Erika L. Templeton, M.D.

Erika L. Templeton, M.D.

  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Fractures & Trauma
  • Tumors & Masses
  • Tendon
  • Pediatric & Congenital
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction for Brain Injury/Stroke/Cerebral Palsy
  • Xiaflex® Injections for Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Worker’s Compensation

Fellowship:

Hand Surgery: Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Hand Surgery: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Patient Reviews

5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (10 patient reviews and ratings)
“Dr. Templeton was great with our little one. The staff was friendly, and Abby was back to 100% in three weeks!”
– Abigail R.
5

Dr. Erika Templeton specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical care of hand, wrist, elbow, and nerve conditions in all ages. She is fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity surgery in both adults and children. Dr. Templeton enjoys guiding treatment for patients with all types of upper extremity concerns, including trauma, arthritis, congenital, sports-related injuries, and more.  

Dr. Templeton earned both her bachelor of science degree and her master's degree in physiology at Michigan State University before she attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. After medical school, she completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University School of Medicine before she elected to receive additional training through a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University and Shriners Hospital for Children – Philadelphia. Following her hand and upper extremity fellowship, Dr. Templeton chose to undergo further training with another fellowship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, where she specialized in treating pediatric hand trauma, congenital differences, cerebral palsy, and brachial plexus birth injuries.  

She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Pediatric Hand Study Group, and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Templeton is originally from Canton, Ohio, and feels very lucky to call Atlanta home.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Master of Science in Physiology: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Doctor of Medicine: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship: Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery Fellowship: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Pediatric Hand Study Group

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Meridian Mark Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Northside Hospital – Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital Meridian Mark Outpatient Surgery Center
  • The Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Center of Georgia
“She was very attentive to my son's needs.”
– Margaret D.
Patient Rating:
5