Heather King, M.D., FACS PDFPrint-friendly PDF

Provider Type: Physician


  • Breast Surgery

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General Summary:

Dr. King was the first fellowship trained breast surgeon in the Austin area. She treats the entire spectrum of breast conditions, ranging from benign to malignant disease. She and her partners have additional training in Oncoplasty which is the application of plastic surgery techniques to oncologic procedures, providing better aesthetic results while treating breast cancer. She is passionate about delivering the best, most up to date care in a caring, supportive environment.

Background / Education:

  • Oncoplastic Fellowship
    L’Institut du Sein, Paris, France 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Department of Surgery, University of Miami 2013-2014
  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
    University of Miami 2012-2013
  • Program Year 3-5, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University Medical Center 2009-2012
  • Program Year 2, General Surgery
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 2008-2009
  • Internship, General Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical Center 2007-2008
  • Medical Doctorate
    Louisiana State University – New Orleans 2007
  • B.S. Animal Science and Minor Studies in Zoology
    Louisiana State University 1998

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Community Service:

Memberships / Honors / Awards:

  • Society of Surgical Oncologists
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Travis County Medical Society

Research Interest:

Surgery Locations:

Breast Cancer Surgery Certificate

Hidden Scar Certificate of Training

Other Personal Information:

Dr. King grew up in New Orleans which instilled a love of music, food and family. She also enjoys reading, travelling, and the arts. She has three rescue dogs, who never imagined life could be so good.

Associated Physicians:

Dr. Brian works closely with two associated oncologists to treat breast cancer:

Lea K. Krekow, M.D.
Texas Oncology-Bedford

Lea Kathleen Krekow, M.D. specializes in medical oncology. She is board certified in medical oncology. Dr. Krekow has received numerous awards and honors including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award and during her residency...
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Janice Tomberlin, M.D.
Texas Oncology-Bedford Edwards Cancer Center

Janice Tomberlin, M.D. specializes in breast cancer. She is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology...
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  • Incorporation of Breast Surgeons – Discussion of Bringing Breast Surgeons Into an Established Medical Oncology Practice

    Medical Advisor for US Oncology National Meeting, Houston, TX, 2017

  • Evolution of the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.

    Medical faculty for Faxitron International Distributors Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017

  • Demographic Influences in Breast Reconstruction after Oncologic Surgery in the State of Florida.

    Society of Surgical Oncology, 2013

  • The Effect of Surgical Intervention and Ductal Carcinoma In Situ on the Durability of Pathologic Complete Response in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Treated with Neoadjuvant Therapy: Does the Type of Surgery Affect Survival?

    Society of Surgical Oncology, 2013

  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction in the State of Florida: Trends in Immediate versus Delayed Surgery and Implant versus Autologous Techniques.

    American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2013

  • Radioguided Exploration Facilitates Surgical Cytoreduction of Neuroendocrine Tumors.

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2012

  • Life-Threatening Necrotizing Fasciitis Due to Bath Salts Injection.

    Orthopedics, 2012

  • Cocoon Formation in Patients with Mid-Gut Neuroendocrine Tumors – A Rare and Unrecognized Final Pathway.

    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Conference, 2012

  • Cocoon Formation in Patients with Mid-Gut Neuroendocrine Tumors – A Rare and Unrecognized Final Pathway.

    North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Conference, 2011

  • Hernia of Morgagni: case report

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008

  • Hurricane Katrina and the Effects on Academic Medicine.

    Oregon Health Sciences University, 2006


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