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Debra J. Templeton, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Debra Templeton, M.D., focuses exclusively on pediatric orthopedics, which includes reconstruction, scoliosis, sports and trauma. She has served as a consultant editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. As a fellow, she received the Boone Pickens Outstanding Fellow Research award. She was also honored with the Wyeth Resident Research award.

While in medical school, Dr. Templeton was a member of the United States Olympic Development Track and Field Team and received the United States Olympic Committee Scholar Athlete award. Dr. Templeton is actively involved in pediatric trauma care at UC Davis. She serves as a member of the pediatric multidisciplinary trauma committee and the pediatric trauma quality control committee. Dr. Templeton is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, for which she has served on several national committees.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, TX

John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Dallas, TX

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


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