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Born in Ecuador, and trained in medicine at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara,in Mexico, radiologist Gabriela Kaplan, MD, performed her post-doctoral training in the United States. She interned at the New Jersey School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan worked as a surgery resident at Lennox Hill Hospital, in New York City .She completed residency training in diagnostic radiology at Columbia University in New York City. After her residency, she was appointed assistant professor in radiology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She followed her radiology training with two radiology fellowships at Baltimore’s renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, the first in Computer Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning, the second in Neuroradiology. Years later, after years of private practice, she further trained in Magnetic resonance during a fellowship in Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now living in Cleveland where she is on staff at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr Kaplan is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist. Dr. Gabriela Kaplan remains deeply involved in the environmental movement; she has lectured on population and human sustainability at the UNESCO in Paris, as well as in academic, and other audiences, in the United States and Europe. Dr. Kaplan serves as President of Lifewatch Group, Ltd., an international association of professionals from all walks of life dedicated to finding and sharing peaceful solutions to achieve world sustainability. Her efforts have been recognized by such distinguished world citizens as Dr. Linus Pauling, Norman Borlaug Mother Theresa, and former President Bill Clinton among many others. In addition to her work as a radiologist, Dr. Gabriela Kaplan writes poetry, and she enjoys spending time at the PIB Yacht Club, located on an island in Lake Erie, West of Cleveland where Dr. Kaplan served for ten years as the club’s Fleet Surgeon. She contributed with presentations and articles for the club’s newsletter. Some of the topics included cardiopulmonary resuscitation and heat stroke.