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Nathan B. Kaplan, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9764

Fax: (585) 320-1033

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Patient Care Settings

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, Surgery


I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in the treatment of advanced hip and knee arthritis with total joint replacement and partial knee replacement. My practice focuses on the nonsurgical care of patients with hip and knee arthropathy as well as primary and complex hip and knee reconstruction including revision procedures for problematic hip and knee replacements. I employ modern techniques, approaches, and technology to provide up-to-date and evidence-based care that can facilitate functional rehabilitation and rapid recovery while optimizing clinical outcomes for my patients.

Native to the Rochester area, I have a sense of dedication and loyalty to this community. In addition, I value the advancement of the orthopaedic profession through political advocacy on both state and national stages.


During my training, I received the Louis A. Goldstein and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopaedic Research Award, which helped me pursue my research focusing on complex revision hip arthroplasty and improving/optimizing patient outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty. I am proud that my experience and training allow me the opportunity to teach future physicians the practice of orthopaedic surgery, and to facilitate the scientific endeavor of advancing the field of orthopaedics through academic research pursuits.




    MD | SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019
    Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center

    07/01/2014 - 06/25/2018
    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/25/2013 - 06/30/2014
    Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Fall 2005-Spring 2008, Dean's list every semester

    2004, American Chemistry Society: Silver Test Tube Award for excellence in Chemistry

    2006, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Inductee

    2007, Golden Key Honor Society Inductee

    2007, Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society Inductee

    Fall 2009-Spring 2011, Dean's list in years 1 and 2 of medical school

    2016, Louis A. Goldstein and Mildred M. Goldstein Orthopedic Research Award

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    Journal Articles

    "Kaplan NB, Fowler X, Maqsoodi N, DiGiovanni BD, Oh IC. Surgical Anatomy of a Novel Medial Gastrocnemius Recession versus the Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Recession. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Dec; 38(4): 424-429." 2016; .

    "Kaplan NB, Molinari C, Molinari RW. Nonoperative Management of Craniocervical Ligamentous Distraction Injury: Literature Review. Global Spine J. 2015 Dec; 5(6): 505-512." 2015; .

    "Nodzo SR, Miladore MP, Kaplan NB, Ritter CA. Short to Midterm Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of the Salto Total Ankle Prosthesis. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Jan; 35(1): 22-29." 2014; .