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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Cardiac anesthesiology
  • Malignant hyperthermia

Education & Training

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, (1967-1971)
  • M.D., Medicine, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY, (1971-1975)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, (1975-1976)
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, (1976-1979)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, (1979-1980)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Anesthesiology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science
  • Professor of Critical Care, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science


Richard Kaplan, M.D., is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children's National Hospital and the Division Chief of Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine. He has been practicing at Children’s National for more than 20 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.

Research & Publications