Kevin M. Kaplan, MD

Dr. Kaplan graduated from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in cell and molecular biology and was distinguished as Summa Cum Laude with Honors, 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 and 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) where he was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident, contributed over twenty orthopaedic publications, earned research awards, and received specialized training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital, one of the busiest and most respected trauma centers in the country. 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 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.

KaplanHe 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.

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


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


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