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Sheldon Kaplan, MD

Full Affiliate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist


After completing his postdoctoral training in 1977, Dr. Kaplan joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He became the chief of the Infectious Disease Service at the Texas Children’s Hospital in 1981, and a full professor at Baylor in 1987. Dr. Kaplan holds several leadership positions in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor including Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and head of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section.

Description of Research

Dr. Kaplan conducts clinical surveillance studies of invasive infections in children. He is also sequencing the predominant clone of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in Houston (USA300-HOU) to discover S. aureus epitopes for potential vaccine candidates.

Areas Of Expertise

Infectious diseases S. pneumoniae N. meningitides S. aureus Gene sequencing