Howard S. Caplan, MD

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Howard S. Caplan, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Oral Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Birthmarks, Breast/chest wall deformities, General reconstructive surgery, Hand and toe surgery both congenital and traumatic, Scar revisions, Plastic surgery
Locations: Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Surgery - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


General Surgery - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Plastic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Hand Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

General Surgery – American Board of Surgery
Plastic Surgery – American Board of Plastic Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Robert H. Ivy Society