Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Summer Kaplan, MD

Summer Kaplan, MD CIRP
CIRP Associate Fellow

Summer L. Kaplan, MD is a Pediatric Radiologist in the Department of Radiology and Director of Emergency Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She also is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kaplan specializes in Emergency and ICU imaging, medical physics, and process improvement and has given invited lectures for several professional and scientific societies, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology, European Society for Pediatric Radiology, American Society for Emergency Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and American College of Radiology, among others. She has published peer-reviewed original research on fracture patterns in children, use of ultrasound in the Emergency Department setting, and minimizing radiation dose.

Dr. Kaplan has served as a reviewer for a number of academic journals, including Radiology; Pediatric Radiology; Emergency Radiology; Clinical Imaging; American Journal of Neuroradiology; and the Journal of Urology.

Dr. Kaplan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon and a Master of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania, conducted her internship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, completed residency at Temple University Hospital, and served as a Pediatric Radiology Fellow at CHOP.

Dr. Kaplan can be emailed at

Research Interests

Pediatric Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Process Improvement