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The Doctors of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona

Dr. David J. Kaplan, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Dr. David J. Kaplan is a urologic surgeon who has been awarded and recognized for his contributions to advancing knowledge in the field of Urology. Dr. Kaplan moved to the Valley from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed six years of Urologic training at Temple University Hospital and The Fox Chase Cancer Center.

While in Philadelphia, Dr. Kaplan developed his skills in minimally invasive surgery including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition Dr. Kaplan has extensive training in Nephron Sparing Surgery for kidney tumors which allows for the excision of a kidney mass and can avert the need for dialysis.

Dr. Kaplan’s philosophy is to treat patients from the perspective of a family member. He strives to communicate to patients all aspects of their urologic disease and formulate a plan of treatment with the patient that will suit their medical needs. In addition, Dr. Kaplan also believes in the importance of multidisciplinary care and works hard to communicate with other medical providers in order to develop a team approach to treating each individual.

Dr. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, and spent his formative years in western New York. He completed his undergraduate work at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before returning to western New York to earn his M.D. degree at The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Upon graduation he was awarded a residency at Temple University Hospital where he completed two years of general surgery training and four years of Urology training, including time spent at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. Kaplan has received multiple local, regional, and national accolades for his research on cancers of the urinary tract. In addition Dr. Kaplan is the author of multiple academic articles and textbook chapters.

In his spare time, Dr. Kaplan enjoys taking advantage of local Valley activities including mountain biking and hiking. He is an avid University of Michigan football fan, and looks forward to watching the games with his wife and two young daughters.

 

Education, Publications & Experience

Dr. David J. Kaplan, MD

Work Experience

Academic Urology and Urogynecology of Arizona
Urologist: 2012 - present

Education

Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Dept. of Urology
Resident, Urology: July 2007 – 2011

Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Dept. of General Surgery
Internship, General Surgery: June 2005 – July 2006
Resident, General Surgery: July 2006 – July 2007

State University of New York at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Science
2001-2005
M.D., May 2005

University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1997-2001
B.S., April 2001
Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences
Minor in Chemistry, English

Licensure

Medical Training License, Pennsylvania
MT186283 (2005 – present)

Medical Training License, Pennsylvania
MD434192 (2007 – present)

Medical License, Arizona
44477 (2011 – present)

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Honors & Awards

1.Second Place, Resident Prize Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA. “Evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator in a High-Risk Screening Population.” Williamsburg, VA; October 2009

2. First Place, Resident Prize Essay Competition, Philadelphia Urological Society. “External Validation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator in a High-Risk Screening Population.” Philadelphia, PA; March 2009

3. Second Place, Resident Prize Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA • “Kidney Cancer and Competing Causes of Mortality: An Age-Based Population Study” • Chesapeake, MD; October 2008

4. Best Poster, Localized Kidney Cancer Session IV, National Meeting of the AUA • “Kidney Cancer and Competing Causes of Mortality: An Age-Based Population Study” • Orlando, FL; May 2008

5. Second Place, Resident Prize Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA • “Residual Prostate Cancer Following Radiotherapy: A Study of Radical Cystoprostatectomy Specimens” • Southampton, Bermuda; October 2007

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Publications & Manuscripts

1. Golovine K, Makhov P, Uzzo RG, Kutikov A, Kaplan DJ, Fox E, Kolenko VM. “Cadmium down-regulates expression of XIAP at the post-transcriptional level in prostate cancer cells through an NF-kappaB-independent, proteasome-mediated mechanism.” Mol Cancer 9;9:183, 2010.

2. Kaplan DJ, Boorjian SA, Ruth K, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Uzzo RG, Buyyounouski MK, Raysor S, and Giri VN. “Evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator in a High-Risk Screening Population.” BJU Int 105:334-337, 2010.

3. Kaplan DJ, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Uzzo RG, and Boorjian SA. “Competing Causes of Mortality in Patients with T1b Renal Cell Carcinoma: Additional Evidence to Expand the Indications for Nephron Sparing Surgery.” Submitted for publication, Journal of Urology, August 2009.

4. Kaplan DJ, Pontari MA. “Acute Pyelonephritis.” Five-Minute Urology Consult, 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams publishing, in press, 2009.

5. Kaplan DJ, Crispen PL, Greenberg RE, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Buyyounouski MK, Horowitz EM and Uzzo RG. “Residual Prostate Cancer After Radiotherapy: A Study of Radical Cystoprostatectomy Specimens.” Urology 72: 654-658, 2008.

6.Greenfield SP, Williot P, and Kaplan DJ. “Gross Hematuria in Children: A Ten-Year Review.” Urology 69: 166-169, 2007.

7. Kaplan DJ, Kunkle DA, Egleston BL, Wong YN, Saad I, and Uzzo RG. “Kidney Cancer and Competing Causes of Mortality: An Age-based Population Study.” Publication pending.

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Presentations

1. “Competing Causes of Mortality in Patients with T1b Renal Cell Carcinoma: Additional Evidence to Expand the Indications for Nephron Sparing Surgery” Kaplan DJ, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Uzzo RG, and Boorjian SA • National Meeting of the AUA, Chicago, IL; April 2009

2. “External Validation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator in a High-Risk Screening Population” Kaplan DJ, Boorjian SA, Ruth K, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Uzzo RG, Buyyounouski MK, Raysor S, and Giri VN • Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA, Williamsburg, VA; October 2009

3. “Kidney Cancer and Competing Causes of Mortality: An Age-Based Population Study” Kaplan DJ, Kunkle DA, Egleston BL, Wong YN, Saad I, and Uzzo RG • Society of Urologic Oncology, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; November 2008 • Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA, Chesapeake, MD; October 2008 • National Meeting of the AUA, Orlando, FL; May 2008 • Philadelphia Urological Society, Philadelphia, PA; April 2008

4. “Residual Prostate Cancer After Radiotherapy: A Study of Radical Cystoprostatectomy Specimens” Kaplan DJ, Crispen PL, Greenberg RE, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Buyyounouski MK, Horowitz EM and Uzzo RG • National Meeting of the AUA, Orlando, FL; May 2008 • Society of Urologic Oncology, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; October, 2007 • Temple University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery, Research Symposium; April, 2007

5. “Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia” Kaplan DJ • Grand Rounds, Temple University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery; May 2007

6. “Surgical Versus Conservative Management of High-grade Superficial Bladder Cancer” Kaplan DJ • Grand Rounds, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, Dept. of Urology; October 2004

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Leadership & Professional Organizations

Temple University Hospital, RRC audit, Dept. of Pathology
2009)

American Urologic Association,
2006-present

Philadelphia Urologic Society, Executive Board
2006-present)

Pennsylvania State Medical Society
2005-present

Philadelphia County Medical Society
2005- present

POLITY, SUNY Buffalo SMBS student government representative
2001-2005

Curriculum Committee, SUNY Buffalo SMBS
2002-2004

American Medical Association
2001-present

American Medical Students Association
2001-2005

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The da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy represents the next revolution in surgery for prostate cancer. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, it allows the surgeon to remove the prostate using small incisions instead of the traditional large incision. For the patient, this typically means less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a quicker return to normal activities after the procedure.

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Meet the Doctors

Urology:

Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Chandan Kundavaram, MD

John Mai, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD

Urogynecology:

Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD

Gynecology:

Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Katie Gillies, MMS, PA-C

Madison Palmer, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jamie Tumbleson, ANP


Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Vasectomy
Incontinence
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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