George Liang KingMD
George L. King, M.D., is the Director of Research, Senior Vice President and Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at Joslin, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Duke Medical School, completed residency training at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, in Seattle, and then completed training as both a Research Associate and a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health. He has been at Joslin and Harvard Medical School since 1981.
Dr. King has received numerous awards, including the Cogan Award from the Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology, the Stadie Memorial Award and Lectureship from the Philadelphia Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, the Alcon Award for Vision Research and the Annual Award for Excellence in Research from the Japan Society of Diabetic Complications. Dr. King also was named Honorary Professor and Director of the Fu Dan Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China. Recently, Dr. King was among a group of scientist who received the Champalimaud Award, the most prestigious award for vision research.