President, John Templeton Foundation
John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D. is President of the John Templeton Foundation, and directs all Foundation activities in pursuit of its core mission to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discovery in areas engaging lifes biggest questions in science and philosophy.
After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Templeton earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed his intern ship and residency in surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and subsequently trained in pediatric surgery under Dr. C.Everett Koop at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy, he returned to The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia in 1977, where he served on the staff as pediatric surgeon and trauma program director. He also served as professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Templeton was board certified in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He serves as a board member of the American Trauma Society and as a president of its Pennsylvania division. He is a member of the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Board of Trustees of Eastern University, the Session for Proclamation Presbyterian Church, the American Medical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Gallup Institute. He has published numerous papers in medical and professional journals, in addition to two books, A Searchers Life and Thrift and Generosity: The Joy of Giving.