Christopher King, MD, an expert in pediatric emergency medicine, has joined Albany Medical Center as chair of emergency medicine. He previously was associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Dr. King’s experience in both pediatric and adult emergency medicine to lead our program,” said Vincent Verdile, M.D., dean of Albany Medical College and executive vice president for health affairs at Albany Medical Center. “His outstanding track record of excellence in emergency medicine, which he established through a wide range of clinical, educational and research appointments, will serve our emergency medicine endeavors well.”
Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. King worked as an attending physician in the emergency departments of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in emergency medicine and sub-board certified in pediatric emergency medicine.
He completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. While attending Yale Medical School, he was awarded an international fellowship grant and spent a year studying leishmaniasis, a parasitic skin disease spread by the bite of the sand fly, in the Amazon basin of Peru. Dr. King has a special interest in the research of treatments for traumatic brain injury.