Susan L. Kaplan, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UC Irvine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

B.S., University of Michigan, 1977

M.D., University of Michigan, 1982

M.R.M. (Master of Rehabilitation Medicine), University of Washington, 1985

Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago IL, 1982

Residency, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1983

Residency, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1985

Fellowship, Spinal Cord Injury Center, West Roxbury VA Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 1987


University of California, Irvine
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90822

Clinical Focus
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation and Amputation Care

Educational Activities
1. Attending Physician, Tufts University PM&R Residency Training Program (1987-1988)
2. Attending Physician, Boston University PM&R Residency Training Program (1988-1990)
3. Attending Physician, Wadsworth VAMC-UCLA PM&R Residency Training Program (1991-1993)
4. Attending Physician, Long Beach VAMC-UCI PM&R Residency Training Program (1990-present)
1. Gallbladder Dysmotility in Spinal Cord Injury, Abstract in American Spinal Injury Association Fourteenth Annual Scientific Meeting and in the Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the American Paraplegia Society. Presentation for American Spinal Cord Injury Association May 2, 1988, for American Paraplegia Society, September 9, 1988.

2. Pedal Reaction Forces During FES-induced Cycling Ergometry, Abstract in the Thirty-ninth Annual Conference of the American Paraplegia Society.

3. Efficacy of CC-500 to Prevent Acquisition of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Abstract in the Fifty-Sixth Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Poster Presentation October 11, 1994.
Publications 1. Chassin SL, Kruckenberg WC, Brewer GJ: Thermal Inactivation Differences of Phosphofructokinase in Erythrocytes from Genetically Selected High and Low DPG Rat Strains. Biochem. Biophys, Res. Commun. 83, 1306-1311, 1978.

2. Chassin SL, Little JW, Delisa JA: Compound Nerve Action Potentials from the Median and Ulnar Nerves. Archives Phys. Med. Rehab., Vol. 68, No.1, January 1987.

3. Kaplan SL, Tun CG, Sarkarati M: Odontoid Fractures Complicating Ankylosing Spondylitis - A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Spine, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1990.

4. Kaplan, Acute Pulmonary Edema Following Removal of a Spinal Orthosis. Archives Phys. Med. Rehab., Vol. 71, No. 3, March 1990.

5. Apstein, Kaplan, and Milne: Gallbladder Contractility in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury, Letter, Am. J. Radiol., Feb 1992.
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Subspecialty Board
Other Experience Attending Physician, Spinal Cord Injury
VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA 1987—1988

Assistant Visiting Physician
University Hospital, Boston, MA 1988—1990

Courtesy Staff Physician
Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA 1989—1990

Attending Staff Physician
Long Beach VAMC, Long Beach, CA 1990—pres

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