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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1981
    The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1980
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency Program, Anesthesiology, 1978
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, 1976
    University of California/San Diego Medical Center
  • MD, 1975
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • BS, 1971
    Cornell University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anes

National Provider ID: 1780774539


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

A clinical grading scale to predict malignant hyperthermia

(1994) Anesthesiology

A Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of IM Rapacuronium ORG 9487 in Infants and Children

(2001) Anesthesiology

Anesthesia for a partially delivered infant due to a large sacrococcygeal teratoma

(1987) Anesth Analg

Clinical Characteristics and Time Course Associated with Malignant Hyperthermia Presenting in the Postoperative Period

(2008) Anesthesiology

Control of dysrhythmias in a diabetic child with a variant of long QT syndromes Use of a stellate ganglion block

(1993) Regional Anesthesia

Halothane induced ATP depletion in platelets from patients susceptible to malignant hyperthermia and from controls

(1983) Anesthesiology

Jaw relaxation following halothane/succinylcholine sequence in children

(1994) Anesthesiology

Sedation and Analgesia in Pediatric Patients for Procedures Outside the Operating Room

(0001) A Practice of Pediatric Anesthesia for Infants and Children

Sedation and Analgesia in Pediatric Patients for Procedures Outside the Operating Room

(2008) American Society of Anesthesiologists Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology