Dr. Edward H. Kaplan received his doctor of medicine degree at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He subsequently completed his internship and residency training for internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He continued training there in hematology and oncology, receiving the Galter Fellowship and Bill Veek Fellowship. After completing his fellowship, he joined the faculty at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. He was later the cofounder and director of the Comprehensive Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies at the Rush Cancer Institute.
Currently, Dr. Kaplan is Chairman of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Illinois. In addition, he serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.
A respected speaker and journalist, Dr. Kaplan has presented at leading scientific meetings across the nation. He is an author on over 60 research articles and abstracts and acts as reviewer for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Cancer: A Journal of the American Cancer Society. Additionally, he is a member of many committees and scientific groups, including the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, and the American Cancer Society, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.