RWJBarnabas Health Names Alexander King, M.D., Regional Director of Breast Radiology for Southern Region

Alexander King, M.D.Eatontown, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health has named Alexander King, M.D. the Regional Director of Breast Radiology for the RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region. A board-certified radiologist, Dr. King is responsible for the overall clinical quality provided at all affiliated breast imaging facilities located at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood and Community Medical Center in Toms River. In addition, Dr. King will collaborate with physician and administrative leadership to develop new programs that improve access to breast imaging services for Monmouth and Ocean counties.

“Dr. King has proven to be an exceptional leader in breast imaging through his work with RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group,” said Bill Arnold, President of the RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region. “His experience and clinical expertise make him highly qualified for this critical role within the RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region. Under his guidance and vision, we look forward to developing new programs that improve access to Breast Imaging services.”

Prior to accepting this position, Dr. King served as attending breast radiologist with RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, providing breast imaging and intervention at all three Southern Regional hospitals. He joined Monmouth Medical Center as an attending physician in July 2016 and has spent the last four years assisting in the growth of the breast health practices across the Southern Region. A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Dr. King, Spring Lake, is proud to serve his local community and help spread awareness for breast health and early detection practices. Presently, he is focused on meeting the needs of patients and the community while maintaining safe practices in the new environment since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

“If you’ve put off any medical care due to COVID-19, please don’t delay it any longer. As a high reliability organization, we’ve taken every precaution to ensure patient safety and continue to provide health care services in adherence to all public health guidance and regulatory policies,” Dr. King says. “Early detection saves lives, and your health is too important to wait. Our team is here to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need to calm any anxiety that you may have about coming to the hospitals or satellite locations.”

Dr. King received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway. He completed his internship in Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. He also completed fellowship training in Breast Imagine and Intervention at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, Livingston. His professional affiliations include the American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging and Radiological Society of New Jersey.

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About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic healthcare system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with 5 million people. The system includes 11 acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

About RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region

The RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region spans Monmouth and Ocean counties and includes three acute care hospitals – Community Medical Center in Toms River, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood and an expansive network of primary and specialty care offices and outpatient centers. The Southern Region’s integrated, comprehensive care network further positions RWJBarnabas Health as a national leader in academic medicine, and high quality, coordinate care to improve the health and wellness of the communities served across the region.

Contact:
Carrie Cristello
973-322-4642
Carrie.Cristello@rwjbh.org