Denis R. King, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Pediatric Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3900
PH: (614) 722-0440
FX: (614) 722-3903


Denis R. King, MD, is Co-Medical Director of the Nutrition Support Service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical interests are in surgical nutrition and solid tumors.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/1969


  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1970


  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1974


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1975


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1976


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • General Pediatric Surgery


  • General Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/19/1978


  • Matthews M, Raval M, Watkins D, King D. 2014. Diagnosis and managment of an ovarian cyst complicated by torsion in utero: A case report.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Vol. 2, no. 1. (January): 20-22.
  • Al-Rawabdeh S., Prasad V, King D, Kahwash S. 2013. Xanthogranulomatous Appendicitis in a Child: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.  Hindaw Publishing Corporation, Case Reports in Medicine. Vol. 2013, no. August: eID498191.
  • Wynn T; Ruymann FB; King DR; Luquette M. 2003. Second pregnancy-associated Wilms tumor 16 years after the first one.  Medical And Pediatric Oncology. Vol. 40, no. 2. (February): e120.
  • King DR; Groner J; Teich S. 2003. Mediastinal Cysts and Tumors. In Operative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Ziegler MM. Columbus: McGraw-Hill.
  • Boswell HB; Dietrich A; Shiels WE; King DR; Ginn-Pease M; Bowman MJ; Cotton WH. 2001. Accuracy of visual determination of neutral position of the immobilized pediatric cervical spine.  Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol. 17, no. 1. (February): e10.
  • Ortega JA; Douglass EC; Feusner JH; Reynolds M; Quinn JJ; Finegold MJ; Haas JE; King DR; Liu-Mares W; Sensel MG; Krailo MD. 2000. Randomized comparison of cisplatin/vincristine/fluorouracil and cisplatin/continuous infusion doxorubicin for treatment of pediatric hepatoblastoma: A report from the Children's Cancer Group and the Pediatric Oncology Group.  Journal Of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 18, no. 14. (July): e2665.
  • Cook CH; Melvin WS; Groner J; Allen E; King DR. 2000. A cost effective thorascopic treatment strategy for pdeiatric spontaneous pneumothorax.  Pediatric Directions.
  • King DR; Groner J. 2000. Renal Neospasms. In Pediatric Surgery 3rd Ed. Edited by Ashcraft KW. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co..
  • Iler MA; King DR; Ginn-Pease ME; O'Dorisio TM; Sotos JF. 1999. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A: a 25-year review.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 34, no. 1. (January): e92.
  • Cook CH; Bhattacharyya N; King DR. 1998. Aortobronchial fistula after expandable metal stent insertion for pediatric bronchomalacia.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 33, no. 8. (August): e1306.
  • Collins MD; Dajani AS; Kim KS; King DR; Kaplan SL; Azimi PH; Kolokathis A; Swanson R. 1998. Comparison of ampicillin/sulbactam plus aminoglycoside vs. ampicillin plus clindamycin plus aminoglycoside in the treatment of intraabdominal infections in children. The Multicenter Group.  The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Vol. 17, no. 3 Suppl. (March): eS15.
  • King DR. 1998. Malignant liver tumors. In Pediatric Surgery. Edited by O'Neill JA Jr.. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.
  • Van Tornout JM; Buckley JD; Quinn JJ; Feusner JH; Krailo MD; King DR; Hammond GD; Ortega JA. 1997. Timing and magnitude of decline in alpha-fetoprotein levels in treated children with unresectable or metastatic hepatoblastoma are predictors of outcome: a report from the Children's Cancer Group.  Journal Of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 15, no. 3. (March): e1190.
  • King DR; Patrick LE; Ginn-Pease ME; McCoy KS; Klopfenstein K. 1997. Pulmonary function is compromised in children with mediastinal lymphoma.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 32, no. 2. (February): e294.
  • Waissbluth A; Handler E; King DR; Qualman S; Stafford P. 1997. Esophageal stenosis resulitng from tracheobronchial remnants.  Resident & Staff Physician.
  • Wright CC; Cohen DM; Vegunta RK; Davis JT; King DR. 1996. Intrathoracic cystic hygroma: a report of three cases.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 31, no. 10. (October): e1430.
  • Martinez DA; O'Dorisio MS; O'Dorisio TM; Qualman SJ; Caniano DA; Teich S; Besner GE; King DR. 1995. Intraoperative detection and resection of occult neuroblastoma: a technique exploiting somatostatin receptor expression.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 30, no. 11. (November): e1580.
  • Groner JI; Teich S; Schauer GM; King DR. 1995. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia and profound prematurity: report of a survivor.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 30, no. 9. (September): e1370.
  • Martinez DA; King DR; Romshe C; Lozano RA; Morris JD; O'Dorisio MS; Martin E Jr. 1995. Intraoperative identification of parathyroid gland pathology: a new approach.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 30, no. 9. (September): e1306.
  • Tubergen DG; Krailo MD; Meadows AT; Rosenstock J; Kadin M; Morse M; King DR; Steinherz PG; Kersey JH. 1995. Comparison of treatment regimens for pediatric lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a Childrens Cancer Group study.  Journal Of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 13, no. 6. (June): e1368.
  • Azizkhan RG; Haase GM; Applebaum H; Dillon PW; Coran AG; King PA; King DR; Hodge DS. 1995. Diagnosis, management, and outcome of cervicofacial teratomas in neonates: a Childrens Cancer Group study.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 30, no. 2. (February): e312.
  • King DR. 1995. Burn prevention.  Columbus Parent - Pediatric Supplement.
  • Albers AR; O'Doisio MS; Martinez DM; Chen F; Hauger M; Wenger GD; Schirmer WA; Olsen J; King DR; Besner G; O'Dorisio TM. 1995. Somatostatin receptor expression in neuroblastoma: relative sensitivity of in vitro and in vivo assays.  Hormone and Metabolic Research Supplement.
  • King DR; Wise WE Jr. 1995. Vascular injuries. In Management of Pediatric Trauma. Edited by Buntain W. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.
  • Martin EW Jr; Martinez DA; O'Dorisio MS; King DR; Orahood RC; Hinkle GH; O'Dorisio TM; Barnes JA; Thurston MO. 1994. Future directions for the RIGS technology; other cancer applications, targeting agents and instruments. In Radioimmunoguided Surgery the Detection and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Edited by Martin EW. Austin: RG Landes Company.
  • Dietrich AM; James CD; King DR; Ginn-Pease ME; Cecalupo AJ. 1994. Head trauma in children with congenital coagulation disorders.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 29, no. 1. (January): e28.
  • Dietrich AM; Bowman MJ; Ginn-Pease ME; Kosnik E; King DR. 1993. Pediatric head injuries: can clinical factors reliably predict an abnormality on computed tomography?.  Annals Of Emergency Medicine. Vol. 22, no. 10. (October): e1535.
  • Martinez DA; King DR; Ginn-Pease ME; Haase GM; Wiener ES. 1992. Resection of the primary tumor is appropriate for children with stage IV-S neuroblastoma: an analysis of 37 patients.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 27, no. 8. (August): e1016.
  • Harris BH; Barlow BA; Ballantine TV; Cooper A; Karp MP; King DR; Templeton JM Jr; Wesson DE. 1992. American Pediatric Surgical Association principles of pediatric trauma care.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 27, no. 4. (April): e423.
  • King DR. 1992. Renal Neoplasms. In Pediatric Surgery 2nd Edition. Edited by Ashcraft KW & Holder TM. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.
  • King DR. 1992. Home health care.  Pediatric Directions. Vol. 3, no. 2. (January): 12-13.
  • Ortega JA; Krailo MD; Haas JE; King DR; Ablin AR; Quinn JJ; Feusner J; Campbell JR; Lloyd DA; Cherlow J. 1991. Effective treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatoblastoma with cisplatin and continuous infusion doxorubicin chemotherapy: a report from the Childrens Cancer Study Group.  Journal Of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Clinical Oncology. Vol. 9, no. 12. (December): e2167.
  • Khazaeli MB; Saleh MN; Liu TP; Meredith RF; Wheeler RH; Baker TS; King DR; Secher D; Allen L; Rogers K. 1991. Pharmacokinetics and immune response of 131I-chimeric mouse/human B72.3 (human gamma 4) monoclonal antibody in humans.  Cancer Research. Vol. 51, no. 20. (October): e5461.
  • Ginn-Pease ME; King DR; Tarnowski KJ; Green L; Young G; Linscheid TR. 1991. Psychosocial adjustment and physical growth in children with imperforate anus or abdominal wall defects.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 26, no. 9. (September): e1129.
  • King DR; Ortega J; Campbell J; Haas J; Ablin A; Lloyd D; Newman K; Quinn J; Krailo M; Feusner J. 1991. The surgical management of children with incompletely resected hepatic cancer is facilitated by intensive chemotherapy.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 26, no. 9. (September): e1074.
  • Tarnowski KJ; King DR; Green L; Ginn-Pease ME. 1991. Congenital gastrointestinal anomalies: psychosocial functioning of children with imperforate anus, gastroschisis, and omphalocele.  Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology. Vol. 59, no. 4. (August): e587.
  • Dietrich AM; Ginn-Pease ME; Bartkowski HM; King DR. 1991. Pediatric cervical spine fractures: predominantly subtle presentation.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August): e995.
  • Schropp KP; Kaplan S; Golladay ES; King DR; Pokorny W; Mollitt DL; Wise WE Jr; Mason EO. 1991. A randomized clinical trial of ampicillin, gentamicin and clindamycin versus cefotaxime and clindamycin in children with ruptured appendicitis.  Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics. Vol. 172, no. 5. (May): e351.
  • Wright KB; Holan G; Casamassimo PS; King DR. 1991. Alveolar bone loss in two children with short-bowel syndrome receiving total parenteral nutrition.  Journal Of Periodontology. Vol. 62, no. 4. (April): e272.
  • Tarnowski KJ; King DR; Green L: Ginn-Pease ME. 1991. Psychosocial functioning of children with congenital gastrointestinal anomalies.  J Consult Clin Psych. Vol. 4, no. 59. (January): 587-590.
  • Qualman S; Caniano D; King DR; Zipf W. 1991. Ectopic pancreas and the islet cell dysmaturational syndrome.  Annals Of Clinical And Laboratory Science. Vol. 21, no. 1. (January): e19.
  • Caniano DA; Ginn-Pease ME; King DR. 1990. The failed antireflux procedure: analysis of risk factors and morbidity.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 25, no. 10. (October): e1022.
  • King DR. 1990. Preventing Burns.  Pediatric Directions.
  • Lahorra JM; Ginn-Pease ME; King DR. 1989. The prognostic significance of antrhropometric data in childre with advanced solid tumors.  Nutrition and Cancer.
  • King DR. 1989. Standards for nutrition support in hospitalized pediatric patients.  Nutrition in Clinical Practice.
  • Lin YC; King DR; Birken GA; Barson WJ. 1988. Acute scrotum due to Haemophilus influenzae type b.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 23, no. 2. (February): e183.
  • Evans WE; King DR; Hayes JP. 1988. Pediatric vascular trauma.  Ann Vasc Surg.
  • Nahata MC; King DR; Powell DA; Marx SM; Ginn-Pease ME. 1988. Management of catheter-related infections in pediatric patients.  JPEN. Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Vol. 12, no. 1. (January): e58.
  • Schropp KP; Ginn-Pease ME; King DR. 1988. Catheter-related sepsis - a review of the experience wtih Broviac ad Hickman catheters.  Nutrition.
  • King DR; Ginn-Pease ME; Lloyd TV; Hoffman J; Hohenbrink K. 1987. Parenteral nutrition with associated cholelithiasis: another iatrogenic disease of infants and children.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 22, no. 7. (July): e593.
  • Birken GA; Schropp KP; Boles ET Jr; King DR. 1986. Discharge planning for children with perforated appendicitis.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 21, no. 7. (July): e592.
  • Harmel RP Jr; Vane DW; King DR. 1986. Burn care in children: special considerations.  Clinics In Plastic Surgery. Vol. 13, no. 1. (January): e95.
  • King DR. 1986. Ovarian cysts and tumors. In Pediatric Surgery 4th Edition. Edited by Welch KJ. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc..
  • McClead RE; Gregoire RP; Gardner H; Thompson M; McClung HJ; Kerzner B; King DR; Boyce J; Reiner C. 1985. Intensive care management of an infant lowland gorilla: complications.  Journal Of The American Veterinary Medical Association. Vol. 187, no. 11. (December): e1282.
  • King DR; Komer M; Hoffman J; Ginn-Pease ME; Stanley ME; Powell D; Harmel RP Jr. 1985. Broviac catheter sepsis: the natural history of an iatrogenic infection.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 20, no. 6. (December): e728.
  • Vane DW; Harmel RP Jr; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1985. The effectiveness of Nissen fundoplication in neurologically impaired children with gastroesophageal reflux.  Surgery. Vol. 98, no. 4. (October): e662.
  • King DR. 1985. Trauma in infancy and childhood: initial evaluation and management.  Pediatric Clinics Of North America. Vol. 32, no. 5. (October): e1299.
  • Ginn-Pease ME; Pantalos D; King DR. 1985. TPN-associated hyperbilirubinemia: a common problem in newborn surgical patients.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 20, no. 4. (August): e436.
  • King DR; Lobe TE; Haase GM; Boles ET Jr. 1985. Current management of the injured spleen. In The Injured Child. Edited by Brooks BF. Houston: University of Texas Press.
  • Vane D; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1984. Secondary thyroid neoplasms in pediatric cancer patients: increased risk with improved survival.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 19, no. 6. (December): e855.
  • King DR; Browne AF; Birken GA; Hilty MD; Kerzner B; Boles ET Jr. 1983. Antibiotic management of complicated appendicitis.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 18, no. 6. (December): e945.
  • Chidi CC; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1983. An ultrastructural study of the intimal injury induced by an indwelling umbilical artery catheter.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 18, no. 2. (April): e109.
  • Zollinger RW 2nd; King DR. 1983. A useful technique for the preservation of central venous access in children.  Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics. Vol. 156, no. 1. (January): e87.
  • King DR. 1983. Intestinal ischemia in infancy and childhood. In Intestinal Ischemia. Edited by Cooperman M. New York: Futura Publishing Company.
  • King DR. 1983. Neuroblastoma.  Audio-Digest Urology. Vol. 6, no. 6. (January).
  • King DR; Lobe TE; Haase GM; Boles ET Jr. 1981. Selective management of injured spleen.  Surgery. Vol. 90, no. 4. (October): e677.
  • Sfakianakis GN; Anderson GF; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1981. The effect of gastrointestinal hormones on the pertechnetate imaging of ectopic gastric mucosa in experimental Meckel's diverticulum.  Journal Of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society Of Nuclear Medicine. Vol. 22, no. 8. (August): e678.
  • King DR; Clatworthy HW Jr. 1981. The pediatric patient with sarcoma.  Seminars In Oncology. Vol. 8, no. 2. (June): e215.
  • Clatworthy HW Jr.; King DR. 1981. Necrotizing enterocolitis. In General Surgery, Current Principles in Practice. Edited by Zollinger RM. New York: LeJacq Publishing Company.
  • Clatworthy HW Jr.; King DR. 1981. Neonatal surgical emergencies II. In General Surgery, Current Principles in Practice. Edited by Zollinger RM. New York: LeJacq Publishing Company.
  • Clatworthy HW Jr.; King DR. 1981. The cryptochid patient: recent advances. In General Surgery, Current Prinicples in Practice. Edited by Zollinger RM. New York: LeJacq Publishing Company.
  • Clatworthy HW Jr.; King DR. 1981. Neonatal surgical emergencies I. In General Surgery, Current Principles in Practice. New York: LeJacq Publishing Company.
  • Anderson GF; Sfakianakis G; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1980. Hormonal enhancement of technetium-99m pertechnetate uptake in experimental Meckel's diverticulum.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 15, no. 6. (December): e900.
  • Lobe TE; Anderson GF; King DR; Boles ET Jr. 1980. An improved method of wound management for pediatric patients.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 15, no. 6. (December): e886.
  • King DR; Savrin R; Boles ET Jr. 1980. Gastroschisis update.  Journal Of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 15, no. 4. (August): e553.
  • Scoles PV; King DR. 1980. Traumatic aneurysm of the descending geniculate artery: a complication of suction drainage in the synovectomy for hemophilic arthropathy.  Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
  • King DR; Lack EE. 1979. Adrenal cortical carcinoma: a clinical and pathologic study of 49 cases.  Cancer. Vol. 44, no. 1. (July): e239.
  • Murphy JP Jr; King DR; Dubois A. 1979. Treatment of gastric hypersecretion with cimetidine in the short-bowel syndrome.  The New England Journal Of Medicine. Vol. 300, no. 2. (January): e80.
  • Clatworthy HW Jr.; King DR. 1979. Pediatric Surgery. In General Surgery Current principles in Practice. Edited by Zollinger RM. Huntington Station, NY: Physician Programs, Inc..
  • King DR; Buck D; Kleinman PB; Connor TM. 1978. Congenital mesoblastic nephroma.  American Journal Of Diseases Of Children (1960). Vol. 132, no. 11. (November): e1139.
  • Lack EE; Clark MA; Buck DR; King DR. 1978. Cysts of the parathyroid gland: report of two cases and review of the literature.  The American Surgeon. Vol. 44, no. 6. (June): e376.
  • Murphy JP; King DR; Dubois A. 1978. Effect of cimetidine on gastric acid secretion and fractional emptying in short bowel syndrome.  Surgical Forum. Vol. 29, no. January: e423.
  • Stanford JR; King DR; Evans WE. 1978. Reslts of surgical vs. nonsurgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.  Vasc Surg.
  • King DR; Marchildon MB. 1977. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage. An unusual complication of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.  The Journal Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery. Vol. 73, no. 2. (February): e316.
  • Kleinman P; King DR. 1977. Necrotizing jejunitis secondary to anastomotic obstruction following jejunal atresia repair.  Gastrointest Radiol.
  • Stanford FR; Carey LC; King DR; Anderson GW. 1976. Adverse effects of elemental diets on tolerance for fluorouracil (5-fu) toxicity in rats.  Surgical Forum. Vol. 27, no. 62. (January): e42.
  • Stanford JR; King DR; Pace WG. 1975. Investigation of the effects of vitamin A on 5-fluorouracil toxicity in the rat.  Review Of Surgery. Vol. 32, no. 6. (November): e447.
  • King DR; Evans WE. 1975. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: immediate results and extended outlook.  Vascular Surgery. Vol. 9, no. 1. (January): e46.
  • Behm V; Murchie G; King DR. 1974. Nutritional care of the patient following gastric surgery.  Dietetic Currents.
  • Zollinger RM; King DR; Sanzenbacher LJ. 1974. Pancreatic tumors and the first hormones.  Médecine & Chirurgie Digestives. Vol. 3, no. 2. (January): e81.
  • Sanzenbacher LJ; King DR; Zollinger RM. 1973. Prognostic implications of calcium-mediated gastrin levels in the ulcerogenic syndrome.  American Journal Of Surgery. Vol. 125, no. 1. (January): e116.
  • Sanzenbacher LJ; Mekhjian HS; King DR; Zollinger RM. 1972. Studies on the potential role of secretin in the islet cell tumor diarrheogenic syndrome.  Annals Of Surgery. Vol. 176, no. 3. (September): e394.
  • Mekhjian HD, King DR, Sanzenbacher LJ, Zollinger RM. 1972. Glucagon and secretin inhibit water and electrolyte transpot in the human jejunum.  Gastroenterology.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
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