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Joel Kaplan, DO


  • Pediatrics
Joel Kaplan, DO
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age-group-children-filled Treats only Children



  • Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Brain Tumor
  • Hemostasis/Thrombosis
  • Sarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Lymphoma
    • Leukemia
    • Tumors
    • Cancer
    • Research
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Ewing's Sarcoma
    • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Anemia
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Bone Tumors
    • Central Nervous System Tumors
    • Liver Tumors
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Osteogenic Sarcoma
    • Palliative Care
    • Pediatric Cancer
    • Rhabdosarcoma
    • Solid Tumors Of Soft Tissue
    • Developmental Therapeutics
    • Pediatric Hematology
    • Pediatric Oncology
    • Wilms' Tumor And Other Childhood Kidney Tumors


  • English


“One of the best parts of my job is watching children grow into young adults after they have won the battle against leukemia and lymphoma. I enjoy helping families get through these challenging diagnoses.”

Dr. Kaplan is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology (cancer and blood disorders).

He is the clinical director of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma and the program director of Quality and Safety at Levine Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center.

His first rotation during his residency was in pediatric oncology. He immediately found it fascinating and enjoyed getting to know his patients and their families. From then on, he never considered any other specialty for his career.

He received his osteopathy degree at Kansas City University, completed his residency at Penn State University and followed that with a fellowship at Brown University.

He and his wife, Amanda, have 3 children, Ben, Rebecca and Caroline. They are all rabid Philadelphia sports fans and follow the Eagles, Sixers and Phillies. He loves hiking and going to movies with his kids.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Medical Education

  • University of Health Sciences, 2001


  • Penn State, Pediatrics


  • Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology