Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Talmadge E. King, Jr, MDTalmadge E. King, Jr, M.D.
Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dr. King holds the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine and is Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. King was Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Fleischner Society. He is a Regent of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is member of the Advisory Council of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Board of Trustees of Gustavus Adolphus College, and the Scientific Advisory Council for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He has served on the Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Pulmonary and Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee Center for Drug Evaluation & Research of the FDA, the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research, and the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. He is a past president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Secretary/Treasurer of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He has been a member of several editorial boards, including American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, THORAX, and Up-To-Date™ in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. Dr. King has been listed on several of the Best Doctors lists in America for more than a decade, including Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors. He received the Trudeau Medal from the ATS, the Breathing for Life Award from the Foundation of the American Thoracic Society, and the Sesquicentennial Award from Gustavus Adolphus College.

His research interest is the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of inflammatory and immunologic lung injury. His bibliography comprises more than 300 publications. He has co-authored 11 books, including the acclaimed reference book Interstitial Lung Disease, now in its 5th edition. He co-edited Medical Management of Vulnerable & Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, Population, the only reference currently available that focuses on the treatment of patients living with chronic diseases in poor and minority populations.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, Dr. King earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease.