Department Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pouch Center
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Additional Training



  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, infantile colic, Inflammatory bowel disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Premier Physician Award-Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 2006
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/17/2020, Dr. Kaplan has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

dr. mike smaltz was very patient with us and provided clear information before we even saw dr Kaplan

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Kaplan and her staff are the best!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Kaplan is a very warm and pleasant doctor to interact with. she shows a genuine concern about her patients . She goes above and beyond to collaborate with us for our child's care.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Kaplan is amazing Physican she goes out of her way to follow up and call you with results even when she is off!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Kaplan listens to all your concerns and explains well treatment options

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

dr. Kaplan was outstanding ! after a terrible experience at the Hillcrest ER 2x dr. Kaplan was so informative & knew exactly what my daughter needed. while at our appt she even contacted a surgeon to discuss my daughter condition & they were able to agree & move forward with surgery. I am so thankful for dr. Kaplan & her urgency to my daughter. highly recommend

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

We are so lucky to have Dr.Kaplan working on my daughter's case!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

*Dr. Kaplan is the best! She's very good at listening and explaining. She promptly replies to my chart questions, too.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Kaplan. She took the time to listen to my daughter and I on her challenging health challenge. She proposed a very reasonable path to determine next steps. She was very kind, courteous and child-friendly. I am so glad that we found her!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Kaplan was very thorough, patient and explained everything well

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

doctor did not appear to review my daughter's chart ahead of time and had no idea that she was a NICU baby, despite that being a significant part of my daughter's medical history.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Kaplan spent close to an hour discussing treatment options with my mom and I. She listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

was pleased w/ the Dr., but would like to have easier access to contact the Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

great medical care in Ped building and dr Kaplan is wonderful. she has helped my son with a number of stomach issues

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

it's an unpleasant situation for us, but Dr. Kaplan and the staff made it pleasant.

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