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About Dr. Harold Kaplan
Dr. Harold Kaplan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in New York, NY. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia and New York Presbyterian Hospital / The Allen Pavilion. He speaks English.
Dr. Harold Kaplan has the following 2 specialties
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
- Clinical Pathology
If you’ve ever provided a urine or blood sample, you’ve worked with a clinical pathologist — you probably just didn’t know it. They work behind the scenes in laboratories to examine bodily fluid specimens and detect substances or diseases. This means they're required to have a comprehensive knowledge of disease and what it looks like under a microscope.
They provide test results to your doctor, who then makes an informed decision about your diagnosis and the best treatment options for you. Without the work of clinical pathologists, doctors technically wouldn’t be able to diagnose patients as accurately as we can today. It's also worth noting that clinical pathologists are different from anatomical pathologists, who analyze tissue taken from a biopsy or entire infected areas as well as whole body parts.
- AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
- Burkitt Lymphoma
- Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
- Hodgkin Disease
- Multiple Primary Cancer
- Neoplastic Cell Transformation
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Soft Tissue Cancer (Plasmacytoma)
- Tumor Virus Infections
- Viral Cell Transformation
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Dr. Kaplan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia
New York Presbyterian Hospital / The Allen Pavilion
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
51 Years Experience
Graduated in 1962
Dr. Harold Kaplan accepts the following insurance providers.
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