Joseph T King Jr MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgery at VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Neurosurgical Outcomes Research; Chair, VA Neurosurgery Surgical Advisory Board

Biographical Info

Dr. King is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Neurosurgical Outcomes Research, and Chief of Neurosurgery at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. During his neurosurgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. King earned a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. King is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and has a general neurosurgical practice at the VA with a focus on spine disease.

Dr. King’s research interests include using large databases to examine health care systems issues, the measurement of patient-oriented outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in patients with neurologic disease, incorporating patient preferences into neurosurgical decision making, and cost-effectiveness analyses. Dr. King has obtained grant support from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (QOL in patients with cerebral aneurysms), the National Cancer Institute (QOL in patients undergoing surgery for metastatic brain tumors), the Veterans Health Administration (QOL in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, and prevalence of cervical stenosis), and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (QOL in patients undergoing kyphoplasty).

Dr. King was awarded a Lusted Prize at the 1993 Society for Medical Decision Making annual meeting, Blue and Red ribbon poster prizes at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2001 annual meeting, and the 2003 Sonntag Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/ Congress of Neurosurgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Dr. King has authored or coauthored 45 peer-reviewed publications, 5 book chapters, and 64 published abstracts.

Education & Training

Boston College (1983)
Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
University of Pennsylvania (1995)

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