Kevin M. Kaplan, MD

Dr. Kevin Kaplan, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Kaplan graduated from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) with a Bachelor of Science.  He majored in cell and molecular biology and was distinguished as Summa Cum Laude with Honors.   Dr. Kaplan was Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of numerous National Honor Societies. He attended New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) where he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine.  He was distinguished in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Kaplan completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, NY).  He was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident, contributed over twenty orthopaedic publications, earned research awards.  Dr. Kaplan received specialized training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital.  He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (Los Angeles, CA). During his fellowship, he assisted the head team physician in the orthopaedic care of the 2009 World Champion Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, he served as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, and Loyola Marymount University. Working among innovators in the field of sports medicine, Dr. Kaplan has been trained in cutting-edge arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.  As well as in joint preserving and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder and elbow.

He has presented his research at numerous national meetings and he is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Kaplan is a fellow-member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Kaplan recently presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Meeting on new technology regarding rotator cuff tears in addition to a study regarding shoulder strength and range of motion in high school pitchers.

Team Physician 

He is Head Team Physician for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and Head Team Physician for the Jacksonville Sharks, and works with Jacksonville University and Atlantic Coast High School. On October 9, he served as event physician for the NBA Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans preseason game held at Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville. In March 2010, he was Head Physician for the 2011 AT&T American Cup gymnastics competition in Jacksonville, FL .

He practices at San Marco.

1325 San Marco Blvd., Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.346.3465 • F 904.396.0388

New Patient Appointment Line: 904.564.2000 • F 904.996.9412

Hours of Operation 
8:30 am to 5:00 pm – Monday thru Friday

With the current COVID-19 crisis, mask use is imperative. Watch as Dr. Kaplan speaks about the benefits of an ActivArmor mask.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Arthroscopy
  • General Orthopaedics


Physician Extenders

Christopher Garman, PA-C Physician Assistant
(904)391-6822 ext. 2201

Mike McCarthy, PA-C, Physician Assistant

Medical Secretary
(904) 391-6945

Medical Assistant


  • ACL Injuries and Repairs
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Ankle sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Broken Bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carticel Biopsy
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Complete ACL Injury Treatment
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Elbow Arthroscopy and Pain
  • Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Endoscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hip Arthroscopy and Labral Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain, Dislocation and Arthroscopy
  • Labral Tear
  • MAKOplasty
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Microfracture Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • PRP
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Robot-Assisted Knee Resurfacing
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy & Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injury Treatment
  • Sports Medicine and Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tommy John Reconstruction
  • UCL Tear


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  • Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute provides medical support for the 2011 AT&T American Cup and Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup
  • Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Announces” Exclusive Sports Medicine Provider” Designation for the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football Team


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