Medical Director,
Marin General Hospital
Associate Professor,
University of California at San Francisco

Isabelle N. King, MD serves as the Medical Director of Palliative Care at Marin General Hospital.  She is focused on optimizing medical decision making and quality of life for patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illness. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Hospice and Palliative Care, and is committed to providing excellent palliative care to all patients regardless of age or prognosis.  Her specific interests include meeting the needs of pediatric and adult patients with congenitally acquired illness and exploring the basis of ethical decision-making around the use of genetic and genomic information.

Dr. King received her medical school training at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  She received her Pediatric training at Yale New Haven Hospital and her Pediatric Critical Care training at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  She completed her Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center. She has published in the field of gene regulation and cell specification and has received grants and awards from the American Heart Association, The March of Dimes Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

My work as a pediatric critical care physician (ICU) has given me an intimate perspective on life threatening illnesses and its impact on patients and their families. This experience prompted me to pursue additional specialty training in Hospice and Palliative Care. Acquiring adult-focused training has broadened my pain and symptom management expertise and has allowed me to gain significant experience working with the adult population.