Dr. King is Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences and Emergency Medicine Education at UT Southwestern.  He also serves the Department of Emergency Medicine as Chief of EMS Quality Management, analyzing performance of prehospital emergency medical care in more than a dozen municipalities in the Dallas area.

Dr. King co-authored Dallas County’s Shelter Medical and Mental Health Guidelines and co-developed consensus-based core competencies for disaster responders.  He is co-creator of a number of disaster-responder training programs to build critical disaster workforce competencies.  Topics include mass triage, personal protective equipment, and decontamination.  Most recently he co-authored a CDC-funded training program, "Psychosocial-Behavioral Response to Radiological and Nuclear Disasters."

He is a member of the American Heart Association/Caruth project volunteer advisory board, the Dallas Disaster Medical Operations Center (DMOC), the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and the DFW Disaster Behavioral Health Workgroup.  Dr. King was awarded the 2010 Alliance for Continuing Medical Education President's Award for leadership and service in developing and validating a set of professional competencies used to guide the training and development of continuing medical education providers worldwide.

Prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern, Dr. King was a corporate vice president of training and development in the business sector, where he led the design & development, implementation, and evaluation of training and development programs for executives, managers, and employees.  He has experience in diverse industries including health care, aviation, insurance, hospitality, and information services.  He helped lead the airline industry’s transition to increased use of simulation-based training programs for aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers.


Graduate School
University of Illinois Urbana Campus (1988), Education

Research Interest

  • Competency-based education
  • Curriculum development
  • Educational technology
  • EMS education
  • EMS quality management
  • Faculty development


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Role of a Radiology Electronic Notification System in the Emergency Department Setting and its Impact on Patient Care. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Omar, Lena A., King, Richard V., Pease, John, & Omar, Hythem A. J Clin Med Res 2014 6 4 267-271
Developing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction system of care in Dallas County
DelliFraine J, Langabeer J, Segrest W, Fowler R, King R, et al. American Heart Journal 2013 165 6 926-931


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Established Investigator Award
    Southwestern School of Health Professions (2011)
  • Alliance for Continuing Medical Education
    President’s Award for Leadership and Service (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Altshuler Center for Education and Research Core Advisory Board Member (2015)
  • American Counseling Association (2012)
  • American Heart Association/Caruth Volunteer Advisory Board (2010)
  • American Society for Training and Development (1995)
  • International Society for Performance Improvement (1995)