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Lawrence Kaplan, MD, MACP

Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education
Interim Section Chief, General Internal Medicine
Professor, Medicine

Lawrence  Kaplan
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Contact Information

Contact Information




About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Primary Care
  • Preventive Medicine

Research Interests

  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Clinical Skills Training
  • Inter-Professional Education
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, GIM Faculty Development, Johns Hopkins/Francis Scott Key Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 1993
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA, 1989
  • MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1986
  • BA, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1980


  • Internal Medicine


  • Master, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, Philadelphia College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine
  • Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Research Trainee, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 1983 
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
  • Convocation/Hippocratic Oath Honoree, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Foundation of UMDNJ, 1997
  • Dorothy and Sol Sherry Award For Teaching Excellence, Cooper Health System/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1999
  • Academic Team Leader, General Internal Medicine Generalist Education Leadership Group, Internal Medicine Faculty Development Project, Cooper Health System/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Camden, 2000
  • Russell and Pearl Moses Memorial Endowed Award for Outstanding Teaching at Temple University Hospital, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2004, 2008 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Epsilon Chapter of Pennsylvania- Honorary Member Faculty/Alumni, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2005 
  • Christian F. and Mary R. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2008 
  • Yearbook Dedicatee, The Skull, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Class of 2007
  • Best Doctors in America – Internal Medicine, Castle Connolly Ltd, 2011-2019
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2008 
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Educator Award, Temple University Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2010 
  • Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine, 2012-2019
  • Alumni Association Honored Professor Award, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, 2016
  • Provost's Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Temple University, 2017
  • American College of Physicians - Clinical Practice Award, 2017
  • Temple University Great Teacher Award, 2019

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

Sterling GH, Kaplan LI, Reeves KA and Kozera RJ. Temple University School of Medicine. Academic Medicine. 2010.85(9).S505-8.

Aronoff SC, Evans B, Fleece D, Lyons P, Kaplan LI and Rojas R. “Integrating evidence-based medicine into undergraduate medical education: combining online instruction with clinical clerkships.” Teaching and Learning in Medicine.2010;22(3):1-5.

Kaplan, LI and Heilpern K. Perspective from an Internal Medicine Physician, in Professionalism in Medicine:A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students. J. Spandorfer, C. Pohl, Nasca T and Rattner SL (Eds). Cambridge University Press, NY NY, 9/2009 (ISBN 0521704928)

Dillon P, Noble K and Kaplan LI. “Simulation as a means to Foster Collaborative Interdisciplinary Education.” Nursing Education Perspectives. 2009;30(2):87-90.