Dr. Lowrey King has authored or coauthored more than a dozen major ophthalmology journal articles and has contributed chapters to medical and surgical textbooks on ophthalmic surgery. He has taught and trained over 35 ophthalmology residents, and has mentored both American and International retina fellows while serving as a member of the faculty at MUSC. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is past president of the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology and is current member and past president of the Charleston Ophthalmological Society. He has repeatedly been awarded a place in Best Doctors in America™ over the past ten years and has been selected for membership in Strathmore’s Who’s Who. In 2007, he was recognized by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists – Retina Surgery”. He maintains an academic affiliation with MUSC as an associate clinical professor at the Storm Eye Institute, and is a member in good standing with the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Dr. King received an MD in 1983 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Academic Honor Society. He obtained his residency training in Ophthalmology at MUSC Storm Eye Institute from 1984 through 1987, and served as Chief Resident and Teaching Fellow in 1986. He then completed fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center from 1987 to 1988.
Dr. King served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the MUSC Storm Eye Institute from 1988 through 1993, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director and Chief of the Retina Division of Storm Eye from 1993 through 1999. Since then he has devoted his time and energy to patient care in a private practice setting.