Lewis J Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP

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Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Attending Surgeon, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Director, SICU, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Section Chief, Surgical Critical Care, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Local Program Director (PVAMC), Surgical Critical Care Fellowship , Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Penn Trauma Surgical Response Team, Philadelphia Fire Department
Department: Surgery

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Surgical Services
Corporal Michael J Crescenz VAMC
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-4876
Fax: 215-823-4309
B.A. (Biology)
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA , 1984.
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1988.
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Selected Publications

Moore S, Weiss B, Pascual JL, Kaplan LJ: Management of acute respiratory failure in the patient with sepsis or septic shock. Surgical Infections (Larchmont) Jan. 23 2018 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1089/sur.2017.297.

Chreiman KM, Dumas RP, Seamon MJ, Kim PK, Reilly PM, Kaplan LJ, Christie JD, Holena DN: The IOs have it: A prospective observational study of vascular access success rates in patients in extremis using video review. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Jan. 4 2018 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001795.

MacKay EJ, Stubna MD, Holena DN, Reilly PM, Seamon MJ, Smith BP, Kaplan LJ, Cannon JW : In response. Anesthesia & Analgesia 126(2): 728-729, Feb. 2018 Notes: [Letter] doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002650 (Epub Nov. 14, 2017).

Martin N, Pascual JL, Crowe D, Toevs C, Cereda MF, Mikkelsen M, Kaplan LJ : Comfort at the crossroads: Service, therapy and emotional support animals in the ICU and at the end-of-life. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Jan. 2018 Notes: (accepted for publication).

Martin ND, Ramaswamy T, Moin E, Marks JA, Collins T, O’Connor N, Holena D, Pascual J, Reilly PM, Kaplan LJ: The critical illness mortality inflection point during prolonged Surgical ICU length of stay. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Jan. 2018 Notes: (accepted for publication).

Fernandez-Moure J, Cannon J, Kaplan LJ: Cardiovascular failure. Clinical Scenarios in Surgery, 2nd Edition. Dimick JB, Upchurch GR, Sonnenday CJ, Kao L (eds.). New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2018 Notes: (accepted for publication).

Nomellini V, Kaplan LJ, Sims CA, Caldwell CC: Chronic critical illness and persistent inflammation: What can we learn from the elderly, injured, septic, and malnourished? Shock July 4 2017 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000939.

Nunn AM, Hatchimonji JS, Holena DN, Seamon MJ, Smith BP, Kaplan LJ, Martin ND, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Pascual JL: Boarding ICU patients: Are our rounding practices subpar? American Journal of Surgery June 10 2017 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.04.019.

Kaplan LJ: Ask the doc: How do I know when I should give up riding motorcycles? Common Tread Nov. 29 2017 Notes: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/ask-the-doc-how-do-i-know-when-i-should-give-up-riding-motorcycles.

Pascual JP, Rodgers H, Cannon J, Rogalski A, Kaplan LJ: Cryoamputation: A paradigm for safe emergency medical amputation, and immediate local infection control without antimicrobial resistance induction. Surgical Infections Case Reports Oct. 2017 Notes: (accepted for publication) [Case Report]

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