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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. King is a member of the University of Wisconsin Obstetrics/Gynecology Division of Gynecology, and specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and was elected to serve as an active board member on the AAGL Fellowship Board as well as the AAGL Education Committee. Dr. King is a two-time recipient of the Golden Laparoscope Award, AAGL's most prestigious award.

 

Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. She also looks forward to similar work in Ethiopia, where she will teach minimally invasive surgical techniques.

 

Dr. King serves as the co-director of the OB/GYN medical school clerkship as well as co-director of the resident simulation center for OB/GYN residents. She has earned multiple teaching awards for education endeavors for both medical students and residents.

Specialties

Gynecology

Bladder Lacerations

Cold Knife Conization

Colposcopy

Cystoscopy

Ectopic Pregnancy

Endometriosis Surgery

Gender Services - Hysterectomy

Hymenectomy

Hysterectomy

Hysterosalpingography

Hysteroscopy

Laparatomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Oophorectomy

Ovarian Cyst

Presacral Neurectomy

Robotic Myomectomy

Surgery for Uterine Fibroids

Trachelectomy

Tubal Ligation

Tubal Reanastamosis

Ureteral Stent Placement

Uterosacral Vaginal Vault Suspension

Vaginal Reconstruction

Vulvar, Vaginal or Cervical Lesion Excision

Clinics

UnityPoint Health - Meriter
(608) 263-6240 | | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowship

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


Residency Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Medical School Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
Research

Dr. King's primary research focus includes postoperative pain regimens after laparoscopic surgery and surgical simulation models for surgical education.


Publications

King C, Mansuria S. “Techniques and Approaches to Ureter Identification and Dissection”. Video accepted as Oral Poster at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 5/2015.

 

King C, Lee T. “Principles and Techniques of Laparoscopic Dissection”. Video accepted for presentation as Oral Poster at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 3/2015.

 

King C, Mansuria S. “Techniques and Approaches to Ureter Identification and Dissection”. Video accepted as Oral Poster at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 3/2015.

 

King C, Mansuria S. “Laparoscopic techniques for ureter identification and ureterolysis”. Video presented as Oral Poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 11/2014.

 

King C, Lum D. “Innovative surgical simulation exercises for teaching laparoscopy using a live pig model”. Video presented as poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 11/2014.

 

Louie M, King C, Lee, T. “Approach to laparoscopic hysterectomy of large fibroid uteri”. Video presented as Oral Poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 11/2014.

 

Louie M, King C, Lum D, Mansuria S. “Iatrogenic Bladder Injury During Dilation and Curettage: Mechanism of Injury and Laparoscopic Repair”. Video presented as Video Poster at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 3/2014.

 

King C, Lee T. “Surgical Techniques and Applications of Monopolar Energy”. Video presented as Oral Poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 11/2013. Awarded Golden Laparoscope Award 2013 and Best Video on Education 2013.

 

Hammons L, King C, Donnellan N, Lee T. “Vasopressin Hydrodissection for Ovarian Cysts: A Demonstration of Technique”. Video presented as Oral Poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 11/2013. Awarded Best Video on Laparoscopic Surgeries Award 2013.

 

King C, Lee T. “Surgical Considerations for Sacrocolpoperineopexy”. Video presented as full Video Presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Charleston, NC, 4/2013.

 

King C, Lee T. “Surgical Foundations in Presacral Anatomy”. Video presented as Oral Poster at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 11/2012. Awarded Golden Laparoscope Award 2012.

 

King C, Jones K, Harmanli O. “Simplified LeFort Colpocleisis with Incorporated Perineorraphy for the General Gynecologist”, abridged version. Video presented at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, 2012.

 

Robinson C, Greenberg E, Myers T. “DaVinci Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy”. Video presented at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2011.

 

Robinson C,  Jones K, Harmanli O. “Simplified LeFort Colpocleisis with Incorporated Perineorraphy for the General Gynecologist”, full version. Video presented at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2011.

 

Robinson C, Greenberg E. “Single Port Laparoscopy”. Video presented at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2010. Also, included on National SURFF DVD Fall 2010.

 

Article Publications

 

Chamsy D, King C, Lee T. The use of barbed suture for bladder and bowel repair. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Feb 4. pii: S1553-4650(15)00140-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2015.01.030. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Tunitsky-Bitton E, King CR, Ridgeway B, Barber MD, Lee T, Muffly T, Paraiso MF, Jelovsek JE. Development and validation of a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy simulation model for surgical training. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):612-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.12.124. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

 

King CR, Mansuria S. Pelvic pain in the presence of wandering spleen. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):549-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.02.007. No abstract available.

 

Sharpless KE, King CR, Schnatz PF. Adherence to practice guidelines for atypical glandular cells on cervical cytology. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013 Jan;121(1):47-53. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21211. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

 

Jones K, Harmanli O, Robinson CA, Esin S, Citil A, Knee A. Effect of concomitant oophorectomy on the perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic hysterectomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Apr;117(1):84-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.11.007. Epub 2012 Jan 18.


PubMed Articles
Abd-Elsayed A Lee S King C Retrograde placement of spinal cord stimulator leads for treating resistant pelvic pain. Saudi J Anaesth . 2017 Jul-Sep;11(3):366-367
[PubMed ID: 28757851]
King CR Giles D Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am . 2016 Sep;43(3):463-78
[PubMed ID: 27521879]
King CR Lum D Techniques in minimally invasive surgery for advanced endometriosis. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol . 2016 Aug;28(4):316-22
[PubMed ID: 27273310]
King CR Donnellan N Guido R Ecker A Althouse AD Mansuria S Development and Validation of a Laparoscopic Simulation Model for Suturing the Vaginal Cuff. Obstet Gynecol . 2015 Oct;126 Suppl 4:27S-35S
[PubMed ID: 26375557]
Chamsy D King C Lee T The use of barbed suture for bladder and bowel repair. J Minim Invasive Gynecol . 2015 May-Jun;22(4):648-52
[PubMed ID: 25659867]
Tunitsky-Bitton E King CR Ridgeway B Barber MD Lee T Muffly T Paraiso MF Jelovsek JE Development and validation of a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy simulation model for surgical training. J Minim Invasive Gynecol . 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):612-8
[PubMed ID: 24462591]
King CR Mansuria S Pelvic pain in the presence of wandering spleen. J Minim Invasive Gynecol . 2013 Sep-Oct;20(5):549-50
[PubMed ID: 24034535]
Sharpless KE King CR Schnatz PF Adherence to practice guidelines for atypical glandular cells on cervical cytology. Cancer Cytopathol . 2013 Jan;121(1):47-53
[PubMed ID: 22693041]