Dr. Andre Albert Kaplan is noted as a Google scholar with over 2,500 citations to his credit.
PLAINVILLE, CT, February 20, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Andre Albert Kaplan, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kaplan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Having accrued well over 40 years of inimitable expertise in the field of nephrology, Dr. Kaplan has garnered a lauded reputation as a professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center since 1995, the chief of blood purification at the John Dempsey Hospital since 2004 and the medical director of the University of Connecticut/DCI Dialysis Center since 1999. Particularly fluent in the realm of clinical and laboratory evaluation of numerous types of blood purification techniques, he is likewise the medical director of the MacDougall Correctional Institution's Dialysis Unit. Long driven by a desire to help others and by his innate fascination with chemistry, biology, and physics, Dr. Kaplan was inspired throughout his formative years to pursue a career in medicine.
Before embarking upon his professional journey, Dr. Kaplan enrolled at New York University, where he completed coursework between 1968 and 1969, after which he spent a year abroad at Tel Aviv University. During this time, he began traveling all over the world, ultimately visiting an astounding 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and Europe. Returning to the United States, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern studies in 1972 from NYU, after which he made the decision to pivot towards a profession that would allow him to work anywhere. Choosing medicine, Dr. Kaplan concluded his academic efforts at the University of Brussels Medical School from 1972 until 1978, graduating as Doctor of Medicine, with honors.
Following these accomplishments, Dr. Kaplan commenced a med/surg internship at the Booth Memorial Hospital Center in Flushing, New York, in 1978, where he would eventually rise to become the chief resident of medicine in 1981. He subsequently became designated as a fellow of nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and conducted research from 1981 to 1983, after which he accepted an invitation to teach medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Kaplan ascended from the position of an assistant professor of medicine to his current role as a professor.
Outside of his primary endeavors, Dr. Kaplan has notably distinguished himself as the program director for the continual medical education program on behalf of the Greater Hartford Nephrology Conference since 1993. He likewise served as a consultant in that discipline for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Newington between 1983 and 2000. Over the course of his exemplary career, Dr. Kaplan earned the distinction of serving as the president of the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Blood Purification, the president of the seventh world congress of the World Apheresis Association in Buenos Aires, a member on the board of trustees of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the president of the International Society for Apheresis.
Outside of these titles, Dr. Kaplan has also distinguished himself as the session co-chair for various annual meetings for numerous organizations, including the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, as a member on the organizing committee for such events as the International Conference on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, and a member of various committees at John Dempsey Hospital. Furthermore, he has excelled as a visiting professor and delivered over 200 lectures throughout the United States and in 25 countries across five continents. To remain aware of developments in his area of expertise, Dr. Kaplan is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology, as well as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the New York Academy of Science, the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, the International Society of Nephrology, the American-Israeli Nephrology Association, and the Renal Physician's Association, among others.
With a plethora of knowledge at his disposal, Dr. Kaplan has contributed his wealth of expertise to more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, including "Fluid Balance During Intestinal Dialysis in a Beluga Whale," "A Proposed Approach to the Dialysis Prescription in Severely Hyponatremic Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease" and "Therapeutic Apheresis in Special Populations." He has written on behalf of such professional journals as the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Journal of Rheumatology, and the Journal of the American Thoracic Society, and much more. Moreover, Dr. Kaplan is noted as a Google scholar with over 2,500 citations to his credit.
Well-regarded in the field, Dr. Kaplan has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments on several occasions. He was first recognized among the Best Doctors in America in 1998 and subsequently every year from 2005 to 2020. Additionally, Dr. Kaplan was presented with Awards for Excellence in teaching from both the Internal Medicine Medical House Officers and the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
In a career suffused with highlights, Dr. Kaplan is most proud to have dialyzed a whale, succeeding in sustaining the animal's life for two weeks. Beyond that accomplishment, he notably proposed a urinary index: the fractional excretion of urea, which has proven to be a useful tool as a non invasive assessment of renal perfusion. Outside of his primary career responsibilities, Dr. Kaplan often enjoys indulging in such diversions as sailing.
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