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About James R. Templeman, MD, MPH
James Templeman, MD, MPH, is a board-certified geriatrician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. Dr. Templeman has experience caring for older adults across many health settings, including clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and home health. He has expertise in end-of-life care and advance care planning. He is passionate about elder rights and autonomy for medical decision-making. He is also interested in geriatrics across minority cultures and in the LGBTQ communities.
Dr. Templeman completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawai'i at Manao, and a fellowship in HIV medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He did a residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Templeman earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed a master's degree in public health from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
He is board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine. He is credentialed through the American Academy of HIV Medicine as physician specialist (AAHIVS) and also holds a hospice medical director certification.
Dr. Templeman is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, and the American Academy of Home Health Medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Templeman's hobbies and interests include music, cooking, reading, social justice and politics. He also stays active through running, hiking and dancing. Dr. Templeman speaks Spanish fluently.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on primary care for seniors, see Senior Medicine / Geriatrics.
- University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
- UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
- University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- UC Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Family Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Hospital Medicine