Patrick Kaplan was a genetically-engineered Human. Patrick's parents took him as a child to undergo an illegal procedure called accelerated critical neural pathway formation which dramatically increased his intelligence beyond what Humans would call genius level. However, the procedure also left him with a child-like personality. In 2374, when news of Julian Bashir's genetic enhancements became public, his primary care physician, Dr. Karen Loews took him, along with Jack Bennett, Lauren Tyler, and Sarina Douglas to Deep Space 9.

Patrick's surname was never revealed on screen. Kaplan comes from Tales of the Jack Pack.

Along with the others, Patrick studied Gul Damar's speech calling for peace talks between the Dominion and the Federation. Together, just by watching the speech, they were able to determine the entire story of Damar's rise to power without ever having heard any of it before. Bashir was very impressed, and encouraged their thirst for knowledge about the Dominion. They asked to watch the holographic recordings of the peace talks, and determined that the Dominion was stalling for time to solve their shortages of ketracel-white. Had the Federation signed the peace treaty, they would have almost certainly lost the war. (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities")

One year later, the group learned Bashir had developed a means that cure Sarina of her inability to properly communicate with others. With Patrick posing as Starfleet admiral, the group brought Sarina to DS9. Patrick's response to any questioning from genuine officers on the trip over was, "That's a stupid question." (DS9: "Chrysalis")

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