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Richard F. Kaplan, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Division Chief, Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine

Cardiac Anesthesia Program

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
National Provider Identifier1780774539

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Richard Kaplan, MD, is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children's National Medical Center. He has been practicing at Children’s National for more than 15 years.

Dr. Kaplan is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in pediatric anesthesiology, with expertise in a variety of specialized areas, including education, malignant hyperthermia, and pediatric sedation.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Cornell University Ithaca, NYBachelor of Science 1967 -1971
Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NYDoctor of Medicine 1971 -1975
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Malignant Hyperthermia Hotline Partnership AwardMalignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States1997
Outstanding Teaching AwardUniversity of Florida College of Medicine1982

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberSociety for Pediatric Anesthesiology
MemberMalignant Hyperthermia Association of the United S
MemberAnesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
MemberInterplast, Inc.
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Read more about the research interests of Richard F. Kaplan
Journal Article, Kaplan, R.F. (2008), Sedation and Analgesia in Pediatric Patients for Procedures Outside the Operating Room, American Society of Anesthesiologists Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology, 1-7.

Journal Article, Flood, C.D., Tobin, J.R., Kaplan, R.F., Ly, Y., & Litman, R.S. (2008), Clinical Characteristics and Time Course Associated with Malignant Hyperthermia Presenting in the Postoperative Period, Anesthesiology.

Journal Article, Denman, W., Kaplan, R.F., Hannallah, C., Coté, C., Ginsberg, B., Hummer, K. (2001), A Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of IM Rapacuronium (ORG 9487) in Infants and Children, Anesthesiology, 94, 3-7.

Book, Yaster, M., Krane, E.J., Kaplan, R.F., Coté, C.J., Lappe, D.G. (1997), Pediatric Pain Management and Sedation Handbook.

Journal Article, Larach, M., Gregory, A., Denborough, M., Ellis, R., Gronert, G., Kaplan, R.F., Muldoon, S., Nelson, T., Ording, H., Rosenberg, H., Waud, B., Wedel, D., & Localio, R. (1994), A clinical grading scale to predict malignant hyperthermia, Anesthesiology, 80, 771-779.

Journal Article, Hannallah, R.S., Kaplan, R.F. (1994), Jaw relaxation following halothane/succinylcholine sequence in children, Anesthesiology, 81, 99-103.

Journal Article, Mesa, A. & Kaplan, R.F. (1993), Control of dysrhythmias in a diabetic child with a variant of long QT syndromes: Use of a stellate ganglion block, Regional Anesthesia, 18, 1, 60-62.

Journal Article, Varga, D., Kaplan, R.F., Kellner, K, Johnson, J., & Miller, D. (1987), Anesthesia for a partially delivered infant due to a large sacrococcygeal teratoma, Anesth Analg, 66, 1325-1327.

Journal Article, Giger, U. & Kaplan, R.F. (1983), Halothane induced ATP depletion in platelets from patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia and from controls, Anesthesiology, 58, 347-352.

Book, Kaplan, R.F., A Practice of Pediatric Anesthesia for Infants and Children.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Richard Kaplan, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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