Kaplan Aaron V.

Kaplan Aaron V.


Aaron V. Kaplan, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., F.N.A.I.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Professor of Community & Family Medicine

Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposium

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Director of Clinical Research

Heart & Vascular Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, New Hampshire


Dr. Kaplan is a practicing interventional cardiologist and a medical device entrepreneur.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Aaron supervises cardiology fellows and lectures regularly at the Tuck School.  In addition, he directs the Synergy Clinician-Entrepreneur Fellowship and Clinician-MBA Scholars Program at Dartmouth.  Prior to Dartmouth, Dr. Kaplan was Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Palo Alto VA/Stanford University.  Dr. Kaplan has authored >70 peer-reviewed papers and serves on the Editorial Board of Cardiac Catheterization & Intervention.

Aaron founded The Dartmouth Device Symposia (3D) in 2003 to provide a forum to examine issues central to the clinical development and commercialization of medical devices.  Held each fall, the Symposium brings together a small group of thought leaders from the clinical, business, governmental/regulatory, financial and legal communities.  Papers emanating from the 3D Symposia have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Health Affairs, and Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention, JAMA-Cardiology.

Aaron is an active entrepreneur who has been on the founding team of a number of medical device companies including Conformal Medical, Tryton Medical, LocalMed and Perclose (acquired by Abbott).  Dr. Kaplan has consulted to many medical device companies and was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Three Arch Partners.  Aaron has authored >50 U.S. Patents and was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (Class of 2015).

Dr. Kaplan received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Cum Laude) from Tufts University, M.D. from Wake Forest University, medical training at Northwestern University and cardiology training at Stanford University.