George Kaplan, M.D.

Retired-Medicine-Pediatric Urology

Dr. George Kaplan recently retired as a pediatric urologist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, where he has also served as chief of surgery and chief of staff. He is a distinguished professor of clinical surgery at UCSD School of Medicine.

In 1969, Dr. Kaplan moved to San Diego to start a private practice. He was the first urologist west of the Mississippi to focus solely on pediatric urology. In 1987, at Rady Children’s, he established a fellowship in pediatric urology, one of the first to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 300 articles and text book chapters and co-authored one textbook.

In December 2016, Club 33 honored George with the club’s distinguished MacLaggan Award which recognizes individuals who have made an impact in the lives of children.

Doug Arbon, Alan Spector and Tom Vecchione were his sponsors.