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Lawrence D. Kaplan


Director, Lymphoma Program

Dr. Lawrence D. Kaplan, a hematologist-oncologist, directs UCSF's lymphoma program. He is an international leader in the treatment of lymphoma and HIV-associated lymphoma.

In his research, Kaplan is particularly interested in developing new treatments for lymphoma and the HIV-related form of this cancer.

Kaplan earned his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed a residency in medicine at Boston Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. He joined UCSF in 1985.

Kaplan's professional activities include serving on the Lymphoma Working Group of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He formerly chaired the group's steering committee. He also serves on the lymphoma committee of Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a national research group sponsored by the NCI.

  • Education

    UCLA, 1980

  • Residencies

    Boston Medical Center, Medicine, 1983

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology and Oncology, 1985

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    146 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 22, 2023
    As the gentleman who checked me in said "Wow you get to see The Man!" I agree.
    Sep 08, 2023
    Truly caring physician. Answered my questions thoroughly and honestly. Excellent experise was obvious
    Aug 05, 2023
    Provider is officially retired and works 2days/mom. I question whether he would take on a new patient.
    Jul 09, 2023
    Dr. Kaplan is DaBest
    Apr 25, 2023
    Dr. Kaplan has retired and so has a very limited appointment schedule.
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr. Kaplan is amazing
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr. Kaplan has retired and works just 2 days a month.
    Mar 03, 2023
    I rate Dr Kaplan not as very good but EXCELLENT
    Feb 24, 2023
    Come on: this Doctor is one of the finest I've been treated by
    Feb 03, 2023
    I was never seen and paid a co-pay for never seeing anyone. I would love to be refunded! I pay a month out of my own pocket for health care to be sure I can get into UCSF then pay another just to go to the office. I would expect better care attention and concern for my health than I got at this visit.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Very pleased with care I have received from Dr. Kaplan and the whole oncology dept
    Dec 17, 2022
    I need to change care to UCLA because of my location and he said he can't be my Dr. But I knew that he is retiring. He steered me in the right direction. He was helpful in problem solving the fact the he had difficulty hearing me was very distracting for him.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Sad but happy for him that he's retiring.
    Oct 12, 2022
    Dr Kaplan is an excellent care provider. He listens care and always follow up with my concerns. I trust him and I am blessed to be his patient.
    Sep 29, 2022
    Good job
    Sep 15, 2022
    Dr. Kaplan is an amazing physician and we will miss him greatly
    Sep 01, 2022
    Dr Kaplan is retiring and I will miss him...
    Aug 30, 2022
    Very compassionate doctor. Answers my questions honestly
    Aug 17, 2022
    Jul 29, 2022
    Super great group of dedicated professionals.
    Jul 28, 2022
    For the time-being no further treatments are necessary.I wish I could recommend Dr. Kaplan but he has earned through a long and illustrious career retirement. I'm relieved to be able to meet with him at least one more time. If I was aware of anyone who needed his valuable opinion I would recommend they contact the team he lead.
    Jul 16, 2022
    I've recommended UCSF and Dr Kaplan many times to family and friends. I'm happy for his upcoming retirement. UCSF is losing a great resource but still gets to keep him part time.
    May 21, 2022
    Dr. Kaplan announced his retirement for later this year. Thus it is unlikely that I willHave the opportunity to refer him.
    Mar 07, 2022
    Dr Kaplan is better than outstanding ... And he is retiring
    Mar 03, 2022
    I am very sad about his upcoming retirement but know my care/consultations will continue in good hands.
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