Ron Lawrence Kaplan, MD

Ron Lawrence Kaplan, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since August 2003

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Ron L. Kaplan, MD, is an emergency attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his MD with highest honors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

    He completed his residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. His teaching responsibilities include education in the emergency department and monthly didactic sessions with Seattle Children’s housestaff. He is involved in the research project Clinical Decision Rule for Identifying Children with Cerebrospinal Fluid Pleocytosis at Very Low Risk for Bacterial Meningitis.

    • Juliana Woodinville, WA 10.18.11

      Dr. Kaplan saw our son in the ED on 9/28 and evaluated him for a concussion after suffering a big hit during a football game. Our son was completely concussion symptomatic and Dr. Kaplan was extremely thorough with his evaluation, was quick to hydrate him and administer medication for nausea. He also referred us to the concussion clinic for follow-up. Our son felt so much better that he was able to eat on the way home - and that would be his only meal for the next 8 days. We value Dr. Kaplan's decisive evaluation, his appreciation of Stephen's symptoms, even the nausea, and his caring bedside manner.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School, Chapel Hill, NC


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Research Focus Area

Translational Research