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Dr. Daniel Rupley Honored for Compassionate Care

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Touro Infirmary physician Dr. Daniel Rupley will receive the Dr. Murrel H. Kaplan Compassionate Physician Award on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Kaplan Award is an annual honor recognizing a Touro Infirmary medical staff member for values important to Dr. Kaplan during his 50-year practice: compassion, empathy, respect for the patient as a whole person, and genuine care for the patient’s welfare.

Dr. Rupley has been a member of the Touro medical staff for over 10 years. Dr. Kaplan’s son, Dr. Jay Kaplan will present the award in his father’s memory before a crowd of Touro medical staff, leadership, family and friends.

Touro Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeffrey Coco noted, “Touro Infirmary’s mission is dedicated to providing compassionate healthcare of the highest quality to the people it serves.” Dr. Rupley continues this mission as a physician and serves as a wonderful model of kindness and compassion for the entire Touro community. Dr. Rupley has provided compassionate care and diagnosed thousands of breast cancers. In his spare time, Dr. Rupley enjoys collecting vintage New Orleans postcards and fine antique prints of New Orleans.

Dr. Daniel Rupley is Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Diagnostic Radiology. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1976 and his M.D. from Louisiana State University Medical School in 1980. Dr. Rupley completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California Irvine College of Medicine and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California College of Medicine.

Dr. Daniel Rupley will receive the Kaplan Compassionate Physician Award on Friday, May 18 at The Touro Infirmary Foundation’s Silver Scope Soiree to be held at Eiffel Society from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the award presentation taking place at 7:30 p.m. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit Current and former patients are encouraged to send notes of gratitude to be shared with Dr. Rupley. Notes can be emailed to