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Biographical entry Templeton, Peter Alexander (1963 - 2011)

MB BCh BAO Belfast 1987; FRCS 1991; FRCS Orth 1996.

17 September 1963
21 May 2011
Orthopaedic surgeon and Trauma surgeon


Peter Alexander Templeton was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary. He was born and grew up in Canada, where his father, an orthopaedic surgeon, was working. The family eventually returned to Belfast, where Templeton studied medicine, qualifying in 1987.

He went on to train in orthopaedics in Leeds, and developed an interest in children's orthopaedics. He held a year-long fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

In 1999 he was appointed to his post at Leeds General Infirmary, where he became unit clinical director and regional training programme director. In addition, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army and served as a trauma surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peter Alexander Templeton died on 21 May 2011 from coronary artery disease. He was 47. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2012 344 2323].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England