Cary R. Templin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Spinal Surgery and Disorders

Phone: 630-323-6116

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)

Practice Locations

  • 951 Essington Road
    Joliet, IL 60435

  • 10110 Donald S. Powers Drive
    Suite 101B
    Munster,Indiana 46321

  • 1870 Silver Cross Boulevard Pavilion B
    Suite 200
    New Lenox, IL 60451

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital
  • AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
  • Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Salt Creek Surgery Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Expert Medical Legal Opinions/Evaluations
  • Spine
  • Injured Workers
  • Adult Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression and Fusion


Dr. Cary Templin specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Templin is an expert in minimally invasive surgical procedures. His practice includes spinal decompression and fusion, microsurgery and motion-preserving procedures, including artificial disc replacement. Dr. Templin received his Medical Doctorate from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, finished his orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University, and went on to complete his spine surgery fellowship at University of California. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and spinal surgery.

In addition to his clinical practice, he is the co-author of many book chapters in spinal surgery textbooks as well as numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed spine journals. Dr. Templin is a dedicated member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and the American Orthopaedic Association’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Dr. Templin’s goal is to first diagnose a patient’s pain source so that treatment is successful in alleviating the symptoms. His experienced team prides themselves on spending time with their patients and making sure that they are comfortable and well-informed regarding their diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. Templin and his team focus on their quality of care so they can improve each patient’s quality of life.



University of California, San Diego, CA- Spine Surgery


Northwestern University, Chicago, IL- Orthopaedic Surgery


Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Medical School

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH- Doctor of Medicine

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leaders Program
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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