Ivor Kaplan, M.D.
Dr. Kaplan has been in practice in Hampton Roads since 1987. Originally a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, he immigrated to the United States in 1977 and was granted citizenship in 1983.
Prior to coming to the U.S.A., Dr. Kaplan completed his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and his internships in both Internal Medicine and General Surgery at the Johannesburg General Hospital. In the United States, he first completed a Surgical Internship at the Wilmington Medical Center in Delaware before going on to complete a full residency in General Surgery at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was granted Board Certification in General Surgery in 1983. He then went on to complete a residency in Plastic Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and was granted Board Certification in Plastic Surgery in 1985.
Over the years Dr. Kaplan’s practice has evolved from almost totally reconstructive to a mostly cosmetic practice that still, nevertheless, includes a large number of children with congenital hand and ear deformities. The sculptural nature of ear and hand reconstruction continues to interest him while at the same time, the evolution and revolution that has occurred in the art of cosmetic surgery has fascinated his artistic temperament. He is on the forefront of the very latest techniques in facial rejuvenation, having recognized the need for limited downtime and subtlety in the execution of the myriad procedures now available to patients that were not available even a few years ago.