Jonathan Kaplan, M.D.
Foot and Ankle
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is an Orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on foot and ankle surgery as well as sports injuries. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Kaplan attended college at Illinois Wesleyan University where he graduated Cum Laude majoring in Chemistry and Spanish. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with honors as well as being selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, The Chancellor’s Student Service Leadership Award, and the Alumni Student Service Award.
He then went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center. During this time, he was selected as an American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Scholar, an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader Program Scholar, and earned the USC Senior Outstanding Research Award for his research on Achilles tendon ruptures. After residency, Dr. Kaplan completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Mercy Medical Center Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction with world renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Myerson as well as Dr. Clifford Jeng, Dr. John Campbell, and Dr. Rebecca Cerrato. He is currently an associate of the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange, as well as an attending surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange and at Hoag Orthopaedic Institute in Irvine. His research interests include foot and ankle injuries in the athlete, ankle arthritis, great toe arthritis, and malalignment / deformities in the foot and ankle. Hobbies include hiking, golf, weight lifting, and cooking. He especially loves animals, most notably his English Bulldog Carl.