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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
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 12 Specialties +


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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-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, she also obtained her Master's 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 of 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 on 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

Specialty Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 The Ellen M. Hartenbach Award for Creativity and Innovation in Simulation Education. Selected by the residents and given to the faculty who has made the greatest contribution in simulation education.
  • 2017 Jay M. Cooper Endowed Award for the Best Paper in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the AAGL 46th Global Congress for “Intravenous acetaminophen versus saline in postoperative analgesia after laparoscopic hysterectomy: A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial”
  • 2015 American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Conference. Best Video; Award for; “Laparoscopicureterolysis: Techniques and approaches to ureter identification and dissection“
  • 2015 Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Conference. Best Video Award for “Laparoscopicureterolysis: Techniques and approaches to ureter identification and dissection”
  • 2015 APGO/CREOG Annual Conference. Second place oral presentation award for “Development and Validation of Laparoscopic Simulation Model for Suturing the Vaginal Cuff”
  • 2014 Fellow Medical Education Award. Selected by Magee-Women's Hospital OB/GYN residents as the fellow who provided outstanding education in Gynecology.
  • 2013 Golden Laparoscope Award. Awarded to the top laparoscopic video at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.
  • 2013 Best Video on Education Award given to the top video in education at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.
  • 2013 Best Video on Laparoscopic Surgeries Award given to the top laparoscopic video at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.
  • 2012 Golden Laparoscope Award. Awarded to the top laparoscopic video at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Meeting.
  • 2012 Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
  • 2012 Resident Teacher Award. Selected by Baystate Medical Center OB/GYN residents as the resident who provided outstanding education.
  • 2011 Resident Teacher of the Year Award. Selected by Tufts University Medical School as a resident to be recognized for accomplished teaching in the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship at Baystate Medical Center.
  • 2010 Resident Teacher of the Year Award. Selected by Tufts University Medical School as a resident to be recognized for accomplished teaching in the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship at Baystate Medical Center.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/8/2021, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

dr. King was very knowledgeable and listened to my questions and was very respectful.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

it was nice to have the opportunity to meet this provider and ask questions virtually as I live eight hours away from Cleveland clinic. I would definitely pursue further treatment with Dr. King should I decide to proceed with surgery. But I also feel like there is more value to in person appointments as an exam can be conducted and you have a little more time to discuss the situations. My video appointment was scheduled for 30 minutes and it lasted about 15 minutes.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr King is very personable and treats her patients with understanding and her bedside manner is wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I was thoroughly impressed by the care I received with Dr. King. She is caring, professional, a great listener, and confident in her field! So happy I found her! Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr. King is amazing. I could not ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. King is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I had a really pleasant experience with Dr. King she made me feel comfortable and she really listened..

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. King is wonderful! She is so warm, understanding and respectful. I felt so comfortable speaking with her and felt like she really had my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr king has great bed side manners. she is down to earth.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I completely trust Dr. King and her staff. I don't think I would be feeling as happy as I do now without her care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Cara King is a wonderful physician!!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Can't say enough great things about Dr. King.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr King was absolutely amazing from the start of meeting her to the after appointment of my surgery!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. King was exceptional during all my interactions with her. Caring, paying attention, answering all my questions and concerns. Felt like she understood my situation and considered my prior conditions. She was wonderful, cannot recommend her high enough!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I have never experienced better care than here, period. Each and everyone is so personable, patient, kind, understanding and puts me at ease. Dr. King is absolutely amazing, thorough, and empathetic. She has done beautiful work on me before, and I wouldn't trust anyone but her with my body now. Dr. King makes me feel heard.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. King and staff were absolutely amazing! thank you to all that helped me through my surgery, before and after. You are so appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

This was the first time meeting Dr. King. She was recommended to me by Holly Thacker after my gynecologist said the only method to hysterectomy was open abdominal. Dr. King set me at ease right away and included my friend via telephone in the conversation. I knew I was in excellent surgical hands upon departure.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

I now recommend other women with a similar condition to mine to seek care through CCF and ask for Cara King DO ...she's the best ... my sister told me about Linda Bradley MD and that she was an excellent Dr. and worked with a great team of doctors and through her I met Dr. Cara King... from start to finish I was confident that I had come to the right place for my situation...My recovery has been painlessly swift and I am so grateful that Dr. King was the one who did my surgery...

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Sally at Dr. King's office deserves some sort of reward. She has it together, is kind, and ALWAYS delivers on her promise.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

dr. King is very nice and empathetic. I only saw her once but she was great and I hope she is able to figure out the source of my pain. I would definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I would describe my virtual appointment with Dr. King as both excellent and superior! I would score her much higher than "very good."

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I've already recommended Dr. King to a friend with similar issues.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

My husband and I LOVE Dr Cara King!! She was happy to say hi our 5 year old daughter at the end of our video visit, which just made me feel even more like she cares about me as a whole person.

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