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


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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.

Education and Training

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.


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