Meet Our Team
DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD
Dr. David L. Kaplan is a regionally and nationally recognized master clinician in dermatology. He lectures locally as well as nationally, publishes regularly in peer-reviewed medical publications, and has appeared numerous times on television and radio. He holds professorships at UMKC School of Medicine and University of Kansas School of Medicine, and has mentored students from numerous physician assistant and nurse practitioner graduate programs. Dr. Kaplan provides care for all ages, from newborn to the elderly. Having been trained and board certified in both dermatology and internal medicine, Dr. Kaplan is able to look beyond the surface of most dermatologic conditions to identify underlying cause. While trained as a general dermatologist, Dr. Kaplan enjoys the challenge of tackling complex medical dermatology, solving difficult to diagnose or difficult to manage skin conditions (see below for examples). Dr. Kaplan is a recognized expert in dermatology; he writes a monthly feature in a national medical publication with 250,000 subscribing primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, provided over 50 radio and television interviews and appearances, including National Public Radio twice and has been quoted in newspapers across the country.
He completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He then obtained a Masters Degree in Microbiology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. From there, Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He went on to complete a full internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He returned to North Carolina upon receiving a Dermatology Foundation research fellowship in dermatopharmacology at Duke University Medical Center Division of Dermatology. Dr. Kaplan then completed his dermatology residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in both dermatology and internal medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. David L. Kaplan is a recognized authority in his field and lectures locally and nationally, writes a monthly feature in a national medical publication with 250,000 subscribing medical professionals. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and appeared on over 50 radio and television interviews and appearances, including National Public Radio. He has also been quoted in newspapers across the country.
Dr. Kaplan speaks on several topics, including but not limited to:
- Medical Dermatology
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Surgical Dermatology
If you are interested in having Dr. Kaplan speak, please email us or call today.
PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
- Presentation at ISPOR, May 18-22, 2019 New Orleans, LA
- Presentation at ISPOR Europe, November 2-6, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society 96th Annual Fall Meeting, October 2019, Overland Park, KS
- 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress, October 2019, Madrid, Spain
- Physician Assistant Program UMKC School of Medicine Dermatology module, April 2019
- Keynote speaker at annual Mississippi Dermatology Society Meeting, April 2019, Jackson, Mississippi
- Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society, February 2019
- Presentation at annual Maui Derm for Dermatologists, January 2019, Maui, Hawaii
- PEARLS Conference, Atlanta GA, September 2018
- Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, Burlington VT, July 2018
- Orear Conference, Kansas City, June 2018
- Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants National Meeting, Seattle, June 2018
REGULAR DERMATOLOGY EVENTS IN KANSAS CITY:
- Presented at the monthly Kansas City Dermatologic Society meetings at the University of Kansas Medical Center since 1990, Kansas City, KS
- Dermatology Residents lecture monthly KU Medical Center
- Dermatology dinner programs for pharmaceutical companies
LINLY STEVENS, PA-C: SKIN CARE SPECIALIST
Linly Stevens has been practicing dermatology since 2002 as a board-certified physician assistant. She attended the University of Nebraska, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and agricultural science. After completing a year in research at the University of California – San Diego, she attended Chicago Medical School to receive a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. As a portion of her training, Linly completed preceptorships specializing in dermatology and plastic surgery.
Linly participates as an investigator in clinical trials, is a national speaker and consults for medical advisory boards. She serves as a dermatology preceptor for students in medical programs throughout the Midwest region and lectures at UMKC. She volunteers regularly within the local community at underserved medical clinics and providing skin cancer screenings.
Linly enjoys practicing both medical and cosmetic dermatology with a special interest in evaluating and treating the whole person. She resides in Overland Park, KS with her husband and four children. Her family enjoys a variety of year-round athletics and can often be found on a court or field in KC.
KATHERINE R. DUKE, NP-C, MS
Katie Duke is a board certified nurse practitioner who began working in dermatology in 2006. She obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Kansas, and is currently licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri.
She practiced early in her career with Dr. Kaplan prior to moving to California and starting a family. While in California, Katie gained additional clinical experience working at a joint dermatology and plastic surgery practice. Upon relocating with her family back to her hometown of Kansas City, she worked for over 5 years at a dermatology practice in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Katie resides in Prairie Village, KS, with her husband and three children. She rejoined Adult & Pediatric Dermatology in 2021 and she is committed to providing the highest level of care for patients.