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Heather King, M.D., FACS

Heather King, M.D., FACS

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • General Surgery

General Summary

Dr. King was the first fellowship trained breast surgeon in the Austin area. She treats the entire spectrum of breast conditions, ranging from benign to malignant disease. She and her partners have additional training in Oncoplasty which is the application of plastic surgery techniques to oncologic procedures, providing better aesthetic results while treating breast cancer. She is passionate about delivering the best, most up to date care in a caring, supportive environment. 


  • 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

Surgery Locations

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • St. David's Central Park Surgery Center
  • St. David's Medical Center
  • The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Other Information

Dr. King grew up in New Orleans which instilled a love of music, food and family. She also enjoys reading, travelling, and the arts. She has three rescue dogs, who never imagined life could be so good.


  • 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

Show all Publications
  • 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 MRI
  • 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
  • Hidden Scar Surgery
  • Lumpectomy - Partial Mastectomy - Quadrantectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Nipple Duct Excision
  • 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

Breast Cancer Surgery Certificate

Hidden Scar Certificate of Training

Accolades & Memberships

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