Jillian Kaplita, MD


Dr. Jillian Kaplita is originally from Connecticut.  She graduated from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, and she also completed a minor in music.  She then attended Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University with a concentration in medical education.  Dr. Kaplita completed ophthalmology residency at Saint Louis University.


On top of her clinical and surgical duties during residency, Dr. Kaplita volunteered as the director of her program’s chapter of ReSpectacle, a non-profit organization that redistributes used eyeglasses to underserved communities.  She was also selected as the wellness champion for her program/department.  Additionally, during residency she volunteered as her program’s medical student education liaison. 

In her free time, Dr. Kaplita enjoys figure skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, baking, DIY/craft projects, hiking, camping, singing, playing guitar, going to the beach, traveling, trying new ice cream shops, and collecting playing cards.  She is so happy to be back in New England and is excited for everything that Vermont’s four seasons have to offer!

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