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Rosalind Kaplan, MD, FACP



Rosalind Kaplan, MD


Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Medical Director, Temple Health Women's Care

Telephone:  215-517-5000

Email: rosalind.kaplan@tuhs.temple.edu




Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine

Temple Health Women's Care at Elkins Park


Educational Background:


BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1982


MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1987


Internship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1988


Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1990


Fellowship, Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis Studies in Psychosomatic Medicine


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clinical AND RESEARCH Interests:

  • General internal medicine
  • Eating disorders
  • Women's health services
  • Stress and its effect on health
  • Exercise and health
  • Mind/body issues

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board certification(s):


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, original certification, 1991
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, recertification, 2001
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, recertification, 2011

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professional affiliations:


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • American Academy for Eating Disorders

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Kaplan R. Going Live, The Consultant, Spring 2012.


Kaplan R. The End of Nice, Pulse Magazine, September 2011.


Kaplan R. Doctor, Hear Thyself, Brandeis Magazine, September 2011.


Kaplan R. The Patient in the White Coat. New York, Kaplan Publishing, 2010.


Kaplan R. Narrative Medicine: Using Writing to See the Human Being, Temple Medicine, Spring 2010.


Kaplan R. Bag of Bones and Box of Knees. In Prompted, an Anthology from the Greater Philadelphia Writers' Workshop, PS Publishing, 2010.


Kaplan R. Finalist Entry for The Autobiography Project, Philadelphia Daily News, May 12, 2006.


Wadden T, Berkowitz R, Womble L, Sarwer D, Phelan S, Cato R, Hesson I, Osei S, Kaplan R, Stunkard A. Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity. NEJM 2005; 353: 2111-2120, 2005.


Kaplan R. It's About the Patient. In Behind the Minds: The Art and Science of Being a Doctor.  Aspatore Press, 2000.


Barsky RD (Kaplan), Lachman M. Understanding of horizontality in college women: Effect of two training procedures. International Journal of Behavioral Development 9:31-43, 1986.


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