Lawrence Kaplan, MD

Director of the Lymphoma Program

Dr. Lawrence D. Kaplan, a hematologist and oncologist, is director of the Lymphoma Program at UCSF Medical Center and the HIV-Malignancies Program at San Francisco General Hospital. He is an international leader in the treatment of lymphoma and HIV-related malgnancies. In his research, Kaplan is particularly interested in developing new treatments for lymphoma and the HIV-related form of the disease.

His professional activities include serving as former chair of the Steering Committee of the AIDS-Malignancies Clinical Trials Consortium, supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and serving as a member of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, Lymphoma Committee, a national clinical research group sponsored by the NCI. Kaplan joined UCSF in 1985 and is a clinical professor of medicine. He earned a medical degree at UCLA and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. He is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
New Patients: (415) 353-2051
Fax: (415) 353-2467

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

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UCLA Medical Center 1980


Boston City Hospital, Medicine 1983


UCSF Hematology/Oncology Division, Hematology/Oncology 1985

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wierda WG, Byrd JC, Abramson JS, Bhat S, Bociek G, Brander D, Brown J, Chanan-Khan A, Coutre SE, Davis RS, Fletcher CD, Hill B, Kahl BS, Kamdar M, Kaplan LD, Khan N, Kipps TJ, Lancet J, Ma S, Malek S, Mosse C, Shadman M, Siddiqi T, Stephens D, Wagner N, Zelenetz AD, Dwyer MA, Sundar H. Hairy Cell Leukemia, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov; 15(11):1414-1427.
  2. Gupta NK, Nolan A, Omuro A, Reid EG, Wang CC, Mannis G, Jaglal M, Chavez JC, Rubinstein PG, Griffin A, Abrams DI, Hwang J, Kaplan LD, Luce JA, Volberding P, Treseler PA, Rubenstein JL. Long-term survival in AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma. Neuro Oncol. 2017 01; 19(1):99-108.
  3. Alvarnas JC, Le Rademacher J, Wang Y, Little RF, Akpek G, Ayala E, Devine S, Baiocchi R, Lozanski G, Kaplan L, Noy A, Popat U, Hsu J, Morris LE, Thompson J, Horowitz MM, Mendizabal A, Levine A, Krishnan A, Forman SJ, Navarro WH, Ambinder R. Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for HIV-related lymphoma: results of the BMT CTN 0803/AMC 071 trial. Blood. 2016 08 25; 128(8):1050-8.

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