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Dr. Brian R. Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan completed both his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Chicago. He has numerous published articles and has presented topics, nationally and internationally in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). He has been honored every year since 1999 by Castle Connelly on the list of “Best Doctors” in Chicago and America. Dr. Kaplan’s expertise and passion is in IVF, Preimplantation Genetic Screening, Egg Donation, Gestational Surrogacy, and Egg Freezing in the global marketplace.

Dr. Kaplan’s philosophy has emphasized the concept of an individualized approach providing the patients all the options that are available with expertise and experience in absolute state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Kaplan’s passion and personal approach has characterized his reputation for over 20 years.

"Dr. Kaplan was everything we asked for. He was kind, friendly, and laid out our options for us in simple terms that led to a successful IVF after 3 failed IUIs and our little baby girl was born about a year and a half after our first meeting."

- Bridget D.

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine: University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976-1981

Affiliated hospitals of University of Witswatersrand, 1982-1983

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1984-1988

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1988-1990

Hospital Privileges
900 North Michigan Surgery Center
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Ambulatory SurgiCenter Downers Grove
Northshore Evanston Hospital
Northshore Glenbrook Hospital
Northshore Highland Park Hospital
Northshore Skokie Hospital

Special Awards
Top Doctors in America, Castle Connolly — 2000-2012, 2017
Chicago Magazine Top Doctor Reproductive Endocrinology - 2022
Top Doctor- Best Infertility in Chicago, TopTierMD — 2009-present.
Patients’ Choice Award — 2008-2012.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society of U.S.A., University of Chicago — 1987


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Media Appearances & Webinars

Pregnantish Podcast

Episode Description

On this episode of the Pregnantish Podcast, Andrea explores a chapter of her own family building story: gestational surrogacy. 

On "When Your Mother Births Your Baby," Andrea sits down with Julie Loving and Breanna Lockwood, a mother and daughter who are expecting a baby in November. If that sounds unusual...it is! There are few cases where a mother is in the right shape to deliver a baby for her child.