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LACMA Honors Dr. Marvin Kaplan

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For those who couldn’t attend the Presidential Installation last month, we wanted to let you know that LACMA also honored Dr. Marvin Kaplan with the 2016 Lifetime Service Award. Physician Magazine published a story about Dr. Kaplan highlighting his experience and background, you can read it here.
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Dr. Marvin Kaplan, 2016 Lifetime Service Award recipient, accomplished his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois – Navy Pier and received his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Kaplan went on to begin surgical training at the University of Wisconsin, which was interrupted by two active duty years as a general surgeon at Washington and Riverside Air Force Bases. While completing his residency, Dr. Kaplan served as a flight surgeon for a Reserve Air Force unit in Chicago.

After spending years dedicating his services to Long Beach and the University of California – Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Kaplan volunteered his time at Harbor – University of California Medical Center, where he was Chair of the REI Research Foundation. Dr. Kaplan proceeded to work at Long Beach Community Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Hospital, among others, where he supported ER efforts, laparoscopic procedures, placed catheter shunts and fistulas and grafts for renal failures and dialysis. For the last several years, Dr. Kaplan has provided support to surgeons across all surgical specialties. Dr. Kaplan specializes in general surgery and dedicates his career to the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Formerly, Dr. Kaplan was an alternate delegate for the American Medical Association as part of the California Delegation, where he contributed to the efforts for organized medicine and participated in committee meetings. Having served five years on various health resolution committees throughout his career, Dr. Kaplan has written many resolutions that aim to assist patients and physicians. Currently, Dr. Kaplan proudly serves as the chair of the Los Angeles County Medical Association Delegation, where he actively evaluates California public health resolutions.

Dr. Kaplan is passionate about promoting the health of individuals and supporting public health policies that improve the overall health of the community.

Dr. Kaplan is a proud father to four sons and grandfather to six grandchildren. When he isn’t keeping up with his grandchildren, he enjoys reading, gardening and discussing cultural events.

To read more about the Presidential Installation, Zika virus and more, you’ll find Physician Magazine in your mailbox or online here.

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