Michael J. Kaplan

Head and neck surgical oncologist, Surgical oncologist, Head and neck surgeon, Otolaryngologist

4.7 out of 5
358 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

Head and Neck Cancer Program

Cranial Base Center

Professional Education

  • Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1978) MA
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia (1984) VA
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1982)
  • Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1982) MA
  • Residency: Beth Israel and Children's Hospital (1979) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1977) MA
  • Fellowship, University of Virginia, Head & Neck; Skull Base Surgery (1984)
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (1982)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1977)
  • BA, Harvard College, Molecular Biology (1973)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College (1973)
  • Roger Boles Teaching award, UCSF (1987)
  • Chief Residents' Special Certificate of Merit, UCSF (1993)
  • Best Doctors in America, . (1998-2012)

Administrative Appointments

  • Head & Neck Fellowship Director, Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery (2003 - Present)
  • Chief, Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery (2003 - Present)
  • Head & Neck Oncology Program, Disease Management Leader, Stanford Cancer Center (2010 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

3.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Kaplan & the others were extraordinary. I felt safe, confident and in good hands. His style and manner was very reassuring while being direct, clear and matter of fact. I really appreciated it.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am humbled by the time and care that the doctor provides. He is very, very generous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I owe him my life! Really!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Once he did come in, it was as though I was the only person in the world. He was very good and very thourough. Not rushed at all.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Committed, kind surgeon & staff in a MUCH TOO busy, overextended specialty. Needs MORE surgeons there.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

My doctor is excellent. I would like to have a contact person to help with other issues. Admin type.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Michael Kaplan was very open to my concerns. I appreciate him very much.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent care. Very impressive.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

good experience

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

All very professional.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr Kaplan is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My brother in law recommended Dr. Kaplan to me & I would do the same.

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4.7 out of 5
358 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Kaplan & the others were extraordinary. I felt safe, confident and in good hands. His style and manner was very reassuring while being direct, clear and matter of fact. I really appreciated it.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am humbled by the time and care that the doctor provides. He is very, very generous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I owe him my life! Really!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Once he did come in, it was as though I was the only person in the world. He was very good and very thourough. Not rushed at all.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Committed, kind surgeon & staff in a MUCH TOO busy, overextended specialty. Needs MORE surgeons there.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

My doctor is excellent. I would like to have a contact person to help with other issues. Admin type.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Michael Kaplan was very open to my concerns. I appreciate him very much.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent care. Very impressive.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

good experience

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

All very professional.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr Kaplan is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My brother in law recommended Dr. Kaplan to me & I would do the same.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Always provided excellent care. He is worth waiting for!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Kaplan's PA was outstanding

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Best possible experience

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Absolutely best doctor I go to.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All who attended to me were very caring, concerned & comfortable to be with.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Always very good with Dr. Kaplan.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Kaplan took my case which was difficult and directed my care and got me the diagnosis and treatment I needed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. M. Kaplan is the best.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Doctors and everyone connected with the care and treatment of my medical problems are excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

All good!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Kaplan is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very good to excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Always rushed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

What can I say - He saved my life.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Kaplan to another family member who is now a patient.