Jonathan C. King, MD

Jonathan C. King, MD

Surgical Oncology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
General Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 214
Los Angeles, California 90095


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Dr. Jonathan King is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery at UCLA. He attended the University of Maryland for his M.D. degree before coming to UCLA for his general surgery residency. After residency, Dr. King spent two years in Pittsburgh, PA (UPMC) for a surgical oncology fellowship before returning to Los Angeles to join the surgery faculty. He is board certified in General Surgery as well as Complex Surgical Oncology and has particular interest in pancreatic cancer and disseminated peritoneal malignancies. He has expertise in robotic-assisted minimally invasive pancreas surgery and performed UCLA’s first minimally-invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure). He also started UCLA’s program for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC).

In addition to his clinical interests Dr. King is a translational and clinical investigator with active research interests in the biology of exosomes and pancreatic cancer metastasis. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts as well as book chapters in some of the authoritative surgical textbooks. Dr. King is an enthusiastic surgical educator and is developing the UCLA residency training curriculum for robotic-assisted surgery and he is a member of numerous professional societies.




Medical Board Certifications

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


Translational Science, UCLA Training Program in Translational Science, 2018
Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2015


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2013


General Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007


MD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2006

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Minimally invasive surgery
Whipple procedure
Laparoscopic whipple procedure


Robotic-Assisted Pancreatic Surgery



  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Tumor Metastasis
  • Tumor Biomarkers