Naomi Kaplan, MBBS

The Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program
“Cancer doesn't define any of us, and being able to support patients along this journey is a privilege.”
Meet Dr. Kaplan


Dr. Kaplan is double board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative medicine. She specializes in rehabilitation for patients with chronic pain and symptoms associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment. She sees patients at Mary Free Bed’s outpatient sites in Grand Rapids.

She earned her medical degree at University College London in England. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Kaplan completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Missouri and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Mercy Health. Dr. Kaplan also is an alumna of the ABC News Medical Unit. She joined Mary Free Bed in 2020.


  • Cancer rehabilitation

  • Cancer and non-cancer related lymphedema management

  • Palliative medicine

  • Non-interventional chronic pain


Cancer Rehabilitation at Every Stage

Mary Free Bed’s evidence-based program combines coordinated efforts across multiple, specialized disciplines to help you better tolerate surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, heal faster and recover sooner.