Gerald E. Caplan, M.D., is a retired radiologist and a diplomat of both the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He attended Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia then completed an internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. He did his residency training at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital (Staten Island, N.Y.), in affiliation with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and completed a fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Radiology and as a fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine.
Caplan was the senior diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Medical Center from 1961 to 1997. Throughout his tenure, Caplan served as president of the medical staff and president and chairman of Radiology Associates of Savannah. He also held offices in the American College of Radiology, including the presidency of the Georgia chapter. He was an associate clinical professor of radiology at the Medical College of Georgia for approximately 20 years.
Caplan has served as the president of congregation Agudath Achim, and on the boards of the Savannah Music Festival and the City of Savannah Historic Review Board (chairman). He is currently the chair of the Chatham County Hospital Authority. Caplan joined the Memorial Health Board of Directors as an ex officio member in 2011.
Caplan has lived in Savannah since 1961 with his wife Ginger. He has two adult children, Joel and Leslie, who also reside in Savannah.