Gary B. Kaplan, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

MD, Hahnemann University

Dr. Kaplan serves as the Director of the Mental Health Service and Chief of Psychiatry at VA Boston Healthcare System. His clinical and pre-clinical and research focus is within the neurobiology and neuropharmacology of addiction, schizophrenia, and conditioned fear. His research specifically examines conditioned drug reward and its extinction and is published in journals of neuroscience and pharmacology.

Dr. Kaplan currently serves on the editorial board the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. His national role in psychiatry has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association where he was conferred as a Distinguished Fellow. He is the lead author of a text for the American Psychiatric Press Inc. for psychiatric clinicians and residents entitled Brain Circuitry and Signaling in Psychiatry which examines the functional circuitry and neurochemical pathways in psychiatric illnesses.

Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine (Hahnemann). His residency training in Psychiatry and post-doctoral research training in Pharmacology were at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Boston University School of Medicine
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

VA Boston Healthcare System

2016 VA Boston Healthcare System: Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Appreciation Award
2013 VA Boston Healthcare System: Special Contribution Award
2008-2013 Marquis: Who’s Who in America
2008-2009 VA Boston Healthcare System: Special Contribution Award
2007-2017 American Psychiatric Association : Distinguished Fellow
2007-2016 Best Doctors in America
2005 Veterans Affairs Medical Center- Providence: Director’s Commendation
2003 Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown Medical School: Mentorship Award
2001 Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown Medical School: Medical Student Teaching Award
2001 Brown University: Masters of Arts (Ad Eundem)
2000 Rhode Island Disabled American Veterans : Physician of the Year Award
1998 Veterans Affairs Medical Center- Providence: Special Contribution Award
1998-1999 Society for Royce Fellows, Brown University: Mentor
1996 Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown Medical School: Research Award
1993 Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown Medical School: Research Award

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  1. Kaplan GB, Leite-Morris KA, Wang L, Rumbika KK, Heinrichs SC, Zeng X, Wu L, Arena DT, Teng YD. Pathophysiological Bases of Comorbidity: Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. J Neurotrauma. 2018 01 15; 35(2):210-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29017388.
  2. Kobrin KL, Arena DT, Heinrichs SC, Nguyen OH, Kaplan GB. Dopamine D1 receptor agonist treatment attenuates extinction of morphine conditioned place preference while increasing dendritic complexity in the nucleus accumbens core. Behav Brain Res. 2017 03 30; 322(Pt A):18-28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28089852; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.01.011;.
  3. Kobrin KL, Moody O, Arena DT, Moore CF, Heinrichs SC, Kaplan GB. Acquisition of morphine conditioned place preference increases the dendritic complexity of nucleus accumbens core neurons. Addict Biol. 2016 Nov; 21(6):1086-1096.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26096355; DOI: 10.1111/adb.12273;.
  4. Liverant GI, Sloan DM, Pizzagalli DA, Harte CB, Kamholz BW, Rosebrock LE, Cohen AL, Fava M, Kaplan GB. Associations among smoking, anhedonia, and reward learning in depression. Behav Ther. 2014 Sep; 45(5):651-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25022776; PMCID: PMC4446716; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.02.004;.
  5. Leite-Morris KA, Kobrin KL, Guy MD, Young AJ, Heinrichs SC, Kaplan GB. Extinction of opiate reward reduces dendritic arborization and c-Fos expression in the nucleus accumbens core. Behav Brain Res. 2014 Apr 15; 263:51-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24406724; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.12.041;.
  6. Harte CB, Liverant GI, Sloan DM, Kamholz BW, Rosebrock LE, Fava M, Kaplan GB. Association between smoking and heart rate variability among individuals with depression. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Aug; 46(1):73-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23436273; DOI: 10.1007/s12160-013-9476-8;.
  7. Heinrichs SC, Leite-Morris KA, Rasmusson AM, Kaplan GB. Repeated valproate treatment facilitates fear extinction under specific stimulus conditions. Neurosci Lett. 2013 Sep 27; 552:108-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23916657; DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.07.035;.
  8. Heinrichs SC, Leite-Morris KA, Guy MD, Goldberg LR, Young AJ, Kaplan GB. Dendritic structural plasticity in the basolateral amygdala after fear conditioning and its extinction in mice. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Jul 1; 248:80-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23570859; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.03.048;.
  9. Nic Dhonnchadha BÁ, Lin A, Leite-Morris KA, Kaplan GB, Man HY, Kantak KM. Alterations in expression and phosphorylation of GluA1 receptors following cocaine-cue extinction learning. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Feb 1; 238:119-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23085477; PMCID: PMC3542979; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.10.012;.
  10. Nic Dhonnchadha BÁ, Lovascio BF, Shrestha N, Lin A, Leite-Morris KA, Man HY, Kaplan GB, Kantak KM. Changes in expression of c-Fos protein following cocaine-cue extinction learning. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Sep 1; 234(1):100-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22721675; PMCID: PMC3412160; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.06.010;.
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