Dr. Jonathan King, MD

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Dr. Jonathan King, MD
Dr. Jonathan King is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery at UCLA. He attended the University of Maryland for his M.D. degree before coming to UCLA for his general surgery residency. After residency, Dr. King spent two years in Pittsburgh, PA (UPMC) for a surgical oncology fellowship before returning to Los Angeles to join the surgery faculty. He is board certified in General Surgery as well as Complex Surgical Oncology and has particular interest in pancreatic cancer and disseminated peritoneal malignancies. He has expertise in robotic-assisted minimally invasive pancreas surgery and performed UCLA's first minimally-invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure). He also started UCLA's program for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC). In addition to his clinical interests Dr. King is a translational and clinical investigator with active research interests in the biology of exosomes and pancreatic cancer metastasis. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts as well as book chapters in some of the authoritative surgical textbooks. Dr. King is an enthusiastic surgical educator and is developing the UCLA residency training curriculum for robotic-assisted surgery and he is a member of numerous professional societies.

757 Westwood PLZ B711

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Dr. Jonathan King, MD

Dr. Jonathan King, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 83% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 55% of peers
more than 44% of peers

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  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Appendix Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer


  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Upmc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. King has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. King's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. King to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. King Says:

Three reviews listed here are from the same, unfortunate patient who did not have a surgical problem. I did my best to explain that he did not need my services but was clearly unable to reach an understanding with him.

My approach to patient interactions is to listen first and then explain my professional assessment as clearly and completely as possible. This can be a lengthy process -...

Dr. King's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Los Angeles, CA |
Highly intelligent and gives thought to your particular situation. Explains your condition and offers alternatives if you request one. He listens to the patient.. Understanding and caring doctor. I have great confidence in him and his future.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Probably the most arrogant and ignorant doctor on the planet! He will not listen to you nor does he really care. All our suggestions from previous specialists are ignored and he thinks he knows everything and does not need to consult with anyone. Stay far away from this guy and request a different surgeon, better yet go to a different hospital!!!
in Los Angeles, CA |
This surgeon has no experience with spinal cord injuries, yet he has the audacity to lecture a quadriplegic how his autonomic dysreflexia is not an issue and not caused by pain. He literally walked out after trying to get him to talk to experts at Craig hospital. Hope this guy loses his license soon and banned from surgery. Be warned anyone, double check this arrogant surgeons recommendations with a real expert.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Arrogant and incompetent surgeons and staff. Dr. Jonathan Charles King, General Surgeon outright says we are wrong about autonomic dysreflexia being a problem, even though he has no experience with spinal cord injury anywhere in his CV. Yet since he is a surgeon he believes he does not have to listen to his patients and refused to consult with experts surgeons at Craig Hospital, whom where willing to conference call to educate his arrogant self.
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Dr. King accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. King has admitting privileges

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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