Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Appoints Landon King as Executive Vice Dean
Landon S. King
Landon S. King, M.D., has assumed additional duties as the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's executive vice dean. King is currently the David Marine Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and vice dean for research. As executive vice dean, King will assist the dean in overseeing operations and program development in the School of Medicine.
King received his medical degree in 1989 from Vanderbilt University and first came to Hopkins that year as an intern in the Osler medical service. As a postdoctoral fellow and later, after joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 1997, he undertook important studies of water channels in the lung with 2003 Nobel Laureate Peter Agre. In 2005, he was selected to be the director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
King was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2006 for his work on aquaporin water channels. His research currently focuses on mechanisms regulating repair of lung injury.