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., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
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. 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 Jan; 19(1):99-108.
  2. 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 Aug 25; 128(8):1050-8.
  3. Wang CC, Kaplan LD. Clinical management of HIV-associated hematologic malignancies. Expert Rev Hematol. 2016; 9(4):361-76.
  4. Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Logan AC, Olin RL, Flanders MD, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Wolf JL, Andreadis C. Long-term outcomes of patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant in first complete remission. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 Jul; 57(7):1560-6.
  5. Noy A, Lensing SY, Moore PC, Gupta N, Aboulafia D, Ambinder R, Baiocchi R, Dezube BJ, Henry D, Kaplan L, Levine AM, Mitsuyasu R, Ratner L, Reid E, Remick S, Sparano J, Tzachanis D, Wachsman W, Chadburn A. Plasmablastic lymphoma is treatable in the HAART era. A 10 year retrospective by the AIDS Malignancy Consortium. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 Jul; 57(7):1731-4.
  6. Noy A, Lee JY, Cesarman E, Ambinder R, Baiocchi R, Reid E, Ratner L, Wagner-Johnston N, Kaplan L. AMC 048: modified CODOX-M/IVAC-rituximab is safe and effective for HIV-associated Burkitt lymphoma. Blood. 2015 Jul 09; 126(2):160-6.
  7. Mannis GN, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Damon LE, Benet LZ, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Koplowicz YB, Linker CA, Olin RL, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Sudhindra A, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Martin TG. A phase I study of targeted, dose-escalated intravenous busulfan in combination with etoposide as myeloablative therapy for autologous stem cell transplantation in acute myeloid leukemia. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun; 15(6):377-83.
  8. Barta SK, Samuel MS, Xue X, Wang D, Lee JY, Mounier N, Ribera JM, Spina M, Tirelli U, Weiss R, Galicier L, Boue F, Little RF, Dunleavy K, Wilson WH, Wyen C, Remick SC, Kaplan LD, Ratner L, Noy A, Sparano JA. Changes in the influence of lymphoma- and HIV-specific factors on outcomes in AIDS-related non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Ann Oncol. 2015 May; 26(5):958-66.
  9. Mannis GN, Logan AC, Leavitt AD, Yanada M, Hwang J, Olin RL, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Greene CC, Gupta NK, Kaplan LD, Mahindra A, Miyazaki Y, Naoe T, Ohtake S, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Caballero L, Emi N, Martin TG. Delayed hematopoietic recovery after auto-SCT in patients receiving arsenic trioxide-based therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia: a multi-center analysis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan; 50(1):40-4.
  10. Barta SK, Xue X, Wang D, Lee JY, Kaplan LD, Ribera JM, Oriol A, Spina M, Tirelli U, Boue F, Wilson WH, Wyen C, Dunleavy K, Noy A, Sparano JA. A new prognostic score for AIDS-related lymphomas in the rituximab-era. Haematologica. 2014 Nov; 99(11):1731-7.
  11. Du J, Lopez-Verges S, Pitcher BN, Johnson J, Jung SH, Zhou L, Hsu K, Czuczman MS, Cheson B, Kaplan L, Lanier LL, Venstrom JM. CALGB 150905 (Alliance): rituximab broadens the antilymphoma response by activating unlicensed NK cells. Cancer Immunol Res. 2014 Sep; 2(9):878-89.
  12. Keller JW, Andreadis C, Damon LE, Kaplan LD, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Ai WZ, Venstrom JM, Smith CC, Gaensler KM, Hwang J, Olin RL. Hematopoietic cell transplantation comorbidity index (HCT-CI) is predictive of adverse events and overall survival in older allogeneic transplant recipients. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jul; 5(3):238-44.
  13. Rubenstein JL, Cheson BD, Jung SH, Kaplan LD. Reply to M.C. Chamberlain. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 10; 32(8):858-9.
  14. Kaplan LD, Deitcher SR, Silverman JA, Morgan G. Phase II study of vincristine sulfate liposome injection (Marqibo) and rituximab for patients with relapsed and refractory diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma or mantle cell lymphoma in need of palliative therapy. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2014 Feb; 14(1):37-42.
  15. Barta SK, Xue X, Wang D, Tamari R, Lee JY, Mounier N, Kaplan LD, Ribera JM, Spina M, Tirelli U, Weiss R, Galicier L, Boue F, Wilson WH, Wyen C, Oriol A, Navarro JT, Dunleavy K, Little RF, Ratner L, Garcia O, Morgades M, Remick SC, Noy A, Sparano JA. Treatment factors affecting outcomes in HIV-associated non-Hodgkin lymphomas: a pooled analysis of 1546 patients. Blood. 2013 Nov 07; 122(19):3251-62.
  16. Rubenstein JL, Wong VS, Kadoch C, Gao HX, Barajas R, Chen L, Josephson SA, Scott B, Douglas V, Maiti M, Kaplan LD, Treseler PA, Cha S, Hwang JH, Cinque P, Cyster JG, Lowell C. CXCL13 plus interleukin 10 is highly specific for the diagnosis of CNS lymphoma. Blood. 2013 Jun 06; 121(23):4740-8.
  17. Rubenstein JL, Hsi ED, Johnson JL, Jung SH, Nakashima MO, Grant B, Cheson BD, Kaplan LD. Intensive chemotherapy and immunotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed primary CNS lymphoma: CALGB 50202 (Alliance 50202). J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 01; 31(25):3061-8.
  18. Kaplan LD. Human herpesvirus-8: Kaposi sarcoma, multicentric Castleman disease, and primary effusion lymphoma. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013; 2013:103-8.
  19. Kaplan LD. Management of HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma: how far we have come. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Nov 20; 30(33):4056-8.
  20. Kaplan LD. HIV-associated lymphoma. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2012 Mar; 25(1):101-17.

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