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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.
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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.
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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
Liam's lemonade stand support his physician's work and MGHfC IBD Parents Group receives $5,000 for outreach and education
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