Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Director, Dr. P.David Adelson reflects on how Dr. Allen Kaplan has made life better for children in our community for four decades.
After more than 40 years as a child neurologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Allen Kaplan, MD, is retiring. Dr. Kaplan has dedicated his career to treating his pediatric patients, and he is regarded as one of the founders of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Neuroscience Institute that later became Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, as well as the Jaydie Lynn King Neuro-Oncology Program at Phoenix Children’s.He had clinical and academic interests in neurogenetics and pediatric brain tumors and was particularly active with the neurofibromatosis community treating a wide spectrum of pediatric and then adult patients. As well, Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in developing and building the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service and shepherding expertly through a number of transitions. He also served as a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Dr. Kaplan along with his wife, Mary, are true ambassadors for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the community, and it is with much appreciation that we congratulate him on his work and dedication to us all.
His last day is March 30, 2016. Dr. Kaplan will continue in serving on the Archives Committee for Phoenix Children’s. Please join us in thanking Dr. Kaplan for his lifetime of work for and dedication to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
P. David Adelson, MD
Director, Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Diane and Bruce Halle Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurosciences
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Donations can be made in honor of Dr. Kaplan and his work on the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation website.