September 05, 2018

King to deliver 2018 Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture

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TKHeadshot2015Talmadge E. King, M.D., dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs, will give this year’s Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture keynote on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. in Spain Auditorium. His presentation is titled, “Prepare for Opportunity: A Dean’s Perspective on Leadership.”

A physician-scientist, 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-authored eleven books, including the acclaimed reference book Interstitial Lung Disease, now in its fifth edition.

King graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Association of American Physicians, American Clinical and Climatological Association and the Fleischner Society. Dr. King is a master of the American College of Physicians and fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He won the 2007 Trudeau Medal—the highest honor of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. King also received the Breathing for Life Award from the ATS Foundation.

The live stream of the keynote will begin at 8 a.m. for individuals who are unable to attend. Additionally, the recording will be posted on the Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture page on the School of Medicine website, so faculty and staff who are unable to watch the presentation live can watch at their convenience.

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