Kaplan has been named Jacksonville Jaguars Head Team Physician

The Jaguars Orthopaedic Team

 Dr. Kaplan on the Field with the Jaguars


Honored at Legacy of Leaders Jacksonville

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Dr. Kaplan being honored at the 2013 Arthritis Walk

Dr. Kaplan being honored at the 2013 Arthritis Walk

Up & Comer: Kevin Kaplan, MD

Kevin Kaplan, M.D., of Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute was featured as this month’s Up and Comer. Here is more on the interview with Dr. Kaplan.

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Jacksonville Business Journal event honoring the 40 most influential people under 40 in 2013

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The 2012 Jacksonville Arthritis Walk

The 2012 Jacksonville Arthritis Walk

Press Releases

Understanding Rotator Cuff Tears and RepairsJacksonville Orthopaedic Institute provides medical support for the 2011 AT&T American Cup and Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup

Understanding Rotator Cuff Tears and RepairsJacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Announces" Exclusive Sports Medicine Provider" Designation for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team


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