Cara King, DO

Cara King, DO
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Department Women's Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Presacral Neurectomy
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Fibroids
  • Laparoscopic Rudimentary Horn Excision
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Surgery For Endometriosis
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenexal Mass
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Mullerian Anomaly
  • Myomas
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Leiomyomata
  • Uterine Mass
  • Vaginal Bleeding
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About Cara King, DO

Dr. King is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She completed her residency training at Tufts University, Baystate Medical Center in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, she also obtained her Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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 Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Executive Board. She is an advocate for promoting evidence based care, education, and research for transgender health and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Surgical education remains a priority and her research interests are focused within competency based medical education and simulation based assessments. Dr. King is a two-time recipient of the Golden Laparoscope Award, AAGL's most prestigious video award. She completed course work in the Surgical Education Scholars Program through APGO/CREOG in 2018.

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 Associate Program Director of the MIGS fellowship. She has earned multiple teaching awards for education endeavors for both medical students and residents, including the Ellen Hartenbach Award in 2018 for Innovation in Simulation.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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

Residency - Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA USA

Medical Education - Michigan State U. Coll. of Osteopathy
East Lansing, MI USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery 2012-2014

    Masters in Medical Education 2012-2014

    APGO/CREOG Surgical Education Scholars Program 2016-2018


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

Fibroids, Endometriosis, Adnexal masses, Adenomyosis, Mullerian anomalies, Isthmocele repair, Abnormal uterine bleeding

Awards & Honors

  • 2018    The Ellen M. Hartenbach Award for Creativityand Innovation in Simulation Education. Selected by the residents and given tothe faculty who has made the greatest contribution in simulation education.


    2017    Jay M. Cooper Endowed Award for the Best Paperin Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the AAGL 46th Global Congressfor “Intravenous acetaminophen versus saline inpostoperative analgesia after laparoscopic hysterectomy: A randomized, doubleblind, placebo controlled trial”


    2015 American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology AnnualConference. Best Video Award for “Laparoscopic ureterolysis: Techniques and approaches to ureter identificationanddissection”


    2015    Societyof Gynecologic SurgeonsAnnual Conference. Best Video Award for “Laparoscopic ureterolysis: Techniques and approaches to ureter identification anddissection”


    2015    APGO/CREOGAnnual Conference. Second place oral presentation award for “Development and Validation of Laparoscopic Simulation Model forSuturing the Vaginal Cuff”


    2014    FellowMedical Education Award.  Selectedby Magee-Womens Hospital OB/GYNresidents as the fellowwho provided outstanding educationinGynecology.


    2013    GoldenLaparoscope Award.  Awarded to the top laparoscopic videoat the American Association ofGynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.


    2013    Best Videoon Education Award givento the top video in education at the AmericanAssociation of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.


    2013    Best Videoon Laparoscopic Surgeries Award givento the top laparoscopic video at theAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.


    2012    GoldenLaparoscope Award.  Awarded to the top laparoscopic videoat the American Association ofGynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.


    2012    Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award from theSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.


    2012    ResidentTeacher Award. Selected by Baystate MedicalCenter OB/GYN residents as the resident whoprovided outstanding education.


    2011    ResidentTeacher of the Year Award. Selected by Tufts UniversityMedical School as a resident to be recognized for accomplished teaching in the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship atBaystate Medical Center.


    2010    ResidentTeacher of the Year Award.  Selectedby Tufts UniversityMedical School as a resident to be recognized for accomplished teaching in the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship atBaystate Medical Center.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/13/2019, Dr. King has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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