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Earl D. King, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Director, Respiratory Care 

Treatment Focus

Thoracic Oncology; Chemotherapy-Induced Lung Disease; Pulmonary Critical Care; Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Key Awards

  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2016
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, 2009-2012, 2014-2016
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-2014
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Sleep Disorders Center; Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
  • Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Phila., Pa., Chief Resident.
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., 1986

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine;
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Memberships

  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections Panel
  • American College of Chest Physicians;
  • American Thoracic Society;
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2016
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2009-2012, 2014-2016
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-2014
Patient Stories

Michelle Palandro

Sarcoma

Michelle Palandro

Sarcoma

In the spring of 2011, Michelle Palandro noticed a hard bump on her hip so she had her doctor check it out. The doctor ordered an X-ray which showed “fatty tissue in normal limits.” She followed her doctor’s recommendation and didn't worry about it, especially because she was so healthy and active. Then in July, after a moderate mountain hike, she developed excruciating pain in her lower leg. She went to a general surgeon to have the growth removed the following month. Tests revealed she had malignant stage 3 liposarcoma, a type of tumor that grows within the fat cells in deep soft tissue.

Michelle Santangelo

Sarcoma

Michelle Santangelo

Sarcoma

In the spring of 2011, Michelle Santangelo noticed a hard bump on her hip, so she had her doctor check it out. The doctor ordered an X-ray which showed “fatty tissue in normal limits.” She followed her doctor’s recommendation, and didn't worry about it, especially because she was so healthy and active. Then in July, after a moderate mountain hike, she developed excruciating pain in her lower leg. She went to a general surgeon to have the growth removed the following month.

Hank Gross

Sarcoma

Hank Gross

Sarcoma

In 2004, Hank Gross knew he was ill and asked how much time he had left. "Night sweats and fever led to finding a ten pound tumor growing on my right kidney." Hank had a retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Robert Crossfield

Colorectal Cancer;  Kidney Cancer

Robert Crossfield

Colorectal Cancer;  Kidney Cancer

In the summer of 2007, Robert Crossfield was digging a trench for new drain line outside of his home. When he finished, his wife Joan noticed a lump on the right side of his chest through his tank top. As a father of five boys, including triplets, this 30-year Philadelphia fireman was concerned about the lump and made an appointment with his primary doctor.

Pete Vaccaro

Testicular Cancer

Pete Vaccaro

Testicular Cancer

Peter Vaccaro's journey with testicular cancer began in 1998, when he was just 31. Suffering from chronic back pain, Pete underwent an X-ray. "The next thing I knew, my family doctor called to say he needed to see me and my wife in his office," recalls Pete. "When I insisted he tell me why, he explained that they saw a mass on my abdomen. It looked like cancer. My world literally slowed down. This was completely out of the blue."