Albany Med has announced the appointment of KMarie King, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., FACS as chair of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery effective September 1, 2021. She is the first Black female chair of surgery at an academic health science center in the United States.
A fellowship-trained hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon, Dr. King is currently a professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine and chief of surgery and medical director for surgical quality at Grady Memorial Hospital (GMH), a 960-bed hospital and Level 1 trauma center in Atlanta. She is recognized for her commitment to quality and is the surgeon champion for GMH’s National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
“Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. King has positioned herself as a proven leader in all areas of academic medicine, including patient care, medical education, and clinical research,” said Vincent P. Verdile, M.D. ’84, The Lynne and Mark Groban, M.D., ’67 Distinguished Dean of Albany Medical College and Senior Executive Vice President for System Care Delivery at Albany Med. “Her breadth of experience, strong clinical skills, and business acumen, along with her commitment to quality, will serve her well as she leads and advances Albany Med’s surgical services.”
Dr. King completed her fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she also earned a master’s degree in biomedical science. She completed her residency training in general surgery and a research fellowship in surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. King also holds a Master of Business Management from Brandeis University. She is a United States Army veteran, having served in Operation Desert Storm.
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SOURCE: Albany Medical College