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Kim Templeton, MD

March 12, 2016 – Installed as AMWA President

CaptureKim Templeton, MD was installed as President of the American Medical Women’s Association on March 12, 2016. Dr. Templeton is a tenured professor of orthopaedic surgery and residency program director at the University of Kansas in Kansas City.  Dr. Templeton is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, previously served on both the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board and the Council on Research, and developed and led the AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship.  She is the incoming chair of the orthopaedic section of the AMA.  She is past president of the Kansas Orthopaedic Society, the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the US Bone and Joint Initiative.

Dr. Templeton is the inaugural chair of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative, a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Women’s Health, and past vice-chair of the AMA Women Physician Section.  She is co-chair of the National Quality Forum musculoskeletal standing committee and a member of the NBME.  She is a past president and current member of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Medical Society. Dr. Templeton serves on several editorial boards and was the editor for Women’s Sports Injuries.

Dr. Templeton has received the Blackwell Award from AMWA, the Sirridge Award for Leadership in Medicine from the University of Kansas, the Raising Our Voices Award from AMSA, and has been inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame.  Dr. Templeton’s research interests include the impact of sarcomas and their treatment on bone health, sex and gender medicine, and the development of patient-reported outcome measures for osteoarthritis.