Kim Templeton, M.D., received her degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine with a specialty in orthopedics and musculoskeletal oncology and began her career with an orthopedic residency at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
She then accepted a Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1995, she came to the KU School of Medicine, where her commitment to excellence and orthopedic education has opened the way to positions of leadership. She is now the Director of the Orthopedic Residency Education Program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, holds the first Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine and Science, and currently serves as president of the KU Medical Center's Women in Medicine and Science program.
Active in the American Orthopedic Association, she is only the second female orthopedic surgeon to be accepted into the AOA in its 116-year history. Also, she is president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society (RJOS), a support and networking group for women orthopedic surgeons, serving as the group's national spokesperson and advocate for women's musculoskeletal health.
She has served on the National Board of Medical Examiners Step 2 committee and its musculoskeletal task force, and now is national chair of the public education committee for the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade, a global, multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with bone and joint disorders.
Widely published and the recipient of numerous honors, most recently she was selected as one of America's Top Physicians (2005), and tapped as a Fellow by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Leadership Program (2005) and the Harvard-Macy Program for Leaders in Medical Education (2004).
Dr. Templeton describes Hodgkin's lymphoma.
January 15, 2010 - 1:43pm
Dr. Templeton explains secondary bone cancer.
May 15, 2009 - 3:57pm
Dr. Templeton explains primary bone cancer.
May 15, 2009 - 3:51pm
Dr. Templeton describes multiple myeloma.
May 15, 2009 - 3:45pm
Dr. Templeton introduces herself and describes the responsibilities of an orthopedic oncologist.
May 15, 2009 - 3:38pm
Dr. Templeton describes a malignant fibrous histiocytoma and announces its new name.
May 15, 2009 - 3:28pm
Listen, as Dr. Templeton describes chodrosarcoma.
May 15, 2009 - 3:22pm
Dr. Templeton shares if secondary bone cancer is a fatal diagnosis.
May 15, 2009 - 3:12pm
Dr. Templeton explains if a patient can remain working while undergoing treatment for bone cancer.
May 7, 2009 - 5:18pm
Dr. Templeton explains if all bones are capable of acquiring bone cancer.
May 7, 2009 - 5:13pm
Dr. Templeton recalls if biopsies of bone tumors are painful.
May 7, 2009 - 5:09pm
Dr. Templeton describes how bone tumors are diagnosed.
May 7, 2009 - 5:04pm
Listen, as Dr. Templeton explains if bone cancer is contagious.
May 7, 2009 - 4:59pm
Dr. Templeton explains if bone cancer is a fatal disease.
May 7, 2009 - 4:54pm
Dr. Templeton recalls the risk factors associated with bone cancer.
May 7, 2009 - 4:46pm
Dr. Templeton describes limb salvage surgery for bone cancer patients.
May 7, 2009 - 4:39pm
Dr. Templeton explains how bone cancer is treated.
May 7, 2009 - 4:31pm
Dr. Templeton describes how bone cancer is diagnosed.
May 7, 2009 - 4:25pm
Dr. Templeton shares the symptoms associated with bone cancer.
May 7, 2009 - 4:20pm
Listen, as Dr. Templeton describes a benign tumor.
May 7, 2009 - 4:16pm
Dr. Templeton explains if all soft tissue tumors are cancerous.
May 7, 2009 - 4:12pm
Dr. Templeton describes a soft tissue sarcoma.
May 7, 2009 - 4:06pm