Suzanne Templer, D.O.

Learning Community Mentor / Associate Professor
(954) 262-0527

Dr. Suzanne Templer joined the faculty of Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine in May 2018 as an Associate Professor of Medical Education. She is currently a Learning Community Mentor for the “Gray Community” as well as Leadership Thread Director and Wellness Curriculum Director.

A Florida native, Dr. Templer graduated medical school from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and her Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She returned to Lehigh Valley in 2008 and joined the infectious disease division. She became increasingly involved in undergraduate medical education, initially facilitating the clinical skills course, and was then asked to take on larger roles. Eventually, Dr. Templer took over as the Leadership Domain lead for the University of South Florida’s USF- SELECT leadership program. In these roles, she was responsible for creating, implementing, and assessing third- and fourth-year physician leadership curriculum using the emotional intelligence model as a backbone.

In 2015, Dr. Templer completed a yearlong professional development coach training program at TELEOS in Elkins Park, PA, an accredited coach training program of the International Coaching Federation. After completing her training, she became the Chief Coach for the USF-SELECT program. In this role, she created a four-year longitudinal professional development program and was also responsible for faculty recruitment, development, and annual assessment. She continues to use her coaching skills in her new role at NSU MD to help medical students realize their full academic potential and assist in their ongoing professional development. 

Dr. Templer was recognized for her hard work when she was awarded the USF- SELECT Outstanding Advisor of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. She has also won numerous infectious disease teaching awards.