Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Gastroenterology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital
|MD Yeshiva University 1981|
|PhD Yeshiva University 1981|
He is director of the fellowship program in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition at Mass General, director of the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chairman emeritus of the Campaign to End Obesity. He currently serves as chair of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Section of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), chair of the Bariatric Surgery Section and chair of the Clinical Committee of the Obesity Society.
Dr. Kaplan’s research is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal regulation of energy balance and metabolic function, and his group has pioneered the development and use of rodent models for weight loss surgery and gastrointestinal devices to explore these mechanisms. He is the author of more than 150 scientific and medical papers, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology and the American Journal of Human Genetics.