Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

31 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Richard D. King, M.D., Ph.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

31 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
Cognitive Disorders Clinic
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map

Bio

Dr. Richard King sees patients in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, a sub-specialty clinic of the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. King’s clinical interests focus on early diagnosis and interventions for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders — especially dementia that is atypical, rapidly progressive, early-onset, focal, or familial.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

August 30, 2014

Again, Sue was extremely happy with Dr. King and the level of concern he showed.

August 22, 2014

Information about medications was provided by the doctor but additional info was given by the health education person/social worker which was also very important.

August 12, 2014

Dr King is great!

June 16, 2014

good

May 30, 2014

Dr King is a great physician. We would highly recommend him.

April 18, 2014

We (my husband and daughter were with me) were impressed with Dr. King's manner and professionalism. He normalized many things for me and gave me such confidence. I am so grateful for seasoned, compassionate, and "easy to talk to" doctors. It was a completely positive experience.

November 08, 2013

Dr. King has always made our 600 mile round trip drive extremely worthwhile.

September 06, 2013

Dr. King was friendly and caring, but seemed hurried. I still had concerns when he ended the visit.

September 05, 2013

Good

August 24, 2013

We come to the U of U often and have always had a good experience this was the first time we have had to wait so long.

May 21, 2013

Dr King is wonderful, he is very easy to talk to. My mom was very apprehensive about her appointment with Dr King but after her meeting and examination, she said she felt like she had known him for a long time. Dr King really set her at ease.

May 16, 2013

Dr. King seemed a little hurried. This was not a bad thing, but noticeable.

May 05, 2013

Dr. King was forthcoming, professional, friendly, easy to talk to, seemed very knowledgeable,

April 24, 2013

I very much appreciated Dr. King's willingness to explain the plan of treatment and medications to both myself and my husband. We did not feel like he rushed through our appointment.

April 09, 2013

Dr. did not call our Dr. in PAYSON about meds. for my wife after aweek my Drs office call to you for med. info I DO NOT KNOW IF MY DR. TALK TO DR. KING OR NOT. VERY POOR FOLLOWUP.

March 15, 2013

Dr. King is so informative and very concerned for his patient.

March 08, 2013

Dr. King was patient and thorough.

February 22, 2013

very good experiece

April 17, 2012

Everyone was very kind and efficient. Dr. King took extra time with us at this visit and was very thorough.

February 28, 2012

Dr. King should introduce the visiting scholar. Why was she there? Simple professional courtesy to her as well as the patient.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Fractals
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis Using Biomarkers
  • Quantitative MRI
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6546 CACIR
650 Komas
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Richard D. King, MD, PhD, joined the University of Utah in 2009 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology in the Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR), where he also directs the Alzheimer's Image Analysis Laboratory. Dr. King is board certified in Geriatric Neurology and Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry.

Dr. King received his PhD in Neuroscience and his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2002, he was honored with the First Annual Richard R. Dickason Outstanding Physician Scientist award from Baylor College of Medicine's Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his neurology residency at Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. In October 2008, Dr. King completed a six-week mini-fellowship in Cognitive Disorders at the University of Utah.

Before coming to Utah, Dr. King was Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he also served on the Institutional Review Board. He also was Visiting Assistant Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M.

Dr. King is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and National Medical Association. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program and the Paul Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research for his work examining cortical complexity changes in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease (NIA grant K23 AG03835). Dr. King has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah Chapter since 2009 and serves as the Director of the Board’s Services Committee.

Dr. King's research uses multi-disciplinary translational approaches to understand Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. His current focus is the use of advanced neuroimaging analysis tools to study morphometric changes in the brain associated with neurodegenerative diseases.

One area of focus is applying a novel method of computing cerebral cortical complexity known as fractal analysis. This technique is applied to high-resolution, high-contrast MR images to quantitatively characterize changes in the shape of the cerebral cortex caused by atrophy. Such changes in cortical shape could be useful for early detection of Alzheimer's and other neurologic diseases. These tools could be used as a surrogate biomarker for disease progression or as a metric for the success of therapeutic interventions.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Cognitive Disorders
Fellow
Fellowship University of Texas at Dallas
Behavioral Neurology/Cognitive Neuroscience
Fellow
Residency Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology
Resident
Internship Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Baylor College of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Baylor College of Medicine
Neuroscience
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Texas A&M University
Science
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Provenzale J, Foster NL, King RD (2009). Alzheimer Disease. In Osborn AG, Salzman KL, Barkovich J, et al. (Ed.), Diagnostic Imaging: Brain (Second Edition, pp. 74-77). Amirsys/Lippincott Wililams and Wilkins.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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