Kim Templeton, MD

K Templton picDr. Kim Templeton is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.  She has been the orthopaedic residency program director since 2008.  She is past chair of the faculty council at the University of Kansas Medical Center and currently serves as the chair of the education council and is a member of the graduate medical education executive committee.  Dr. Templeton was the first McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science and a past-president of the Kansas Orthopaedic Society, Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.  Dr. Templeton has served on the Diversity Advisory Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for the past several years, working on projects such as the culturally competent care educational DVD and accompanying book.  She has recently completed a term on the AAOS Council for Research, Quality Assessment, and Technology. In 2008, Dr. Templeton was an invited participant in the Summit for a National Action Plan for Bone Health and has recently been appointed to the governance committee of the National Alliance for Bone Health. She previously served as treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the United States Bone and Joint Decade and is now president of the organization.  She has chaired the public education committee for that group, developing national and international programs on bone health and osteoporosis, injury prevention, and spine health. Dr. Templeton currently works with the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations,  is a member of the steering committee for the 2010-2012 National Summits on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Disparities, serves on the boards of directors of the American Medical Women’s Association and the American College of Women’s Health Physicians, is a committee member for the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Program Directors, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, is Vice-President of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, and is immediate past-President of the Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties.  In 2004, she was featured in the National Library of Medicine exhibition, Local Legends: Celebrating America’s Local Women Physicians. Her research interests include women’s health, medical education, and treatment of osteosarcoma.

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