Frederick V. Plapp MD PhD
Frederick V. Plapp MD PhD received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and his MD and PhD degrees in a combined medical scientist program from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. He completed an internship at the University of Chicago and Pathology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology.
Following completion of his residency, Dr. Plapp joined the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practiced Pathology at the University for five years and then became Assistant Medical Director of the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. During the next five years, he and his colleagues developed the solid phase red cell adherence method for pre-transfusion serologic testing that is now marketed as Capture P and Capture R by Immucor Inc.
In 1987, Dr. Plapp became a Clinical Pathologist at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He has served as Medical Director of Saint Luke's Regional Laboratories since 1991.
His areas of special interest include clinical chemistry, immunoassays, transfusion medicine and molecular diagnostics. During the past few years, he has been primarily interested in the role of the pathologist in influencing laboratory test utilization.