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Thomas S. King, Ph.D.



Dr. King is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He has faculty appointments in both the Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy and the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology.

He has been an NIDA-funded research scientist but now devotes the majority of his efforts and time to teaching, in the School of Medicine (SOM). Dr. King is one of a number of faculty central to the design and implementation of a new and highly innovative, clinically-integrated medical school curriculum at UTHSCSA.

Over the course of more than three decades of teaching in the medical school, Dr. King has received various teaching accolades and awards including the very prestigious University of Texas System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in the summer of 2014. In the spring of 2015, Dr. King was named a Piper Professor (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation). Dr. King is an active member in the University of Texas Academy of Health Sciences Education.

Selected Publications:

Chen EC, Javors MA, Norris C, Siler-Khodr T, Schenken RS, King TS. (2004) Dependence of 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate--stimulated gonadotropin-releasing hormone release on intracellular calcium levels and L-type calcium channels in superfused GT1-7 neurons. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2004 Sep;11(6):393-8.

M.A. Javors, P. Bean, T.S. King, and R.F.Anton. (2003) Biochemical Markers for Alcohol Consumption. In: Handbook of Clinical Alcoholism Treatment (B.A. Johnson, P. Ruiz and M. Galanter, eds.) Baltimore. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp. 62 - 79, 2003.

King TS, McNichol M, Canez MS, Javors MA, Schenken RS. (2001) Effect of acute administration of cocaine on pituitary gonadotrophin secretion in female rats. Reproduction. 2001 Nov;122(5):723-9.

Javors MA, Sanchez JJ, King TS, Rohde AR, Wilson SG, Flores CM. (2001) Extraction and quantification of epibatidine in plasma. J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl. 2001 May 5;755(1-2):379-82.

King TS, Potter D, Kang IS, Norris C, Chen E, Schenken RS, Javors MA. (1999) Concentration dependent effect of muscimol to enhance pulsatile GnRH release from GT1-7 neurons in vitro. Brain Res. 1999 Apr 3;824(1):56-62.

Associate Professor



Ph.D., Anatomy; Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, 1980

B.S., Biology, Davidson College, 1975


Phone: (210) 567-3899