Dr. Jesse Kaplan is a fellowship-trained UCI Health orthopedic surgeon who specializes in comprehensive nonsurgical and surgical approaches for the treatment of hand, elbow and shoulder disorders. His clinical interests include minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, wide-awake surgery, upper extremity fractures and elbow reconstruction.
Kaplan earned a medical degree and a master's degree in business administration in a dual-degree program at the UCI School of Medicine, where he was named a Dean's Scholar and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
His research interests include the diagnosis of compression neuropathies, clinical outcome studies and interventional research to improve patient care. He has been involved in numerous clinical studies and publications relating to the hand and upper extremities. He is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Kaplan sees patients in Costa Mesa, Orange and Tustin.