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Heather King, M.D., FACS

Heather King, M.D., FACS Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • General Surgery


General Summary

Dr. King joined Texas Oncology in 2015 as the first fellowship trained Breast Surgical Oncologist in the Austin region. She treats the entire spectrum of breast conditions, ranging from benign to malignant disease. She also has additional training in Advanced Oncoplasty which is the application of plastic surgery techniques to oncologic procedures, providing better aesthetic results while effectively treating breast cancer. She is passionate about delivering the absolute best, most up to date care in a caring, supportive environment. In addition to her clinical role, she is the leader of Texas Breast Specialists–Austin and sits on statewide and national Breast Surgery committees.


  • Oncoplastic Fellowship
    L’Institut du Sein, Paris, France 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Department of Surgery, University of Miami 2013-2014
  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
    University of Miami 2012-2013
  • Program Year 3-5, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University Medical Center 2009-2012
  • Program Year 2, General Surgery
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 2008-2009
  • Internship, General Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical Center 2007-2008
  • Medical Doctorate
    Louisiana State University – New Orleans 2007
  • B.S. Animal Science and Minor Studies in Zoology
    Louisiana State University 1998

Accolades & Memberships

  • Society of Surgical Oncologists
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Targeted Medical Education

Breast Cancer Surgery Certificate

Hidden Scar Certificate of Training

Surgery Locations

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • St. David's Central Park Surgery Center
  • St. David's Medical Center


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  • The Effect of Surgical Intervention and Ductal Carcinoma In Situ on the Durability of Pathologic Complete Response in Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Treated with Neoadjuvant Therapy: Does the Type of Surgery Affect Survival?

    Society of Surgical Oncology, 2013

  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction in the State of Florida: Trends in Immediate versus Delayed Surgery and Implant versus Autologous Techniques

    American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2013

  • Radioguided Exploration Facilitates Surgical Cytoreduction of Neuroendocrine Tumors.

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2012

  • Life-Threatening Necrotizing Fasciitis Due to Bath Salts Injection

    Orthopedics, 2012

  • Cocoon Formation in Patients with Mid-Gut Neuroendocrine Tumors – A Rare and Unrecognized Final Pathway

    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Conference, 2012

  • Cocoon Formation in Patients with Mid-Gut Neuroendocrine Tumors – A Rare and Unrecognized Final Pathway

    North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Conference, 2011

  • Hernia of Morgagni: Case Report

    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2008

  • Hurricane Katrina and the Effects on Academic Medicine

    Oregon Health Sciences University, 2006

Office & Outpatient

  • Abscess Drainage
  • Breast Sonography and Ultrasound
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Lymphedema Screening and Prevention Program
  • Mediport Removal
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - US Guided
  • Skin Biopsies

Surgical Procedures

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumors
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy
  • Hidden Scar Lumpectomy & Mastectomy
  • Lumpectomy - Partial Mastectomy - Quadrantectomy
  • Mediport Placement-Removal
  • Nipple Duct Excision-Exploration
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Partial Mastectomy with Contralateral Mastopexy for Symmetry
  • Oncoplastic Tissue Rearrangement
  • Radical Excision of Metastatic Lesions
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Wire Localization Excisional Biopsy


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Other Information

Dr. King grew up in New Orleans which fostered a love of music, food and family. She also enjoys reading, travelling, and the arts. She rescues dogs and gives them a life they could have never imagined.