Rosalind Kaplan, MD is a physician and writer in Philadelphia, PA.


She completed an MFA candidate at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 2020 and teaches medical humanities. She currently practices medicine in an Urgent Care Setting.  She has also written and edited medical content for Elsevier Publishing, and was previously an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She saw patients in the women’s primary care practice and taught students both in the classroom and in clinical settings until June of 2018.


She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in biochemistry and psychology from Brandeis University, then went on to earn her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She then completed residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.  She also completed a clinical fellowship in psychosomatic medicine with the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Kaplan  practiced primary care medicine for 28 years with a special interest in medical complications of eating disorders.  She writes creative nonfiction including memoir and narrative medicine. Her book, Patient in the White Coat is her first full-length book.