Columbia University Irving Medical Center Mourns the Loss of Donald West King, MD, Former Chair, Department of Pathology

November 12, 2018
Dr. Donald W. King
Dr. Donald W. King, former chair of Department of Pathology, Columbia University

Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Donald West King, longtime chair of our Department of Pathology. Dr. King completed his residency at Columbia, where he quickly earned a reputation as an outstanding clinician, gifted teacher, valued colleague, and trusted mentor. After serving on the faculties of Yale and the University of Colorado, Dr. King returned to Columbia in 1967, and chaired the department for fifteen years. His extensive record of publication makes him one of the true landmark figures in his field. We are fortunate to have benefited from his academic achievements, commitment to patient care and philanthropy. Dr. King and his wife, Dr. Mary Elizabeth King, established the Donald W. King, M.D. and Mary Elizabeth King, M.D. Professorship of Pathology and Cell Biology, which will carry on his distinguished legacy. We offer our condolences to Mary, and the extended King family.

A memorial service will be held for Dr. King at First Presbyterian Church (12 West 12th St., New York, NY) at 11:00am, December 15, 2018. The service will be followed by a reception at the church.

Click here for the obituariesĀ on The New York Times.