Dr. Kaplan received her BA degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her MD degree. She finished a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute, receiving a resident excellence award and an award from the National Institute of Health (NIH). She then completed a medical retina fellowship at Duke University.
Dr. Kaplan is Board-certified in ophthalmology. She has lectured at many major conferences and has authored papers in the field of retina. Her principal areas of interest are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, macular edema, retinal tears, eye injections, and laser treatment.