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Kathryn Phillips King

Associate Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
Box 3094 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
3441 Hosp North, Durham, NC 27710


My research interests relate to my major interest in medical student education; these responsibilities include developing course offerings in anesthesiology for medical students and assisting other faculty members in coordinating these courses. To augment my effectiveness in helping students interested in all areas of medicine, I participate in a wide range of medical school committees concerned with undergraduate and graduate medical education. The Executive Committee of the Admissions Committee, teaching in anesthesiology course offerings, and participating in the third year Study Program Directors' Committee are my major areas of impact. I and two other faculty members began the Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) for Duke medical students.

There are few publications about either graduate or undergraduate education in Anesthesiology. Recent projects have included surveys of anesthesia education programs, involvement of learners and participation in research as it relates to satisfaction with medical care, teaching intubation skills, and cost constraints and provider habits.

As Medical Director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) at Duke and as AHA Regional Faculty for ACLS, I have been involved in translating the curricular revisions of 1992, 2000, and 2005 into clinical practice. I have published in the area of ACLS education for medical students and speak in a variety of settings on these topics.

Planned research also includes topics in Regional Anesthesiology.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology · 2008 - Present Anesthesiology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1988 M.D.