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Dean of UCSF School of Medicine Named

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Talmadge E. King, Jr. Photo credit: Elisabeth Fall Courtesy of UCSF

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, has been appointed dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. King is an international expert on lung disorders. He joined the faculty at UCSF from the University of Colorado in 1997 and has served as chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine for nine years. He assumed his new role on July 1, succeeding interim dean Bruce Wintroub, MD.

Dr. King’s research has focused on inflammatory and immunologic lung injury, and he is widely recognized for his groundbreaking work in the management of interstitial pneumonias. He has co-authored a number of books, including the reference book, “Interstitial Lung Disease,” now in its fifth edition. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and served an internal medicine residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. He completed a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Dr. King is a past president of the American Thoracic Society and past Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He serves on the boards of the American College of Physicians, the National Committee on Quality Assurance, and Gustavus Adolphus College. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. King was awarded the American Thoracic Society’s highest honor, the Trudeau Medal, in 2007.

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