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Talmadge E. King Jr., MD

School of Medicine
Dr. King began his UCSF career in 1997 as chief of medical services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He previously served as chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine’s largest department, and was named dean of the school and vice chancellor for medical affairs in May 2015. Dr. King’s research has focused on inflammatory and immunologic lung injury. He is best known for his pioneering work in the management of the interstitial pneumonias, a scarring process that often leads to death. His bibliography comprises more than 300 publications and he has co-edited eight books. Dr. King earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and did a residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.