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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
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Surgery For Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenexal Mass
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Mullerian Anomaly
  • Myomas
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Leiomyomata
  • Uterine Mass
  • Vaginal Bleeding
View all 13 Specialties +
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Biography

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

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2014

Fellowship - Magee Womens Hospital
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2014

Residency - Baystate Medical Center
OB/GYN
Springfield, MA USA
2012

Medical Education - Michigan State U. Coll. of Osteopathy
East Lansing, MI USA
2008

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
Physiology
East Lansing, MI USA
2004

Additional Training

  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery 2012-2014
  • Masters in Medical Education 2012-2014
  • APGO/CREOG Surgical Education Scholars Program 2016-2018

Certifications

  • 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 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 1/26/2022, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

44 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. King was very thorough and made sure to reach out via phone call when the zoom call disconnected. She was very kind in explaining every possible scenario for my condition and happily answered me questions and listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Once again Dr. King was amazing and I'm really glad I am being treated at Cleveland Clinic now. Unfortunately I couldn't get my zoom call to work but the continuity of care was spot on and we were able to address everything over the phone. Quality of care was from Dr. King was exactly the same as in office

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. King has excellent communication skills, both in person and over a video call.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. King is an excellent doctor and a great listener - I really feel like she listens to what I have to say and takes all of my thoughts into consideration when prescribing treatment. I have no complaints about her.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. King is a knowledgeable and empathetic surgeon/gynecologist. I felt very heard and I'm grateful to be in her care.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Hands down, best experience I've ever had with any doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Was on hold for a long period of time but the scheduler was helpful and kind. Dr. King is in demand and I had to schedule an appointment far in advance.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Great experience all around with Dr. King. I felt very heard and acknowledged. The PA or Nurse who brought me into the room was also sympathetic and courteous but I cannot remember her name.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Amazing, best experience I've ever had with a doctor and I've had a lot of doctors over the years.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

First time I saw Dr. King. She was very kind and listened.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

I have had bad experiences with other doctors, so it says a lot that I didn't with her!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Did not do a video call, simply talked on the phone. Dr. King answered all my questions and gave me all information needed

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

This has been a long completed case and this is the first provider in a few that I feel really took the time to listen. THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. King was wonderful as usual. She explained everything in detail and answered all of my many questions. I can tell Dr. King actually cares about her patients and truly wants to help. I have already recommended her to other patients with endometriosis and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Again, Dr. King was great and I'd highly recommend her. The video visit format was also ideal as I live out of state.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. King had great bed side manor and listened to my concerns. She told me I was in control of my health and gave me options. The staff and her were excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. King listened to me and we made all decisions with my input.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

It was a very good experience. Dr. King answered all my questions and really brought me some peace regarding how to proceed with my case.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr. King was very kind and listened to all my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr. King was amazing ! She made me feel that what I have going on she can help. She listened to my husband and I . She looked us directly in the eyes and I knew she was listening . She was so kind and comforting ! She was definitely worth the wait !

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Outstanding service from Dr King . She explained everything while listening to my concern and laid out the options that related to my medical issues.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. King is an incredibly caring and knowledgeable physician. She explains everything thoroughly, leaving me with a feeling of confidence and comfort while in her care.

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