Sheldon L. Kaplan, MD

Department or Service


Infectious Disease

Phone: 832-824-4330
Fax: (832) 825-4347

Contact Information

1102 Bates
FC 1150
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Chief, Infectious Disease Service

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Washington University School of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Infectious Disease 1977
Washington University School of Medicine residency Rotating Residency 1975
Washington University School of Medicine internship Rotating Internship 1974
University of Missouri at Columbia School of Medic medical school Doctor of Medicine 1973


Dr. Kaplan's research focuses on infections in children caused by Streptococcus pneumoniaeand Staphylococcus aureusincluding evaluating new antibiotics for children with infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.


Organization Name Role
American Board of Pediatrics, Chair, Sub-Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Member 2013-2015
Food and Drug Administration, Anti-Infectives Advisory Committee Member 2008-2012
Infectious Diseases Society of America Fellow
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Member; Past-President
UpToDate Editor-in-Chief--Pediatrics

Selected Publications

Kaplan SL, Center KJ, Barson WJ, Ling-Lin P, Romero JR, Bradely JS, Tan TQ, Hoffman JA, Peters TR, Gurtman A, Scott DA, Trammel J, Gruber WC, Hulten KG, Mason EO. Multicenter Surveillance of Streptococcus pneumoniaeIsolates from Middle Ear and Mastoid Cultures in the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era. Clinical Infectious Diseases2015;60:1339-1345.