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Henry Jerrold Kaplan, MD Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Kaplan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of ophthalmology

Dr. Kaplan is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of more than 375 medical textbooks, chapters and articles on uveitis, macular degeneration, and retinal degeneration.

    LOUISVILLE, KY, November 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dr. Henry J. Kaplan a Lifetime Achiever. 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.

Dr. Kaplan is a pioneer in ophthalmology research and education. For more than 15 years, he has worked as the William H. Blondina F. Evans Professor of Ophthalmology and as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was a professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine and served as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for 10 years. He was an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Microbioogy at Emory University School of Medicine, and he also served as both a professor and director of research for the ophthalmology department. Early in his career, Dr. Kaplan was an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Medical School (Southwestern Medical School, Dallas). He started his career as a surgical resident at Bellevue Hospital at the New York University Medical Center, and interned in medicine at Lakeside Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University.

Dr. Kaplan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1964 and received a medical degree from Cornell University in 1968. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1979. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Kaplan is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of more than 375 medical textbooks, chapters and articles on uveitis, macular degeneration, and retinal degeneration. He serves as an associate editor of Translational Vision Science & Technology, as past editor of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, and is a scientific reviewer for Nature, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Retina, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Current Eye Research, and Experimental Eye Research. Dr. Kaplan was the president of the American Uveitis Society, and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Association of Immunologists, American Medical Association, Macula Society, Retina Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, Louisville Ophthalmology Society, Kentucky Academy Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Kaplan was a Retina-Vitreous Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a National Institutes of Health fellowship in immunology at the University of Texas Medical School (Dallas). Further, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a gold fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Kaplan is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served from 1970 to 1972, as a captain in the Medical Corps. He has been married to Adele Lotner for more than 50 years. The couple have three children, Wendi Suzanne, Todd Daniel, and Ariane Dev, and six grandchildren, Noah, Emma, Lilah, Asher, Ava, and Rosie.

Dr. Kaplan received achievement awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1984 and 1994, a lifetime achievement honor award in 2012, and a special recognition award in 2015. In 1987, he was presented with the Science Award from the Alcon Research Institute, and in 1984, he was named the Olga Keith Weiss Research to Prevent Blindness Scholar. He has been featured in Who's Who in America, editions 46 to 70, Who's Who in American Education, 7th and 8th edition, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, editions 1 to 8, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, editions 10 to 12, Who's Who in the Midwest, editions 27 to 29, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, editions 30 to 42, and Who's Who in the World, editions 23 to 33.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Kaplan has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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