University of Kansas Medical Center
Kim Templeton, MD is Professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She was the first McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science in the United States. In 2017, Dr. Templeton was elected to a second term on the National Board of Medical Examiners, after spending several years on various committees and task forces. She was named "Top Doc" by Ingram's magazine and received the Marjorie J. Siddridge leadership award for women in medicine from the University of Kansas in 2012. She received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine by the American Medical Women's Association in 2013 and the inaugural Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association in 2008. She was named to the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame and an honorary alumnus of the University of Kansas in 2014. She will receive the Bertha Van Hoosen Award that honors women physicians who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to women physicians and students from AMWA in 2019.
Dr. Templeton is a past-president of the American Medical Women's Association. She has also served on the executive committee and chaired the Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative, whose mission is to improve the translation of research into sex- and gender-based differences into clinical practice through education and evaluation. Dr. Templeton is an invited founding board member of the Academy of Women's Health and past vice-chair of the AMA Women Physician Section. In 2013, Dr. Templeton was named by the National Academy of Sciences to the musculoskeletal work group, reviewing and recommending new venues for sex and gender research for the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Templeton has worked on committees of the National Quality Forum and NCQA, primarily focusing on osteoporosis and bone health. She is past-president of the US Bone and Joint Initiative. During her work with the USBJI, she spearheaded the development of "Fit to a T", a national bone health and osteoporosis program, as well as the World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day. She initiated and worked with the AMA in developing their new policy that recognizes an "expanded definition of 'women's health'".