Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan

Hand Surgery
Avon, IN
25 years experience male

Locations

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8501 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis, IN
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Medicare

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Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

Avon, IN

About

Bio

Dr. Kaplan comes from Baltimore, MD, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of his medical school class. He trained in orthopaedics at NYU / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, then pursued sub-specialty training in hand, microvascular, and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in 2001. Dr. Kaplan is very involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and was selected as a Young Leader by the Society in 2007. He has subsequently served on and chaired multiple committees, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. He also currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Hand Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has a strong commitment to research and education. He has been integrally involved as a lead investigator in research on collagenase injection for Dupuytren’s contracture, culminating in FDA approval and publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has given numerous national and international lectures, and has been published in multiple journals. Dr. Kaplan is also actively involved in our fellowship program, a cornerstone to the mission of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He assists Dr. Greenberg in managing the fellowship and strives to continually improve it.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Little evidence: There is not much, if any, evidence that stem cell treatment will improve the outcomes of shoulder surgery. Not sure what surgery your father is havin ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Probably won't help: Treatment of a jammed thumb depends on what the injury is. If it is a minor sprain, pullling on it won't help, but won't hurt. Be careful though - som ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain, brusing: Best way is to get an x-ray to be sure. Signs of a broken bone are tenderness over the bone, bruising and swelling, and obvious deformity of the finge ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. William Kleinman
Nov 27, 2012
I give Dr. Tom Kaplan my strongest endorsement. He is one of the finest young hand surgeons I know. Quality care of his hand and upper extremity patients is his highest priority. But he is also a b...Read More
Dr. Alexander Mih
Nov 27, 2012
Dr Kaplan has been on the leading edge of innovative treament for Dupuytren's disease as a lead invesitgator of a national study. In addition, he has distinguished himself as a skilled surgeon treati...Read More
Dr. Robert Baltera
Nov 27, 2012
I fully endorse Dr. Kaplan. He is a highly skilled hand and upper extremity surgeon. Dr. Kaplan is committed to research and education. He provides superb care, offering his patients the best possi...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor - Hand Surgery, Indianapolis Monthly
Clinical Pearl Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Resident Teacher of the Year, Hospital for Joint Disease

Affiliations

Indianapolis Hand Society
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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