Booker T. King, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Burn Surgery
Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center

Specialties

Critical care, General Surgery, Trauma, Burn Surgery, Burn Wound Conversion, Burn Resuscitation

Education

  • MD Degree: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1994
  • General Surgery Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY 1999
  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2007

Military Service

  • Theater Trauma Director – Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)/ Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – 528th
    Hospital Center, Task Force MED, Baghdad, Iraq 2019
  • Trauma Medical Director and Co-director of Critical Care Services – Womack Army Medical Center,
    Fort Bragg, NC 2018
  • Director US Army Burn Center, US Army Institute for Surgical Research – Brooke Army Medical
    Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 2013-2018
  • US Military Theater Burn Consultant/Staff Trauma Surgeon, 31st and 115thth Combat Support Hospital,
    Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011 rotation
  • Associate Director US Army Burn Center, US Army Institute for Surgical Research – Brooke Army
    Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • US Military Theater Burn Consultant/Staff Trauma Surgeon/ Staff ICU Intensivist, 86th Combat
    Support Hospital, Baghdad Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 rotation
  • Staff Trauma/ Critical Care/ Burn Surgeon, US Army Institute for Surgical Research – Brooke Army
    Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Chief, General Surgery – USA MEDDAC Heidelberg, Germany
  • Staff Trauma/ General Surgeon 212th MASH, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF I)
  • Chief, General Surgery Section USA MEDDAC – Fort Jackson, SC
  • Staff General Surgeon Shaw Air Force Base, SC
  • Chief, General Surgery Services, Operation Joint Forge – Tuzla Bosnia (SFOR IX)
  • Medical Corps Army Reserve 1995 – 1999

Biography

Dr. King obtained his Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York, and his medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in 1994. He then pursued his general surgery residency at SUNY Buffalo, during which time Dr. King participated in the Army Medical Command Specialized Training Reserve Assistance Program (STRAP). After completing his general surgery residency training in 1999, he transferred from the Reserves to the active-duty ranks as a Captain with his first assignment as a general surgeon at the Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson, SC. From there he was reassigned to Heidelberg, Germany, where he deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

After returning to the United States, he pursued a trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of Miami from 2005 to 2007. Once he completed his fellowship, he transferred to the US Army Burn Center at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. He was appointed as Associate Director at the Burn Center and also served as the Associate Program Director of the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. Dr. King’s third deployment was to Afghanistan in 2010. In 2013, he assumed the position of Director of the US Army Burn Center at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. He reassigned to Fort Bragg in 2018 as the Trauma Medical Director and Co-Director of Critical Care Services at the Womack Army Medical Center.

Dr. King is a decorated Colonel having served more than 20 years in the Army, earning two Legion of Merit Awards, two Bronze Star Medals, and four Meritorious Service Medals, among multiple other military honors and awards. He has been an active member of national surgical organizations. His publications have focused on burn injuries and trauma, with particular emphasis on those received in combat. Please join us in welcoming Dr. King to the Department of Surgery at UNC.

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Q & A

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  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-8159 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 843-6568 (Fax)

  • Address

    Department of Surgery

    101 Manning Drive CB #7206

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7050