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Bernard S. Kaplan, MBBCh, FAAP

Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2010-2011, The Best Doctors in America
2010, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
2009, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award
2008, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
2001-2005, America’s Top Doctors
2004-2005, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
2004, Elpis Award Special honoree of the NephCure Foundation, Philadelphia
2003, Laffey-Connolly Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nephrology
2003, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
2003, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award
2003, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at an Affiliate Hospital
2001, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors
2000, Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services, Consumer’s Checkbook
1996, The Best Doctors in America
1995, The Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in the North-East
1993, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award
1992, The Best Doctors in America
1992, Foerderer Award of Excellence
1987, Paige and Bernard Kaplan Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
1985, Visiting Professor and Honorary Locum Consultant, University of London and Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK 
1982, Honorary Member, The South African Renal Society



Kaplan BS, Meyers, KEC. Pediatric nephrology and urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.


Kaplan BS, Trompeter RS, Moake J. Hemolytic uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. New York:  Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 1992.



Kaplan BS,Green C,Baluarte HJ,Meyers KEC. Ethical challenges in pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation. In: Ravitsky V, Fiester A, Caplan AL, editors. The Penn Center guide to bioethics. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2009. p. 499-508.


Copelovitch L, Meyers K, Kaplan BS. Acute renal failure. In: Docimo S, Canning D, Khoury A, editors. The Kilalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology. 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare; 2006.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Editorial board

1997-present, Pediatric Nephrology


Journal American Society Nephrology
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
American Journal Medical Genetics
American Journal Kidney Diseases
Critical Care Medicine
Journal of Pediatrics
Clinical Pediatrics
New England Journal Medicine
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Emergency Care
Developmental Pharmacology
Kidney International


Memberships in professional organizations

International Societies

International Society of Pediatric Nephrology

National Societies

American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology

Original Papers


Kangovi S, Edwards M, Woloszynek S, Mitra N, Feldman H, Kaplan BS, et al. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors in pediatric focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 May;27(5):813-9. Epub 2011 Nov 25. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22116578. Read the abstract


Ruebner R, Russo P, Kaplan BS. Nephrotic syndrome presenting in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome-answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22038203. No abstract available

Ruebner R, Russo P, Kaplan BS. Nephrotic syndrome presenting in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome: questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22038202. No abstract available

Banerjee R, Hersh AL, Newland J, Beekmann SE, Polgreen PM, Bender J, et al. Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome among children in North America. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Sep;30(9):736-9. Epub 2011 Mar 28. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21772230. Read the abstract

Srinivasan A, Krishnamurthy G, Fontalvo-Herazo L, Nijs E, Meyers K, Kaplan B, et al. Spectrum of renal findings in pediatric fibromuscular dysplasia and neurofibromatosis type 1. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Mar;41(3):308-16. Epub 2010 Oct 16. Cited in Pub Med; PMID 20953597. Read the abstract


Srinivasan A, Krishnamurthy G, Fontalvo-Herazo L, Nijs E, Keller MS, Meyers K, et al. Angioplasty for renal artery stenosis in pediatric patients: an 11-year retrospective experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Nov;21(11):1672-80. Epub 2010 Sep 29. Cited in PubMed. PMID 20884235. Read the abstract

Copelovitch, L and Kaplan BS. An expanded syndrome of dRTA with hearing loss, hyperoxaluria and beta2-microglobulinuria. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Plus. 2010 Oct; 3(5):439-442.

Salerno AE, Marsenic O, Meyers KE, Kaplan BS, Hellinger JC. Vascular involvement in tuberous sclerosis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Aug;25(8):1555-61. Epub 2010 Mar 13. Cited in PubMed. PMID 20229188. Read abstract

Kopac M, Casale P, Kaplan BS. Clinical quiz. Page kidney in an adolescent with recent onset of hypertension and slightly decreased renal function. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 May;25(5):847-51. Epub 2009 Aug 12. Cited in PubMed. PMID 19672631. Read the abstract

Copelovitch, L and Kaplan BS. Streptococcus pneumoniae--associated hemolytic uremic syndrome: classification and the emergence of serotype 19A. Pediatrics. 2010 Jan;125(1):e174-82. Epub 2009 Dec 21. Cited in PubMed. PMID 20026500. Read the abstract

Posters and Presentations


Kaplan B. ARPKD-ADPKD in utero. Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies. The Union League of Philadelphia; 2011 Mar 17; Philadelphia, PA.

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