About Dr. King

Background

Dr. King grew up in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Engineering. For approximately five years following completion of his undergraduate education, he held an engineering position at a Stuart Draft, Virginia manufacturing facility. Subsequently, he enrolled in the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in southern California. Next, he trained in general surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He has been in private practice in Maine and Tennessee before moving to Alaska. He enjoys visiting with family, traveling, motorcycling, snow machining and fishing in his leisure time.

License and Certification

Dr. King is actively licensed to practice medicine in Alaska. He is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Special Interests

Dr. King has a particular interest in the use of advanced technology to improve surgical outcomes for his patients. “I enjoy learning and applying surgical techniques that improve my patient’s quality of life following surgery. The use of proven technologies like laparoscopy and emerging technologies such as natural orifice surgery (NOTES) allows me to provide my patients with the operation they need while dramatically reducing their post operative pain and shortening their hospital stay.”

© Benjamin Riley King 2017