Medal Monday: Isador Kaplan, MD
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Medal Monday: Isador Kaplan, MD

President’s Medal Recipients

Many people have been part of the proud history of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus University.  Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College helped establish PCO as a pioneer and leader in the field of optometric education and the profession of optometry. The following people - highlighted on Medal Mondays - were honored on May 20, 1995 at the 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration for their outstanding contributions to the College and the field of optometry and vision care.

At the Centennial Gala Celebration on April 27, 2019, additional alumni, faculty, and friends will be honored.       

Isador Kaplan, MD (University of Pennsylvania, ’22)

Isador KaplanDr. Isador Kaplan joined the faculty in 1927 and served as Professor of Pathology and Director of the Pathology Department of College Clinics until his death in 1958. Dr. Kaplan was one of the early and few physicians who actively associated with and recognized the worth of optometry. As a physician and ophthalmologist, he played an important role in helping promote optometry as a viable and valid coordinate health profession. Throughout his years on the college faculty, he maintained an extensive private ophthalmology practice.