Samantha E. Kaplan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Samantha Kaplan
85 E. Concord St


I am a generalist in the field of OB/Gyn with skill in clinical teaching, mentoring of residents and students and experience in medical education.
My clinical responsibilities are on Labor and Delivery, in Family Planning and Inpatient Gynecology.
My public health interests include disparities and minority health policy and the development of minority medical students, residents and faculty with a focus on recruitment adn retention.
I serve as an Assistant Dean in the Diversity and Inclusion Office at BUSM, where I support and oversee the Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. In addition, I collaborate with the Director of the Early Medical School Selection program to provide a curriculum that supports the social, emotional and professional development of the program participants while building a strong sense of cohort and community. I value adn enjoy mentoring students, residents and faculty, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in medicine.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Yale University, BA


  • Published on 11/23/2021

    Green KA, Wolinsky R, Parnell SJ, Del Campo D, Nathan AS, Garg PS, Kaplan SE, Dasgupta S. Deconstructing Racism, Hierarchy, and Power in Medical Education: Guiding Principles on Inclusive Curriculum Design. Acad Med. 2022 Jun 01; 97(6):804-811. PMID: 34817407.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Manne-Goehler J, Freund KM, Raj A, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Carr PL. Evaluating the Role of Self-Esteem on Differential Career Outcomes by Gender in Academic Medicine. Acad Med. 2020 10; 95(10):1558-1562. PMID: 31876564.

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  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Carr PL, Raj A, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Freund KM. Gender Differences in Academic Medicine: Retention, Rank, and Leadership Comparisons From the National Faculty Survey. Acad Med. 2018 11; 93(11):1694-1699. PMID: 29384751.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Kaplan SE, Raj A, Carr PL, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Freund KM. Race/Ethnicity and Success in Academic Medicine: Findings From a Longitudinal Multi-Institutional Study. Acad Med. 2018 04; 93(4):616-622. PMID: 29068820.

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  • Published on 4/21/2017

    Kaplan SE, Gunn CM, Kulukulualani AK, Raj A, Freund KM, Carr PL. Challenges in Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Racially and Ethnically Diverse Faculty. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018 Feb; 110(1):58-64. PMID: 29510845.

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  • Published on 1/4/2017

    Carr PL, Gunn C, Raj A, Kaplan S, Freund KM. Recruitment, Promotion, and Retention of Women in Academic Medicine: How Institutions Are Addressing Gender Disparities. Womens Health Issues. 2017 May - Jun; 27(3):374-381. PMID: 28063849.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Freund KM, Raj A, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Urech TH, Carr PL. Inequities in Academic Compensation by Gender: A Follow-up to the National Faculty Survey Cohort Study. Acad Med. 2016 Aug; 91(8):1068-73. PMID: 27276007.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Raj A, Carr PL, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Freund KM. Longitudinal Analysis of Gender Differences in Academic Productivity Among Medical Faculty Across 24 Medical Schools in the United States. Acad Med. 2016 Aug; 91(8):1074-9. PMID: 27276002.

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  • Published on 2/6/2015

    Carr PL, Gunn CM, Kaplan SA, Raj A, Freund KM. Inadequate progress for women in academic medicine: findings from the National Faculty Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Mar; 24(3):190-9. PMID: 25658907.

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  • Published on 2/16/2014

    Gunn CM, Freund KM, Kaplan SA, Raj A, Carr PL. Knowledge and perceptions of family leave policies among female faculty in academic medicine. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Mar-Apr; 24(2):e205-10. PMID: 24533979.

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