Kimberly Templeton, MD

Kim Templeton MD

Kimberly Templeton, MD

Dr. Kim Templeton is Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopedic Surgery and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. She was the orthopaedic residency program director from 2008 to 2023.

Dr. Templeton currently sits on the Rural Health Council for the University of Kansas. Dr. Templeton was the first McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science in the US and is a past-president of the Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, the Kansas Orthopaedic Society, Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, the US Bone and Joint Initiative, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, and AMWA. Dr. Templeton served on the Diversity Advisory Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for several years, working on projects such as the culturally competent care educational DVD and accompanying book, and has served on the AAOS Council on Research and Council on Advocacy. Dr. Templeton was previously a member-at-large of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is currently a member of the ACGME Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee.

She represents AMWA on the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies within the AAMC. She is also involved in the AMA and is a past vice chair of the Women Physician Section, a past chair of the Orthopaedic Section Council, and current chair-elect of the Mobility Caucus. Dr. Templeton is a member of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health. In 2004, she was featured in the National Library of Medicine exhibition, Local Legends: Celebrating America’s Local Women Physicians. Her research interests include sex and gender health, medical education, and issues faced by women physicians.

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