John L.Caplan


Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology

John L. Caplan, MD

Former Medical Director, St. Francis Electrophysiology Laboratory
Chairman, St. Francis Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Diseases


Educational Background:
Undergrad: LaSalle College
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: Episcopal Hospital
Fellowships: Episcopal Hospital

American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Heart Rhythm Society

Hospital Affiliations:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
St. Francis Medical Center
Capital Health Medical Center at Hopewell



Dr. Caplan has been in the Trenton area for over 20 years and was the first Cardiac Electro physiologist to the area. Dr. Caplan has extensive experience and expertise in cardiac device management; the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular devices for resynchronization therapy; comprehensive electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency catheter ablative procedures as well as laser extraction procedures.  Dr. John L. Caplan was the Medical Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ for approximately 15 years.   In addition he is the former Director, Department of Cardiology at St. Francis Medical Center.  He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases.

After completing an Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Caplan completed a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  It was during this time that Dr. Caplan was a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served as a Flight Surgeon and spent six months active duty during Desert Storm.   Dr. Caplan is on staff at St. Francis Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson at Hamilton, Capital Health System Regional/Hopewell and the Medical Center at Princeton.  Dr. Caplan currently serves as Chairman, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and has serves on the Credentials Committee at St. Francis Medical Center. He has been with Hamilton Cardiology Associates for over fifteen years.

Click below to visit Dr. Caplan’s recommended patient education websites:

Heart Rhythm Society

Heartistry – the art of caring for your heart