Talmadge King, JR., MD
|Foundation of the American Thoracic Society ||2012||Breathing for Life Award|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||2012||Sesquicentennial Award|
|American Academy of Arts and Sciences||2011|| Fellow|
|American College of Physicians ||2010||Master|
|Gustavus Alumni Association, Gustavus Adolphus College||2008||Alumni Citation|
|American Thoracic Society||2007||Trudeau Medal|
|Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences||2004||Member|
|Public Advisory Roundtable of the American Thoracic Society||2003||PAR Excellence Award|
|Association of American Physicians||1998||Member|
|California Thoracic Society||1998||Elected honorary member|
|Colorado Thoracic Society, American Lung Association of Colorado||1998||Member. Colorado Pulmonary Hall of Fame|
|The Fleischner Society ||1997||Member|
|Western Association of Physicians ||1993||Member|
|American Lung Association of Colorado||1992||James J. Waring Award For Outstanding Leadership in the Treatment of Lung Disease|
|American College of Physicians ||1986||Fellow|
|American College of Chest Physicians||1984||Fellow|
|Alumni Association, Gustavus Adolphus College||1980||First Decade Award for Early Achievement|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||1970||Guild of St. Ansger Honor Society|
Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr. is chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he oversees a department of more than 550 full-time faculty, over 500 volunteer clinical faculty, 180 residents, 238 fellows and over 1000 support staff. His focus in patient care is interstitial lung diseases, in particular idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, connective tissue disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug-induced lung fibrosis and other rare diffuse lung disorders. King's research interests include pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immunologic lung disease. He has co-authored eight books including the acclaimed reference book, "Interstitial Lung Disease," now in its fourth edition.
King earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Ga. and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Association of American Physicians, American Clinical and Climatological Association and Fleischner Society and is a master of the American College of Physicians and fellow he American College of Chest Physicians. He holds the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine and won the 2007 Trudeau Medal, the highest honor of the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society.
His overall focus has been on understanding the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of inflammatory and immunology lung injury. Another aim is to develop and evaluate methods that can serially identify the presence and extent of disease activity in these patients.
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