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Joseph King Jr

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgery, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Neurosurgical Outcomes Research

Contact Information

Joseph King Jr, MD, MSCE

Mailing Address

  • Neurosurgery

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8082

    United States



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 in patients with neurologic disease, incorporating patient preferences into neurosurgical decision making, and cost-effectiveness analyses of neurosurgical interventions. Dr. King has obtained grant support from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, the National Cancer Institute, the Veterans Health Administration, and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

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 50 peer-reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, and 66 published abstracts.

Education & Training

  • MSCE
    University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (1995)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
  • BS
    Boston College, Psychology (1983)
  • Neurosurgery resident
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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