About E. Garner King

E. Garner King

E. Garner King
(1940 - 1992)

Dr. E Garner King obtained his MD (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1963 and his completed postgraduate training at the University of Alberta, The Banting Institute in Toronto, and the University of Colorado Medical Center.

Dr. King joined the University of Alberta as Assistant Professor and Director of the University of Alberta Hospitals Intensive Care Unit in 1971. He trained many first generation critical care physicians in Canada as well as a large number from other countries. He was named a full professor in 1981 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine (in 1986) after an international search.

As the Chair of Medicine, his vision and determination created a firm direction for the Department; he encouraged excellence, reorganized the Department's finances, and attracted many new academic staff from the world over. The University and the affiliated teaching hospitals will continue to feel the impact of his presence for many years.