Beth Kaplan, MD


Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Avenue 1E21
San Francisco, CA 94110-1377
415-206-5757 Office
415-206-5818 Fax

BS:  University of Maryland, College of Arts and Science
MD:  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
Location: San Francisco General Hospital
Research and Academic Interests:

Interpersonal violence and prevention, HIV care, HIV testing.

University and National Positions:

Member, American College of Emergency Physicians
Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Member, Physicians for a Violence-Free Society

Teaching Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department 2012
Safety Net Award for Health Communities 1998
Junior Faculty Education Award 1996
San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women: Domestic Violence Honorary Award 1995
Christopoulos KA, Weiser SD, Koester KA, Myers JJ, White DA, Kaplan B, Morin SF. Understanding patient acceptance and refusal of HIV testing in the emergency department. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:3.
Dowdy DW, Rodriguez RM, Hare CB, Kaplan B. Cost-effectiveness of targeted human immunodeficiency virus screening in an urban emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 18(7):745-53.
Christopoulos KA, Kaplan B, Dowdy D, Haller B, Nassos P, Roemer M, Dowling T, Jones D, Hare CB. Testing and linkage to care outcomes for a clinician-initiated rapid HIV testing program in an urban emergency department. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Jul; 25(7):439-44.
Zetola NM, Kaplan B, Dowling T, Jensen T, Louie B, Shahkarami M, Colfax G, Klausner JD. Prevalence and correlates of unknown HIV infection among patients seeking care in a public hospital emergency department. Public Health Rep. 2008 Nov-Dec; 123 Suppl 3:41-50.
Zetola NM, Grijalva CG, Gertler S, Hare CB, Kaplan B, Dowling T, Colfax G, Katz MH, Klausner JD. Simplifying consent for HIV testing is associated with an increase in HIV testing and case detection in highest risk groups, San Francisco January 2003-June 2007. PLoS One. 2008; 3(7):e2591.
Kohn MA, Kerr K, Malkevich D, O'Neil N, Kerr MJ, Kaplan BC. Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels and the likelihood of ectopic pregnancy in emergency department patients with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Feb; 10(2):119-26.
Montoy JC, Dow WH, Kaplan BC. Patient choice in opt-in, active choice, and opt-out HIV screening: randomized clinical trial. BMJ. 2016; 532:h6895.