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Aviva W.
Kaplin, DO

skin surgery and medical aesthetics

Dr. Aviva Kaplin is a board-certified general surgeon in Wyndmoor, PA, and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013.

With a commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care, She specializes in a broad range of procedures, focussed on skin surgery and medical aesthetics. Dr. Kaplin's approach to patient care is holistic and patient-centered, ensuring that each individual receives personalized treatment tailored to their unique needs. Her dedication to her field is evident in her continuous pursuit of advanced surgical techniques and her involvement in professional medical communities.

As a respected member of the healthcare community, Dr. Kaplin's contributions to general surgery have been recognized by her peers and patients alike, solidifying her reputation as a skilled and compassionate surgeon. Her practice is a testament to her extensive training, experience, and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of her patients through surgical excellence.


Board certified in General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Certificate #3483


Physician License, Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine 12/2018 – 10/2022

Physician License, North Carolina Medical Board3/2018 – 4/2020

Physician License, State of Vermont Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons6/2018 – 9/2020


Skin Smart Dermatology, Dermatologic surgeryWyndmoor, PA04/2021 - present

Afra Wound Care Associates, Wound carePhiladelphia, PA 11/2019 – 8/2021

CompHealth, Locum tenens general surgery
Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical CenterBurlington, NC
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, IHSChinle, AZ
Northeastern Vermont Regional HospitalSt. Johnsbury, VT7/2018 – 7/2019


Inspira Health Network/Rowan SOM, Vineland, NJ
General Surgery
6/2013 – 6/2018


University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
8/2009 – 5/2013


Excelsior College, Albany, NY
BS in Liberal Studies, 2009
9/2007 – 7/2009

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Major in Theatre and Liberal Arts
9/1994 – 6/1999


Birthwise Midwifery School, Bridgton, ME
Three-year certificate program in Certified Professional Midwifery
8/2003 – 6/2006


General Surgery Mock Oral Course, The Osler Institute9/2019

General Surgery Online Review Course, The Osler Institute9/2018

Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), American College of Surgeons5/2016

da Vinci Robotic Surgery Porcine Lab, Intuitive Surgical2/2016

Residents as Teachers and Leaders (RATL), American College of Surgeons3/2015


Kaplin AW, Antinori CH, Slotman GJ. Cardiac Metastases from Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Base of Tongue in a 70-Year-Old Female Six Years Disease-Free from the Primary Tumor. American Surgeon 2018 August 1, 84 (8): e290-e291.

Boyle MA, Kaplin AW, Kushnir L, Montero-Pearson P. Management of gallbladder duplication using a single-site robotic-assisted approach: a case study. J Robot Surg. 2016 Jun;10(2):161-3.

Kaplin AW. Improving Access and Quality in LGBT Healthcare. The Lighthouse, a publication of the UNECOM Student Osteopathic Medical Association. 2009 Nov;3(2).


Kaplin AW, Antinori CH, Slotman GJ. Cardiac metastases from squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue in a seventy-year-old female. Accepted for poster presentation at Southeastern Surgical Congress 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Tampa, FL. February 13, 2018.

Kaplin AW, Walker E, Slotman GJ. Clinical outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) vary according to health insurance carrier: self-pay vs private insurance vs Medicaid vs Medicare in 58,317 BOLD database patients. Podium and poster presentation. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Nashville, TN. April 18, 2015.

Kaplin AW. Midwifery and Obstetrics, A Collaborative Vision for the Future. Women’s Health Week Lecture Series, University of New England, Biddeford, ME. March 2010 & February 2011.


Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine2017 - present

Facilitator, Safe Space Training, NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)2012

Teaching Assistant, OB/GYN skills lab, UNECOM 2011

Teaching Assistant, Pathology, UNECOM2011

Teaching Assistant, Osteopathic Principles and Practices, UNECOM 2010/2011

Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy, UNECOM 2010/2011


Student Doctor, MEDLIFE, Cusco, Peru
2-week program assisting local public health doctors and dentists operate rural mobile clinics
June 2010

Prenatal Educator, Saban Free Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Provided prenatal health education to low-income and underserved women in Los Angeles
2007 – 2009

Student Midwife, The African Birth Collective, Mboro, Senegal
4-week program providing prenatal, labor/delivery, postpartum, and infant care in rural clinics
May 2006


Developed curriculum for 4 mandatory hours of LGBT healthcare education, UNECOM 2011

Authored policy approved by the AOA to revise the AOA’s patient nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity2010


Chief Resident, General Surgery, Inspira Health Network2018

Surgical Resident of the Year, Inspira Health Network2016

Outstanding Leadership and Service Award, University of New England COM2013

Silver TOUCH Award, University of New England COM2011


Graduate Medical Education Committee, Inspira Health Network2015 – 2018

Board of Trustees, Upper Delaware GLBT Center2012 – 2013

Regional Coordinator, Medical Students for Choice, region 72011 – 2012

Founder & President, Q-Med, UNECOM’s Queer-Straight Alliance2010 – 2011

President, Medical Students for Choice, UNECOM chapter2010 – 2011

President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, UNECOM chapter 2010 – 2011


American College of SurgeonsMember since 2013

American College of Osteopathic SurgeonsMember since 2013

American Osteopathic AssociationMember since 2009


The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Skin Smart Dermatology

8200 Flourtown Ave,
Suite 7,
Wyndmoor, PA 19038


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Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: No Saturday hours at this time

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    Skin Smart Dermatology

    8200 Flourtown Ave,
    Suite 7, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

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