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Edwin L. Kaplan, MD

Professor of Surgery

Dr. Edwin Kaplan is a world-respected endocrine surgeon. He is an expert in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine, pancreatic, and adrenal diseases. Dr. Kaplan no longer sees patients, but he continues to teach and perform research.

He is the editor of two books about the thyroid and the co-author of a book on neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 75 book chapters, 160 research articles, and a number of other contributions to the medical literature.

Dr. Kaplan previously served as a governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is a past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Chicago Surgical Society, and the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a visiting professor at medical schools in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

General Surgery

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
American Surgical Association
Chicago Surgical Society
Illinois Surgical Society
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of University Surgeons
The Endocrine Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6155

Office Fax

(773) 834-5295

Office Postal Address

Edwin L. Kaplan, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4052
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kaplan's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.