Author: Jonathan Kaplan, MD

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is an orthopaedic surgeon in Orange County, California. His practice is mainly foot and ankle surgery, ranging from trauma, athletic injuries, arthritis, and deformities. Despite being in private practice, he is still actively involved in professional societies, research, and mentorship. Along with two colleagues, this passion for mentoring has led to the development of Orthomentor, an online platform to help guide students through the residency application process. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife Liz.

Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

Part II: Private Practice or Academics or Both?

We’ve already discussed the differences regarding private practice and academics, but the ultimate question any medical student and resident asks [...]
Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

Part I: Private Practice Versus Academic Medicine

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” While potentially cliché, I've seen this statement holds true in medicine. Thro [...]
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