Alice King, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Pediatric Surgery

Phone: 832-822-3135

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Attending Surgeon, Pediatric Surgical Service

Texas Children's Hospital

Instructor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Cornell University bachelors Bachelor of Science, Engineering 2005
Tufts University medical school Doctor of Medicine 2009
UT Southwestern residency General Surgery 2013
University of Cincinnati residency General Surgery 2016
Washington University School of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Surgery 2018


Dr. King initially trained as a biomedical engineer at Cornell University, went on to complete her general surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati and completed her training in pediatric surgery at Washington University of St Louis. Dr. King’s passion is to combine her problem solving and surgical skills to help sick children and their families.  She is an advocate for the patient and their family, and she works hard as part of a collaborative team to form the best possible treatment plan for sick children.

Dr. King is a surgeon who provides care to all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery. Her practice specializes in utilizing minimally invasive techniques in thoracic and abdominal surgery for pediatric patients of all ages. Dr. King has special interests in neonatal and fetal surgery including congenital diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele, gastroschisis and extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO).

Prior to joining the surgery team, Dr. King has done extensive research background in fetal regenerative wound healing. Her current research interests include fetal surgery to help treat life-threatening congenital abnormalities and to correct problems that would be too advance to correct after the baby is born.

Clinical Interests:

Fetal Surgery
Neonatal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy)
Congenital colorectal disease (Hirschsprung’s disease, imperforate anus, cloaca)
Inflammatory bowel disease

Research Interests:

Fetal regenerative healing
Fetal surgery


Organization Name Role
American Pediatric Surgical Association Member

Selected Publications