Summer L. Kaplan, MD, MS

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Radiology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-7133
Fax: 267-425-7068
Lab: 267-425-7133
BS (Biochemistry)
University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, Eugene, OR, 2000.
MS (Neuroscience)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Biomedical Graduate Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Radiology
Process Improvement
Dictation Templates

Description of Other Expertise

Process Improvement Methods in Global Health

Description of Research Expertise

Imaging Use in Emergency Department
Ultrasound in Emergency Imaging
Fracture Patterns
Radiation Use

Selected Publications

Barrera CA; Otero, HJ; Fenlon III EP; Francavilla ML; Ellison AM; Kaplan SL: CTA utilization for evaluation of suspected pulmonary embolism in tertiary pediatric emergency department. Clinical Imaging. Elsevier, 75: 105-110, July 2021 Notes:

Kaplan SL, Friedlaender E, Nance M: Blunt Abdominal Trauma. CHOP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast. Belfer, R (eds.). Apple Podcasts, March 16 2021 Notes:

Flink C; Kaplan SL: Reflection on the Evaluation of Radiologists' Performance during Off-Hours Shifts. Radiology 298(3): E165, March 2021 Notes:

Kaplan SL, Otero H: Cost Estimation. American College of Radiology - Bulletin February 2021 Notes:

Biko DM;Ramirez-Suarez KI, Barrera CA; Banerjee A; Matsubara D, Kaplan SL; Cohn KA; Rapp JB : Imaging of children with COVID-19; experience from a tertiary children's hospital in the US. Pediatric Radiology. Epub 2020 Sep 18. (eds.). 51(2): 239-247, February 2021 Notes: DOI:10.1007/s00247-020-04830-x;

Nguyen JC; Shah AS; Nguyen MK; Baghdadi S; Nicholson A; Guariento A; Kaplan SL : Pediatric scaphoid fracture: diagnostic performance of various radiographic views. Emergency Radiology January 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10140-020-01897-9.

Chin HB; Baird DD; Kaplan SJ; Darge K; Adgent MD; Ford EG; Rogan WJ; Stalling VA; Umbach DM: Characterization of ovarian development in girls from birth to 9 months. Wiley Online Library: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemelogy 35(1): 75-82, January 2021.

Kaplan SL; Srauss KL; Magill, D; Felice MA, Francavilla ML, Xiao R; Zhu,X . 2020 Dec;17(12):1698-1704. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.027. Epub 2020 Jun 27. : Quantification of Increased Patient Radiation Dose When Gonadal Shielding Is Used With Automatic Exposure Control. Journal of the America College of Radiology 17(12): 1698-1704, December 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.05.027. Epub 2020 Jun 27.

Kaplan SL; Chen AE; Rempell RG; Brown N; Velez-Forez MC; Khwaja A: Impact of Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound on Radiology Ultrasound Volumes in a Single Pediatric Emergency Department. Journal of the American College of Radiology 17(12): 1555-1562, December 2020 Notes: Doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.07005. Epub 2020 July 29.

Rapp JB; Biko DM; Barrera CH; Kaplan SL; Otero HJ: Current and Future Applications of Thoracic Dual-Energy CT in Children:Pearls and Pitfalls of Technique and interpretation Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI 41(5): 433-441, October 2020.

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