Biography & Education

Biography
Try to help the patient make the most of life
Education Background
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency: University of Washington, WA
Fellowship: National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health - Clinical Associate
Awards
multiple faculty teaching awards, Swedish Physician Recognition Award,AOA
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
AOA,ASCO, AACR,ASBD,NS Society, AMA, WSMA
Personal Interests
hiking, backpacking, photography

Care Locations

1221 Madison St., 10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-1655
1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
1221 Madison St.
5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients

Publications

Research

CLINICAL TRIALS:

Dr. Henry Kaplan is the lead investigator for the following clinical trials currently available at the Swedish Cancer Institute:

I-SPY 2 Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2)

"PRESENT": Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax™ Treatment

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PUBLICATIONS:

Ryu RJ, Eyal S, Kaplan HG, Akbarzadeh A, Hays K, Puhl K, Easterling TR, Berg SL, Scorsone KA, Feldman EM, Umans JG, Miodovnik M, Hebert MF. Ryu RJ, Eyal S, Kaplan HG, Akbarzadeh A, Hays K, Puhl K, Easterling TR, Berg SL, Scorsone KA, Feldman EM, Umans JG, Miodovnik M, Hebert MF. Pharmacokinetics of doxorubicin in pregnant women.  Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Apr; 73(4):789-97.
 
Kaplan HG. Vemurafenib treatment of BRAF V600E-mutated malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor  J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Dec 1;11 (12):1466-70.
 
Kaplan HG, Malmgren JA, Li CI, Calip GS. Age related risk of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia among breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Dec; 142(3):629-36.
 
Kaplan HG, Malmgren JA, Atwood MK.  Adjuvant chemotherapy and differential invasive breast cancer specific survival in elderly women. J Geriatr Oncol. 2013 Apr;4(2):148-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2012.12.007. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
 
Nassiri F, Scheithauer BW, Corwin DJ, Kaplan HG, Mayberg M, Cusimano MD, Rotondo F, Kovacs K.  Invasive thymoma metastatic to the cavernous sinus. Surg Neurol Int. 2013 Jun 1;4:74.
 
Kaplan HG, Malmgren JA. The breast cancer overdiagnosis conundrum: an oncologist's viewpoint. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jan 1;158(1):60-1.
 
Yee D, Haddad T, Albain K, Barker A, Benz C, Boughey J, Buxton M, Chien AJ, DeMichele A, Dilts D, Elias A, Haluska P, Hogarth M, Hu A, Hytlon N, Kaplan HG, Kelloff GG, Khan Q, Lang J, Leyland-Jones B, Liu M, Nanda R, Northfelt D, Olopade OI, Park J, Parker B, Parkinson D, Pearson-White S, Perlmutter J, Pusztai L, Symmans F, Rugo H, Tripathy D, Wallace A, Wholley D, Van't Veer L, Berry DA, Esserman L. Adaptive trials in the neoadjuvant setting: a model to safely tailor care while accelerating drug development. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Dec 20;30(36):4584-6. 

Malmgren JA, Parikh J, Atwood MK, KAPLAN HG. Impact of mammography detection on the course of breast cancer in women aged 40-49 years. Radiology. 2012 Mar; 262(3):797-806.

KAPLAN, H.G., Malmgren, J.A., and Atwood, M.K.: “Increased Incidence of Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Following Breast Cancer Treatment with Radiation Alone or In Combination with Chemotherapy: A Registry Cohort Analysis 1990-2005,” BMC Cancer 11:260; 2011.

Malmgren, J.A., Atwood, M.K., and KAPLAN, H.G.: “Mammography Detected Breast Cancer Over Time Among Patients 75 and Older at a Community Based Cancer Center:1990-2008,” Amer Soc Clin Onc, 29(15S):#9086;2011.

KAPLAN, H.G., Malmgren, J.A., Atwood, M, Goldstein, L.C.: “Positive Response to Neoadjuvant Cyclophosphamide and Doxorubicin in Topoisomerase II Non-Amplified/Her2/neu negative/Polysomy 17 Absent Breast Cancer Patients,” Cancer Mgmt & Res, 2:213-218;2010.

KAPLAN, H.G., Malmgren, J.A., and Atwood, M.: “T1N0 Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Risk Recurrence and Adjuvant Chemotherapy,” Breast J 15(5):454-460; 2009.

Witzig, T.E., Wiernik, P.H., Moore, T., Reeder, C., Coe, C., Justice, G., KAPLAN, H., Voralia, M., Pietronigro, D., Takeshita, K., Ervin-Hayes, A., Zeldis, J.B., and Vose, J.M.: “Phase II Multi-Center Study of Lenalidomide Oral Monotherapy in Relapsed or Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” J Clin Onc, 27(32):5404-9;2009.

Malmgren, J.A., Atwood, M., and KAPLAN, H.: “Increase in Mammography Detected Breast Cancer Over Time at a Community Based Regional Cancer Center: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, 1990 – 2005,” BMC Cancer 8:131-7;2008.

Vemulakonda, V.M., Lendvay, T.S., Shnorhavorian, M., Joyner, B.D., KAPLAN, H., Mitchell, M.E., and Grady, R.W.: “Metastatic Adenocarcinoma after Augmentation Gastrocystoplasty, J Urology 179(3):1094-7;2008.

KAPLAN, H.G., and Malmgren, J.A.: “Impact of Triple Negative Phenotype on Breast Cancer Prognosis,” Breast J 14(5):456-463;2008.

KAPLAN, H.G., Malmgren, J.A., and Atwood, M.: “Impact of Detection Method on the Course of Breast Cancer: Patient versus Mammography Detected,” Clin. Breast Cancer, 7(2):133-140;2006.

KAPLAN, H.G., Malmgren, J.A., and Atwood, M.: “Leukemia Incidence Post Primary Breast Cancer Treatment,” Cancer 101:1529-1536; 2004.

Perez, E., Navari, R.M., KAPLAN, H.G., Gralla, R.J., Grunberg, S.M., Palmer, R., and Fitts, D.: “Antiemetic Efficacy and Safety of Different Doses of Granisetron in Patients Receiving Platinum,” Support. Care Cancer 5:31; 1997.

Navari, R.M., KAPLAN, H.G., Gralla, R.J., Grunberg, S.M., Palmer, R., and Fitts, D.: “Efficacy and Safety of Granisetron, A Selective 5-HT3 Antagonist, In the Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Induced by High Dose Platinum,” J. Clin. Oncol. 12:2204; 1994.

KAPLAN, H.G.: “Cancer Chemotherapy in the Elderly,” in Vestal, R., ed., Drug Therapy in the Elderly, Addis Press, Auckland, 1984, pp. 338-350.

Larson, E.B., Scott, D.H., and KAPLAN, H.G.: “Inadequate Medical Order Writing – A Source of Confusion and Increased Costs,” Western J. Med. 139:50; 1983.

Wiemann, M.C., Cummings, F.J., KAPLAN, H.G., Spermuli, E.N., Doolittle, C.H., and Calabresi, P.: “Clinical and Pharmacological Studies of Methotrexate-Minimal Leucovorin Rescue Plus 5-Fluorouracil,” Cancer Res. 42:3896; 1982.

KAPLAN, H.G., Appelbaum, F.R., Cheever, M.A., Greenberg, P.D., Wood, T., and Fefer, A.: “Treatment of Refractory Acute Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia with A Combination of Pyrazofuran and Cytosine Arabinoside,” Cancer Treat. Rep. 66:1397; 1982.

Fefer, A., Cheever, M.A., Greenberg, P.D., Appelbaum, F.R., Boyd, C.N., Buckner, C.D., KAPLAN, H.G., Ramberg, R., Sanders, J.E., Storb, R., and Thomas, E.D.: “Treatment of Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia with Chemoradiotherapy and Transplantation of Marrow from Identical Twins.” New England J. Med. 306:63; 1982.

Appelbaum, F.R., Fefer, A., Cheever, M.A., Buckner, C.D., Greenberg, P.D., KAPLAN, H.G., Storb, R., and Thomas, E.D.: “Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with Marrow Transplantation in Identical Twins,” Blood 58:509; 1981.

Larson, S.M., Weiden, P.L., Grunbaum, Z., KAPLAN, H.G., Rasey, J.S., Graham, M.M., Sale, G.E., Harp, G., and Williams, D.L.: “Positron Imaging Feasibility Studies II: Characteristics of 2-Deoxyglucose Uptake in Rodent and Canine Neoplasms,” J. Nucl. Med. 22:881; 1981.

Larson, S.M., Weiden, P.L., Grunbaum, Z., Rasey, J.S., KAPLAN, H.G., Graham, M.M., Harp, G., Sale, G.E., and Williams, D.L.: “Positron Imaging Feasibility Studies I: Characteristics of 3H-Thymidine Uptake in Rodent and Canine Neoplasms,” J. Nucl. Med. 22:875; 1981.

Fefer, A., Cheever, M.A., Thomas, E.D., Appelbaum, F.R., Buckner, C.D., Clift, R.A., Glucksberg, H., Greenberg, P.D., Johnson, F.L., KAPLAN, H.G., Sanders, J.E., and Storb, R.: “Bone Marrow Transplantation for Refractory Acute Leukemia in 34 Patients with Identical Twins,” Blood 57:421; 1981.
KAPLAN, H.G.: “Inhibition of Buttermilk Xanthine Oxidase by Folate Analogues And Derivatives,” Biochem. Pharmacol. 29:2135; 1980.

KAPLAN, H.G., and Doolittle, C.: “Hodgkin’s Disease Presenting as Steroid-Dependent Pancytopenia,” Cancer 45:3114; 1980.

KAPLAN, H.G., Bakken, J., Quadracci, L., and Schubach, W.: “Hepatitis Caused by Repeated Sniffing of Halothane,” Annals Int. Med. 97:797; 1979.

Cummings, F.J., Stoller, R.G., KAPLAN, H.G., and Calabresi, P.: “A Clincial Study of Pyrazofuran,” Cancer Treat. Rep. 63:1363; 1979.

Stoller, R.G., KAPLAN, H.G., Cummings, F.J., and Calabresi, P.: “A Clinical and Pharmacological Study of High-Dose Methotrexate with Minimal Leucovorin Rescue,” Cancer Res. 39:908; 1979.

KAPLAN, H.G., and Myers, C.E.: “Complex Inhibition of Thymidylate Synthetase By Aromatic Diamidines: Evidence for Both Rapid, Freely Reversible and Slowly Progressive Non-Equilibrium Inhibition,” J. Pharm. Exptl. Therap.201:554; 1977.

Friedman, J, KAPLAN, H., and Hall, J.: “The Jeune Syndrome (Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy) in an Adult,” Amer. J. Med. 59:875; 1975.

Miller, D.R., and KAPLAN, H.G.: “Reduced NBT Dye Reduction in Phagocytes Of Patients Receiving Prednisone,” Pediatrics 45:861; 1970.

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (315 Ratings, 63 Comments)

100

11/29/2015
I have seen many doctors over the years, and without question, Dr. Kaplan is exemplary. From our first meeting, I knew I had found the best. He put my husband and me at ease with his caring manner and thorough plan for my treatment. His warm personality and keen intellect combined with years of experience helped me to relax and trust in his care. A friend recommended Dr. Kaplan to me, and I, in turn, have recommended him to others. He is an amazing physician.
Swedish Patient
100

11/24/2015
Dr. Kaplan is everything you hope a doctor would be...kind, smart, funny, and caring.
Swedish Patient
100

11/24/2015
Dr. Kaplan is the best physician I have seen
Swedish Patient
90

11/22/2015
I know, from my research, that Dr Kaplan is highly respected and considered one of the best oncologists in Seattle.
Swedish Patient
100

11/17/2015
my current visits with Dr Kaplan are now an annual checkup as I'm no longer being treated for breast cancer. it's always a pleasure and JOY to see him in person!
Swedish Patient
100

11/12/2015
The Best!
Swedish Patient
100

11/11/2015
Dr. Kaplan is an outstanding doctor -- the very best.
Swedish Patient
100

11/09/2015
Dr. Kaplan was absolutely awesome. I had heard great things about him prior to my appointment with him, and he definitely lived up to his reputation. He showed sincere interest in my health care and about me personally. He is unlike any doctor I have ever had, and I would recommend him to friends, family, and strangers in a heartbeat.
Swedish Patient
 

11/03/2015
Dr. Kaplan is the best. He takes time to review my health staff and is thorough, professional,sympathic and efficient in his use of time. Awesome demeanor for a Dr in his field. Highly....highly recommend to anyone looking for an Oncologist. Simply the best in his field, bar none!
Swedish Patient
100

11/02/2015
Dr. Kaplan is a gem.
Swedish Patient
100

11/01/2015
Dr. Kaplan is always focused, kind, informative, and helpful.
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2015
Dr. Kaplan is exceptional. He is an especially good listener.
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2015
Dr. Kaplan is always great--I never feel like he's in a hurry, though I know he's busy, and he listens well, advises carefully.
Swedish Patient
100

10/25/2015
Dr. Kaplan, his staff & Swedish are tops - Dr. Kaplan is excellent!
Swedish Patient
100

10/20/2015
Dr. Kaplan is outstanding. I have complete trust in him, and enjoy my visits. He also is concerned about me and truly cares.
Swedish Patient
100

10/11/2015
There are not enough words to describe what a great doctor Dr. Kaplan is. He is so knowledgeable and kind and a great listener. I always leave feeling confident that he is watching out for my health.
Swedish Patient
100

10/06/2015
Dr. Kaplan is the best! Competent, respectful, patient, kind, resourceful.
Swedish Patient
100

09/22/2015
All around great experience. I am extremely pleased with my treatment, after-care and concern for my well-being.
Swedish Patient
100

08/30/2015
Dr. Kaplan is an outstanding Dr. with an exceptional bedside manner. I always feel very cared for and supported by him. I don't know how he continually gives so much emotionally and I appreciate that he does. I trust him and respect his deep medical knowledge as well as his emotions intelligence.
Swedish Patient
100

08/28/2015
Great doctor!
Swedish Patient
100

08/26/2015
Dr. Kaplan is perhaps the best doctor I have ever worked with. He remembered me from my last appt with him 3 YEARS ago, and is so incredibly personable and friendly, never condescending or hurried. He is amazing. I wish he could be my regular doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

08/25/2015
Dr. Kaplan is always the professional and I have respect for him.
Swedish Patient
100

08/23/2015
Dr Kaplan is an AMAZING provider, please keep him happy!!!!
Swedish Patient
100

08/12/2015
Dr. Kaplan is an unbelievably wise, knowledgeable and caring oncologist.
Swedish Patient
100

08/11/2015
I'm thankful every day that Dr. Kaplan was recommended to me. He's the best!
Swedish Patient
100

08/08/2015
I requested that Dr. Kaplan be my oncologist when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am lucky that I am in remission; however, should I have a recurrence, I am lucky to be his patient because I am confident in his care.
Swedish Patient
100

08/02/2015
Hank is always spot one with good service.
Swedish Patient
90

08/02/2015
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Kaplan.
Swedish Patient
100

07/28/2015
The care that obtained as an inpatient, for a 2-night stay, on the oncology ward at Swedish was exceptional. All of the nursing staff and paramedical staff were kind, friendly, and most willing to help me in any way possible.
Swedish Patient
100

07/22/2015
Dr. Henry Kaplan is the most exceptional doctor I have ever encountered! He is way above and beyond your average MD.
Swedish Patient
100

07/21/2015
beyond excellent care.
Swedish Patient
100

06/24/2015
I feel very fortunate to be under Dr. Kaplan's care. He is an excellent physician and very kind and caring.
Swedish Patient
100

06/15/2015
overall best experience with a doctor I have ever had.
Swedish Patient
100

06/10/2015
There is no one like Dr. Kaplan. He is an outstanding doctor and a wonderful human being. I always know that I will get the best care and that he will be in my corner when I need him.
Swedish Patient
100

06/04/2015
Kaplan is a wonderful doctor. Very caring!
Swedish Patient
100

06/01/2015
Dr. Kaplan is a fine physician. I've gone to him for over 20 years, with two separate cancers.
Swedish Patient
100

05/27/2015
I would not see any other oncologist.
Swedish Patient
100

05/21/2015
very good
Swedish Patient
100

05/20/2015
Again, for all of these I would have picked an Excellent rating were it available
Swedish Patient
100

05/15/2015
I have recommended friends to Dr. Kaplan as I think he is the best. I wouldn't go any place else.
Swedish Patient
100

05/13/2015
Dr. Kaplan is the most caring and compassionate doctor I've met. Swedish is lucky to have him on their staff.
Swedish Patient
100

05/12/2015
Dr. Kaplan is the best!
Swedish Patient
100

05/04/2015
My follow up care plan was usually not communicated to me by the nurse or staff. I would have to call to find out what is next step. Sometimes it is helpful to have more communication.
Swedish Patient
100

04/29/2015
Dr. Kaplan elicits concerns, educating and reassuring at the same time. Answers questions honestly while encouraging hope and a sense of agency and purpose. Have been his patient for 12+ years and trust his expertise and judgment. I respect him as a professional and as a person and am grateful for his care.
Swedish Patient
100

04/28/2015
Dr Kaplan is gifted at assessing how much and which information I need.
Swedish Patient
100

04/24/2015
VERY GOOD DR.
Swedish Patient
100

04/22/2015
Dr. Henry Kaplan is the BEST!
Swedish Patient
100

04/22/2015
Dr Kaplanis consistently kind and compassionate in what is often stressful circumstances. A truly gifted healer.
Swedish Patient
100

04/22/2015
Dr.Kaplan is kind, compassionate and of course the best oncologist.
Swedish Patient
100

03/26/2015
Wonderful doctor! He has great compassion & caring for his patients. I'm so grateful to have Dr. Kaplan as my physician!
Swedish Patient
100

03/25/2015
Dr Kaplan was highly recconended to me and I would definitely recommend Dr Kaplan to my friends and family.
Swedish Patient
100

03/18/2015
Dr. Kaplan is a consistently excellent doctor. He's smart, empathetic and funny.
Swedish Patient
100

03/10/2015
Dr. Kaplan is an superlative doctor and a wonderful human being.
Swedish Patient
100

03/10/2015
Dr. Kaplan walks on water
Swedish Patient
100

03/03/2015
I can't imagine having a better oncologist. Dr Kaplan and his staff are so caring and very good.
Swedish Patient
100

03/03/2015
I have told everyone I know how fortunate I am to have Dr. Kaplan as a provider.
Swedish Patient
100

01/28/2015
In between chemo treatments, I wished there was more communication on how I was doing and what to expect for next treatment.
Swedish Patient
100

01/27/2015
Only good experiences.
Swedish Patient
100

01/27/2015
dr. Kaplan is wonderful, I have been seeing him for 30 years, and would not see anyone else for my care.
Swedish Patient
100

01/25/2015
Over the past 9 years, Dr. Kaplan has always provided genuine care and concern for my medical and emotional needs. Recently, when he was away at a conference, he phoned me on a Sat morning to discuss a biopsy result he knew I was concerned about. He is an amazing asset to Swedish Hospital and I'm thankful and blessed to have him as my oncologist!
Swedish Patient
100

01/25/2015
Dr. Henry Kaplan and his staff are the very best based on my 22 years of dealing with them for both myself and other family and friends. I recommend this office and doctor to everyone who needs an oncologist for any reason.
Swedish Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr. Kaplan and staff have saved my life, I am eternally grateful for his knowledge, compassion, understanding and can do attitude. His encouragement of me, as I am battling this ugly disease called canser, of such a blessing. Dr. Kaplan is the most amazing physician, and I am so incredibly blessed to call him my dr.
Swedish Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr Kaplan has literally saved my life multiple times. I could ask for a finer person to get my care from.
Swedish Patient