Dr. King is a board-certified nephrologist and medical toxicologist. In the outpatient setting, he specializes in treatment of patients with all stages of kidney disease, patients with toxin exposure through occupational, environmental, or other settings, and care of hemodialysis patients. In the hospital, he has a special interest in critical care nephrology, acute treatment of drug overdose, poisoning and envenomation, and general medical hospital care. In addition to his clinical role, he is a clinician-educator with research interests in extracorporeal treatment of poisonings, extracorporeal removal of therapeutics, and medical education research. He is interested in graduate medical education, and is the associate program director for the nephrology fellowship program.
Dr. King was born and raised in the greater D.C. area of Maryland. He completed an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park, and he earned his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency at UVA, his nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, and his medical toxicology fellowship at UVA. He joined the UVA faculty part-time in 2012 and then full-time in 2015.
Outside of work, Dr. King enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, nature walks (“hiking” is too strong a word), exploring Virginia and far-flung locales, and reading.