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Lawrence E. Kaplan



  • (415) 353-7019
  • (415) 353-7019

Dr. Lawrence E. Kaplan is a psychiatrist who specializes in working with cancer patients, from the time of diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. His expertise encompasses cancer-related neuropsychiatric and cognitive symptom management, pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, and coping with spiritual and existential issues.

In research, Kaplan's work includes investigations into relationships among REM sleep behavior disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson's disease.

Kaplan earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of San Francisco and then completed a post-baccalaureate program in neuroscience at San Francisco State University. He received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. He completed his residency in general psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in psychosocial oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Education

    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010

  • Residencies

    Baylor College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute , Psychosocial Oncology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-Oncology , 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with


Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

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  • (415) 353-7019