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Heather King, M.D., FACS

Heather King, M.D., FACS Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • General Surgery

Please be mindful that Dr. Heather King’s practice locations have moved to 805 W. 37th St. in Austin, and 2300 Lohmans Spur Rd. in Lakeway. For any questions regarding appointments, please call 512-421-4111.

Metro Area: Austin
Spoken Language: English


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.


  • Fellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology
    Paris Breast Center, Paris, France
  • Fellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology
    University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency, General Surgery
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Internship, General Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Medical Doctorate
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

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


  • Incorporation of Breast Surgeons – Discussion of Bringing Breast Surgeons Into an Established Medical Oncology Practice

    Medical Advisor for US Oncology National Meeting, Houston, TX, 2017

  • Evolution of the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    Medical faculty for Faxitron International Distributors Conference; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017

  • Demographic Influences in Breast Reconstruction after Oncologic Surgery in the State of Florida

    Society of Surgical Oncology, 2013

  • 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

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  • 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 Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Sonography
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Genetic Testing
  • Lymphedema Screening and Prevention Program
  • Mediport Removal
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - US Guided
  • Seroma Aspiration
  • 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
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy with Nerve Identification (for Resensation®)
  • Oncoplastic Partial Mastectomy with Contralateral Mastopexy for Symmetry
  • Oncoplastic Tissue Rearrangement
  • Radical Excision of Metastatic Lesions
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reverse Lymphatic Mapping
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Total “Going Flat” Mastectomy
  • Wire Localization Excisional Biopsy


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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.