Dr. King was born and raised in Gadsden Alabama. He graduated Emma Samms High School in 1976. He attended Marion Mililtary Institute fom 1976-1978 followed by Birmingham Southern College in 1980, where he received a B.S in Biology/Chemistry. After graduating college he completed his medical degree in 1985 at St. Georges University of Medicine. Following this he completed an externship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and an internship in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania. He then attended the University of Alabama, Birminghham where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine.
His career in South Louisiana began in 1987 when he attended Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care medicine. During this time he worked in the Houma, Thibodaux area, where he decided to settle with his wife and 2 children. He is board certified in Internal medicine, and has 26 years experience in internal and Pulmonary/ Critical Care medicine, working at Chabert Medical center, he also has gained much experience working in emergency medicine for the past 31 years.
His decision to become Coroner for Lafourche Parish was made after disscussions with his predecessor Dr Coolridge Franklin. After much thought and family support, he decided that this would be an excellent way to continue to serve his community. On May 30th an emergency meeting was assembled by the Parish President, Ms. Charlotte Randolph, and he was appointed to complete Dr Franklins term as coroner until a special election is held in October 2008.
During his 6 months special appointment, he hopes to improve the Coroner’s office and it’s relationship with local law enforcement, parish hospitals, and the parish government judicial agencies in the area, with matters concerning the Coroner’s duties.