Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-0478

Fax 513-636-0171

Email heather.kaplan@cchmc.org

Heather Kaplan conducts research focusing on understanding variations in evidence-based care practices across hospitals and examining strategies for increasing the implementation of evidence into practice in perinatal care. She uses a systems lens to understand and ultimately change behavior at the individual, group, organizational, and environmental levels of the health care system.

Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE, is passionate about improving the quality and safety of perinatal care and has a solid foundation in epidemiology and research fundamentals. Through her role in the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, she gained practical experience in the use of quality improvement methods to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes of preterm newborns in Ohio and have formed collaborative relationships with obstetrical and neonatal care providers across the state.

Additionally she has an understanding care delivery in a complex system requires taking a multidisciplinary, multilevel approach. Her career includes didactic coursework in multidisciplinary theories and methods.
BA: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

MD: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Residency: Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MSCE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kaplan HC, Lannon C, Walsh MC, Donovan EF; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Ohio statewide quality-improvement collaborative to reduce late-onset sepsis in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):427-35.

Kaplan HC, Lorch SA, Pinto-Martin J, Putt M, Silber JH. Assessment of surfactant use in preterm infants as a marker of neonatal intensive care unit quality. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jan 31;11:22.

Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz MC, Hooper DK, Linam WM, Froehle CM, Margolis P. The influence of context on quality improvement success in health care: a systematic review of the literatureMilbank Q. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.

Kaplan, HC, Tabangin ME, McClendon D, Meinzen-Derr J, Margolis PA, Donovan EF. Understanding Variation in Vitamin A Supplementation Among NICUs. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):e367-73.