Debra Templeton, M.D.

Debra Templeton, M.D., is and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

Debra Templeton, M.D., is and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

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Full Biography

Debra Templeton, M.D., is and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Dr. Templeton focuses exclusively on pediatric orthopaedics, 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 awarded 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 Multidiscipinary Trauma Committee and the Pediatric Trauma Quality Control Committee.

Dr. Templeton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a member the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, for which she has served on several national committees.​

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, California
  • Residency, Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals, Texas, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Pediatric Orthopaedics in Scoliosis

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Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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