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Michael J. Caplan, M.D.

Michael J. Caplan, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Walton Research Building
Phone: (843) 792-8849
Fax: (843) 792-3537

CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Medical Autopsy Pathology
Forensic Pathology

EDUCATION:

B.S., 1983, Michigan State University
M.D., 1987, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
1987-1992: Residency in Anatomic & Laboratory Medicine, University of Michigan Health System
1992-1993: Fellowship in Forensic Pathology, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
2003-2004: Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

SPECIALTY BOARD CERTIFICATION

1992: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
1994: Forensic Pathology
2005: Pediatric Pathology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Sima AAF, Caplan MJ, D’Amato CJ, Pevzner M, Furlong JW. Fulminant multiple system atrophy in a young adult presenting as motor neuron disease. Neurology. 1993; 43: 2031-2035.
  2. Strouse PJ, Caplan M, Owings CL. Extracranial soft tissue swelling: a normal postmortem radiographic finding or a sign of trauma? Pediatr Radiol. 1998; 28: 594-596.
  3. Goldberg CS, Caplan MJ, Heidelberger K,. Dick M. The dimensions of the triangle of Koch in children. Am J Cardiol. 1999; 83: 117-120.
  4. Turner J, Skinner M, Caplan MJ, Gillespie MB. Pathology quiz case: myofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. (2007)
  5. Caplan MJ, Gandelman M, Schneiderman H. A case of AIDS: a clinicoimmuno-pathologic correlation. Connecticut Medicine. 1987; 51: 303-309.
  6. Batalis NI, Caplan MJ, Schandl CA. Invasive group B streptococcal infections in adults. Check Sample, American Society of Clinical Pathologists: Forensic Pathology. 2006;FP06-9: 115-125.
  7. Caplan MJ. The role of the hospital-based forensic pathologist in promoting standards in death investigation. Check Sample, American Society of Clinical Pathologists: Forensic Pathology. 1998;98-10 (FP-241): 129-150.
  8. Caplan MJ, and FP Koontz. 2001. Cumitech 35, Postmortem microbiology. Coordinating ed., B.W. McCurdy. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.


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