Jonathan C. King, MD

Jonathan C. King, MD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology




Complex General Surgical Oncology, Surgery

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2013 - 2015


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006 - 2007


MD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2006


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007 - 2013

Board Certifications

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2014
Complex General Surgical Oncology, American Board of Surgery, 2016

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Carcinomatosis, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Pancreatic Cancer, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

Scientific Interests

Dr. Jonathan King's research interest is the biology of metastases in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and he has extramural grant support to investigate the role of exosomes in facilitating peritoneal metastases. His research aims to clarify the role pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma exosomes have in preparing the pre-metastatic niche in the peritoneal cavity with the goal of developing treatment(s) to prevent the development of metastases.

Highlighted Publications

Elliott IA, Dann AM, Ghukasyan R, Damato L, Girgis MD, King JC, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Donahue TR. Pasireotide does not prevent postoperative pancreatic fistula: a prospective study. HPB (Oxford). 2018 Feb 2. pii: S1365-182X(17)31134-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.10.018. [Epub ahead of print]

King JC, Zeh HJ 3rd, Zureikat AH, Celebrezze J, Holtzman MP, Stang ML, Tsung A, Bartlett DL, Hogg ME. Safety in Numbers: Progressive Implementation of a Robotics Program in an Academic Surgical Oncology Practice. Surg Innov. 2016 Aug;23(4):407-14. doi: 10.1177/1553350616646479. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

King JC, Zenati M, Steve J, Winters SB, Bartlett DL, Zureikat AH, Zeh HJ 3rd, Hogg ME. Deviations from Expected Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer in Octogenarians: Analysis of Patient and Surgeon Factors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(13):4149-4155. Epub 2016 Jul 26.