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Jess L. Kaplan, MD

  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
  • Clinical Lead, Pediatric Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
  • Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

617-726-8705

Accepting New Patients

Overview

Jess L. Kaplan MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He specializes in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and general pediatric gastroenterology.

Departments

Pediatrics

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease
  • Celiac disease
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Forestdale: Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Provider Gender
Male

Biography

Dr. Jess Kaplan is an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He completed both his residency in pediatrics (2008) and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition (2011) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.  Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and other immune-mediated and general gastrointestinal disorders.  He sees patients in the Pediatric IBD Program at MGH, MGH West and at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kaplan serves as the clinical director of the Pediatric IBD Program and director of IBD Clinical trials at MGHfC, where he conducts clinical and translational research and leads quality improvement initiatives. He has a strong interest in dietary management of IBD and is the clinical lead of the nutritional therapy in IBD program. Dr. Kaplan also leads the Pediatric fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) program at MGHfC.

Research & Publications

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Moy MP, Kaplan JL, Moran CJ, Winter HS, Gee MS. MR enterography as a biomarker of mucosal healing in young patients with Crohn's disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jun 28:1-7. [Epub ahead of print].

Wang F*, Kaplan JL*, Gold BD, Bhasin MK, Ward NL, Kellermayer R, Kirschner BS, Heyman MB, Dowd SE, Cox SB, Dogan H, Steven B, Ferry GD, Cohen SA, Baldassano RN, Moran CJ, Garnett EA, Drake L, Otu HH, Mirny LA, Libermann TA, Winter HS, Korolev KS. Detecting Microbial Dysbiosis Associated with Pediatric Crohn Disease Despite the High Variability of the Gut Microbiota. Cell Rep. 2016;14:945-55.

Moran CJ, Kaplan JL, Winter HS, Masiakos PT. Occult blood and perianal exam: value added in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease screening. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015;6:52-55.

Russell GH, Kaplan JL, Youngster I, Baril-Dore M, Schindelar L, Hohmann E, Winter HS. Fecal transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in children with and without inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014;58(5):588-592. PMID: 24792627

Koukos G, Polytarchou C, Kaplan JL, Morley-Fletcher A, Gras-Miralles B, Kokkotou E, Baril-Dore M, Pothoulakis C, Winter HS, Iliopoulos D. MicroRNA-124 Regulates STAT3 Expression and is Downregulated in Colon Tissues of Pediatric Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Gastroenterology. 2013;145(4):842-853.

Kaplan JL, Walker WA. Early gut colonization and subsequent obesity risk. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2012;15(3):278-284

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Contact

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8705
Phone 2: 617-726-1450
Fax: 617-724-7011
MGH Cape Cod Forestdale Office
280-D Route 130
Forestdale, MA 02644-1131
Phone: 508-833-1060
Fax: 508-833-2216

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