It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Thomas K.C. King, Past President of CAMS. Dr. King passed away on June 1, 2019 at his home in Manhattan. He was 84.

Dr. King was involved with CAMS when it was still the American Chinese Medical Society (ACMS) and was President in 1984.  Dr. King was also President of the New York Trudeau Society, a founder of  the Briscoe Lung Club (New York), and part of the Clinical Faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine from 1970 until 2017. Dr. King was the recipient of the prestigious Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award from Weill Cornell Medicine College in 1982.   Dr. King made significant contributions to research in the field of pulmonary medicine. His full view obituary can be found here.

The CAMS Board of Directors and Administration expresses its deepest condolences to the King family. In lieu of flower the family asked that contributions may be made to Weill Cornell Medicine, Thomas K. C. King, M.D. Pulmonary Fellow Research Fund, 1300 York Avenue, Box 314, New York, NY 10065, or online at




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