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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Thomas King, M.D.


Dr. King is co-director of the Mohs and general dermatologic surgery services. Since he arrived in 2002, the department’s surgical volume has grown to well over one thousand cases per year. In addition to working at UC Davis, he is Chief of Mohs and general dermatologic surgery at the VA Sacramento Medical Center at Mather Field, which is affiliated with UC Davis. As an associate clinical professor, he offers the residents one-on-one dermatologic surgery training and gives didactic lectures on surgical techniques. The residents voted him outstanding faculty member for 2007. He started the UC Davis procedural dermatology fellowship program in 2006 and currently serves as associate program director.

Dr. King is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. In his career, he has performed thousands of Mohs surgical cases, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at national dermatology meetings. Dr. King went to medical school at the University of Oklahoma in 1974-78 and then became a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force for five years. He went on to do a dermatology residency in 1984-87 at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and did his Mohs fellowship training with Drs. Tom Stasko and Don Grande at the New England Medical Center in Boston in 1991-92. His interests include cutaneous oncology, surgical treatment of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, and resident dermatological surgical training.

Title: Associate Clinical Professor

Clinical/Research Interests:
Thomas King is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and is mainly interested in surgical management of complicated, non-melanoma skin cancers. 

Specialty: Dermatology 

Undergraduate Education: Columbia University, New York City, New York, B.A. 1974

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, M.D. 1978

Internships: USAF Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Mississippi 1979, Internal Medicine

Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas 1987, Dermatology

Fellowships:  New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 1992, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

Board Certifications:  American Board of Dermatology, 1987

Professional Memberships:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Association of Military Dermatologists
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

To schedule an appointment and to see if Dr. Thomas King is accepting new patients please call: (916) 734-6111.