Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Alan L. Kaplan, M.D.

Alan L. Kaplan, M.D.


Alan L. Kaplan, M.D.

Alan L. Kaplan, M.D.

Clinical Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology
The Methodist Hospital
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: akaplan@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-1026
Fax: 713-790-2986


B.A.   Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
M.D.   Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Training

Internship, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Obstetrics and Gynecology Assistant Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY



After completing his surgical oncology fellowship, Dr. Kaplan joined Baylor College of Medicine´s department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He became full professor and director of their division of Gynecologic Oncology in 1979. Dr. Kaplan joined the Methodist Hospital in 2005 as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Golden Forceps Award for outstanding medical student education, and was named as one of the Best Doctors in America from 1995 through 2003. Dr. Kaplan is a member of several professional societies including the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Surgeons, and is a founding member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

Description of Research

Dr. Kaplan´s primary area of research is the development and refinement of procedures for early identification and treatment of gynecological tumors. He is also interested in the development of reconstructive procedures for problems that occur following radical pelvic surgery.

Major Areas of Research

Gynecologic oncology, pathology

Recent Publications

Toy EC, Montealegre AI, Fernandez LP, Harms KP, Kaplan AL. (2007) Is fetal anatomic assessment on follow-up antepartum sonograms clinically useful? J Ultrasound Med 26:1175-9.

Ambani DS, White B, Kaplan AL, Alberto A. (2006) A case of monophasic synovial sarcoma presenting as a vulvar mass. Gynocol Oncol 100: 433-436.

Coffeey D, Kaplan AL, Ramzy I. (2005) Intraoperative consultation in gynecologic pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1544-1557.

Dietrich JE, Kaplan AL, Lopez H, Jaffee I. (2004) A case of poorly differentiated Sertoli-Leydig tumor of the ovary. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 17:49-52.

Ben-Arie A, Levy R, Lavie O, Edwards C, Kaplan A. (2004) Conservative treatment of stage IA2 squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 104:1129-1131.

Ben-Arie A, Levy R, Lavie O, Edwards C, Kaplan AL. (2004) High-risk endometrial cancer in young indigent women. Int J Gynecol Cancer 14:927-930.

Ostrom KH, Ben-Arie A, Edwards CL, Gregg A, Chiu JK, Kaplan AL. (2003) Uterine evacuation with Misoprostol during radiation therapy for cervical cancer in pregnancy. Int J Gynecol Cancer 13:340-343.