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Kate E. Temme, MD, CAQSM

Kate E. Temme, MD, CAQSM Physician

Associate Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Penn Center for the Female Athlete Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Temme is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Kate E. Temme

Dr. Temme specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries for all genders and ages. Her clinical interests include general musculoskeletal conditions, sports medicine, the female athlete triad, and women’s health.

Recognized in Main Line Today magazine as a Top Doc of 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2019 Top Docs issue

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine, 2012
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Joint Injections
  • Labral Tears
  • Low Back Pain in Pregnancy
  • Musculoskeletal Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
  • Sports Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Women's Health

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American College of Sports Medicine, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Association for Academic Physiatrists, National Female Athlete Triad Coalition, National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, National University of Pennsylvania Female Athlete Triad Task Force, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Temme is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Temme KE, Hoch AZ: Recognition and Rehabilitation of the Female Athlete Triad/Tetrad: A Multidisciplinary Approach Curr Sports Med Rep 12 (3): 190-9,2013.

Temme KE, Hoch AZ: Endothelial Dysfunction and the Female Athlete Triad: Research Updates and Management Recommendations SCAN's Pulse 32 (1): 5-8,2013.

Temme KE: Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum Musculoskeletal Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Guide for Clinicians : 2015.

Temme KE, Hoch AZ, Jonardi M, Noon ML: Prevalence of the female athlete triad and effect of a peer-based mentoring program on triad knowledge in high school girls Clin J Sport Med 23 (2): 134,2013.

McCormick Z, Margolis S, Temme K, Rivers E, Cameron SA, Smith MC, Rohr A, Zander E, Garvan C, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C.: Concordant pain provocation during transforaminal epidural steroid injection for lumbosacral radiculopathy: effect on pain outcome and predictive factors Pain Physician 18 (1): E19-26,2015.

McCormick Z, Kennedy DJ, Garvan C, Rivers E, Temme K, Margolis S, Zander E, Rohr A, Smith MC, Cameron SA, Plastaras C: Comparison of Pain Score Reduction Using Triamcinolone vs. Betamethasone in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain AJPMR : Epub ahead of print,2015.

Temme KE, Mainigi M: Amenorrhea: Information you should know (Female Athlete Triad) Penn Medicine: Penn Health for Women's Newsletter : 9,2014.

Temme KE: On the Move: The Health Benefits of Running : 2013.

Temme K, Hoch A, Noon M: Unusual Case of Knee Pain in a Golfer 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Sports Medicine : 2012.

Tracey Romero, Kate Temme, Tricia Beatty: "Stress fracture could portend Female Athlete Triad" : 2015.

Pellicane AJ, Millis SR, Do KD, Temme KE, Sayyad A, Oswald MC, Roth EJ: The effect of protein and calorie intake on prealbumin, complications, length of stay, and function in the acute rehabilitation inpatient with stroke. NeuroRehabilitation 33 (3): 367-76,2013.

Temme K, Jonardi M, Teich M.: Poor Nutrition and the Female Athlete Triad : 2012.

Weinman B, Temme K, Hoch AZ: Infrapatellar Bursa Injection Atlas of Muscoskeletal-guided Ultrasound Injections : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1800 Lombard Street
1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 893-2600
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366