Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Alan Kaplan, M.D.

Our Physicans & Staff - Alan Kaplan, M.D.

Dr. Alan Kaplan

Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology Program
The Methodist Hospital

Chairman, Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Methodist Hospital

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine

6550 Fannin Street
Smith Tower, Suite 901
Houston, TX 77030
713-441-1026 – Physician’s main office
713-441-9229 – Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine
Maps & Directions


Dr. Alan L. Kaplan is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Methodist Hospital and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He received his medical degree in 1955 from Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1959. He then served two years in the Army, following which he returned to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for fellowship training, which he completed in 1963. He joined Baylor College of Medicine in 1963, and was with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 42 years. He served as Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Kaplan became a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1966, and earned his certification in Gynecologic Oncology in 1974.

Dr. Kaplan is a member of numerous professional societies, many of which relate to his specialty field – female cancers. He has served on various editorial boards, and is active on committees of both the professional organizations and the hospitals at which he practices. He has received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Kaplan has authored or co-authored almost one hundred peer-reviewed articles and six book chapters. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the care of women with reproductive tract cancers and gynecologic surgical problems. He enjoys jogging, swimming, reading, and tennis.

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Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL


  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY


  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Areas of Excellence

  • Carcinoma in-situ
  • Cancer of the vulva
  • Female reproductive tract cancers
  • Gynecologic surgical problems
  • Gynecology oncology
  • Pathology


  • Marquis Who’s Who, 1975 - Present
  • Distinguished Faculty Member, Baylor College of Medicine Resident Award, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Baylor College of Medicine Resident Staff, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Physician of the Quarter, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 1994
  • Resident Appreciation Award - Baylor College of Medicine Resident Staff, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Presidents Award, Houston Gynecological & Obstetrical Foundation, 1995
  • The Best Doctors in America, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • The American Cancer Society, Partners in Courage Award of Achievement, 1998
  • Faculty Medical Student Educator of the Year, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Golden Forceps Award Medical Student Education, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2003, 2004
  • Houston’s Top Docs for Women, 2006 to Present
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009-2010
  • Texas Super Doctors, 2006 to Present
  • John W. Overstreet, M.D. Award Recipient, The Methodist Hospital - Houston, 2007
  • Best Faculty Teacher Award, The Methodist Hospital-Houston, Ob/Gyn Residency Program, 2006-2007
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2008
  • The Inaugural Dr. and Mrs. Alan L. Kaplan Lectureship, The Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX, February 4, 2009

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  1. Kaplan AL, Jacobs WM, Ehrsman JB. Aggressive management of pelvic abscess. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1967; 98:482-487.
  2. Kaplan AL, Kaufman RH. Diagnosis and management of dysplasia and carcinoma in situ of the cervix in pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynecol 1967; 10:871-878.
  3. Kaplan AL. Postradiation ureteral obstruction. Obstet Gynecol Survey 1975; 32:1-6.
  4. Kaplan AL, Kaufman RH. Management of advanced carcinoma of the vulva. Gynecol Oncol 1975; 3:220-232.
  5. Kaplan AL. Vulvar reconstruction. Clin Obstet Gynecol 1985; 28(1):211-119.

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