Department of Dermatology

Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Professor, Department of Immunology

Daniel H. Kaplan, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Dermatology in 2015, after being recruited from the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Kaplan earned his undergraduate degree in molecular physics from Yale University, and received his medical degree and PhD in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to complete his postgraduate training at Yale University.  

Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Dermatology, Dr. Kaplan was an Assistant Professor at Yale University, and an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Kaplan's clinical focus is general dermatology; an overview of his research can be found here.


Professional Membership

  • American Dermatological Association
  • Dermatology Foundation, Leaders Society
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society of Investigative Dermatology

Education & Training

  • B.S., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Washington University
  • M.D., Washington University
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University
  • Residency, Dermatology, Yale University

Representative Publications

Dr. Kaplan’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database. 

Research Grants

  • NIH R01AR067187-01 (PI: Kaplan)
    Skin dendritic cells and humoral immunity
  • NIH R01AR060744-03 (PI: Kaplan)
    Regulated activation of a latent-TGFb determines Langerhans cell migration