Dr. Kim Templeton
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).