Allen P. Kaplan, MD, is clinical professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of Columbia University and Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York, where he received a doctorate of medicine (summa cum laude). He completed his specialty training in allergy and clinical immunology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and his rheumatology training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Subsequently, he became director of allergic diseases at the National Institutes of Health and then chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of allergic diseases at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in internal medicine, allergy and clinical immunology, rheumatology, and diagnostic laboratory immunology.
Dr. Kaplan is past president of the World Allergy Organization (2000–2003); the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; and the Clinical Immunology Society. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 300 articles, monographs, and editorials, and he edited the textbook Allergy
, which is used in training programs throughout the world. In addition, he co-edited the textbook Urticaria and Angioedema
and the recently published two-volume textbook Allergy and Allergic Diseases
. Dr. Kaplan's research interests focus on inflammatory mechanisms of allergic disease. He is a world-renowned authority on the mechanisms and treatment of urticaria and angioedema.