Mary Alice King, MD, MPH

Mary Alice King, MD, MPH

Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

On staff since February 2008

Children's Title: Medical Director, Harborview PICU

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Mary A. King, MD, MPH is Medical Director of the Pediatric Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center and attending physician at both Harborview and Seattle Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Seattle Children’s and her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

    King has worked to create a new primary pediatric intensivist service at Harborview that serves as a multi-disciplinary ICU service for children with traumatic disease.  She is focused on improving the intersection between pediatric critical care and community with special interest in improving pediatric trauma systems and outcomes as well as pediatric disaster preparedness.  She serves as a vital liason to the King County Healthcare Coalition and is actively engaged in improving regional access to pediatric disaster resources. 

    • Alexaus Wenatchee wa 11.24.13

      Dr. King showed us so much compassion when our daughter was ill. She gave us comfort and helped us fell good about the decisions we had to make. A great doctor who gives a lot to her job.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
  • Other Publications

    • King MA, Koelemay K, Zimmerman J, Rubinson L
      Geographical maldistribution of pediatric medical resources in Seattle-King County.
      20845319 Prehospital and disaster medicine : the official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine in association with the Acute Care Foundation, 2010 July : 326-32
    • King MA, Kanal KM, Relyea-Chew A, Bittles M, Vavilala MS, Hollingworth W
      Radiation exposure from pediatric head CT: a bi-institutional study.
      19554322 Pediatric radiology, 2009 Oct. : 1059-65
    • King MA, Garrison MM, Vavilala MS, Zimmerman JJ, Rivara FP
      Complications associated with arterial catheterization in children.
      18496411 Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 2008 July : 367-71
    • Tucker MA, Fraser MC, Goldstein AM, Struewing JP, King MA, Crawford JT, Chiazze EA, Zametkin DP, Fontaine LS, Clark WH Jr
      A natural history of melanomas and dysplastic nevi: an atlas of lesions in melanoma-prone families.
      12115352 Cancer, 2002 Jun 15 : 3192-209


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA