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Thomas Wesley Templeton, MD

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Thomas Wesley Templeton, MD

Thomas Wesley Templeton, MD

Associate Professor


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Contact Information


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

  • NC Society of Anesthesiologists

  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

  • NPI: 1770568651

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

Education & Training

  • BA

    1995 - Princeton University

  • MD

    1999 - Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • Residency

    2003 - Anesthesiology: University of Chicago

  • Fellowship

    2004 - Pediatric Anesthesia: Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology


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Research Interests

  • Body Temperature, Conscious Sedation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Brain, Chloral Hydrate

Recent Publications

  • Button Battery Ingestion: A True Surgical and Anesthetic Emergency.
    Templeton TW, Terry BJ, Pecorella SH, Downard MG. Anesthesiology. 2020 Mar; 132(3):581.
  • Glottic Web: An Abnormal Cry for Help.
    Templeton TW, Kiell EP, Hodges AS, Fourrier TL. Anesthesiology. 2020 May; 132(5):1237.
  • Anesthesia for Percutaneous Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation (PRFA): A Review of Current Practice and Techniques.
    Piccioni F, Poli A, Templeton LC, Templeton TW, Rispoli M, Vetrugno L, Santonastaso D, Valenza F. Local Reg Anesth. 2019; 12:127-137.
  • Experience with a "Feed and Swaddle" program in infants up to six months of age.
    Templeton LB, Norton MJ, Goenaga-Díaz EJ, McLaughlin DH, Zapadka ME, Templeton TW. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2020 01; 64(1):63-68.
  • Assessment of Common Criteria for Awake Extubation in Infants and Young Children.
    Templeton TW, Goenaga-Díaz EJ, Downard MG, McLouth CJ, Smith TE, Templeton LB, Pecorella SH, Hammon DE, O'Brien JJ, McLaughlin DH, Lawrence AE, Tennant PR, Ririe DG. Anesthesiology. 2019 10; 131(4):801-808.
  • Inside out: Repurposing endobronchial intubation to facilitate extraluminal placement of a 5 Fr Arndt bronchial blocker in young infants.
    Templeton TW, Lawrence AE, Lee AJ, Templeton LB. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 07; 28(7):668-669.
  • An in vitro analysis of the dead space in 5 supraglottic airway devices intended for use in small children and infants.
    Templeton TW, Goenaga-Díaz EJ, Templeton LB, Ririe DG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 06; 28(6):570-572.
  • An initial experience with an Extraluminal EZ-Blocker® : A new alternative for 1-lung ventilation in pediatric patients.
    Templeton TW, Templeton LB, Lawrence AE, Sieren LM, Downard MG, Ririe DG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 04; 28(4):347-351.
  • Brain magnetic resonance imaging increases core body temperature in sedated children.
    Bryan YF, Templeton TW, Nick TG, Szafran M, Tung A. Anesth. Analg. 2006 Jun; 102(6):1674-9.

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