Maurice King III, MD, joins Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Baton Rouge, La. – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Maurice King III, MD, radiation oncologist, joined Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s medical staff on July 1.

Maurice King III, MDKing obtained his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2005. He also earned two masters of science degrees, first from Tulane University, in cellular and molecular biology, and then from Augusta University in Augusta, Ga., in clinical and translational science.

He earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed an internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He also carried out a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss..

King has previous experience working at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, having performed an elective in radiation oncology at the Cancer Center’s main location on Essen Lane while in medical school.

King’s father, Maurice King Jr., has served the community as a radiation oncologist for nearly 30 years and currently works at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. With the addition of King, the Cancer Center’s radiation oncology group expands to a total of 12 physicians, giving these providers the opportunity to work together as part of the largest radiation oncology group in the region.

“We are delighted to have Dr. King III join our radiation oncology team,” said Kate Castle, MD, medical director, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “His wealth of experience, across several scientific disciplines, will further add to the already extensive knowledge among our medical staff.”

King will work at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s main Essen Lane location and the Bluebonnet location on the campus of Baton Rouge General.

About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s largest cancer care organization and has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 50 years. Founded in Baton Rouge in 1971 by a group of community leaders, the Cancer Center now serves every region of Louisiana and communities across southwest Mississippi. With the most expansive team of highly-trained oncologists leveraging innovative therapies and technologies, Mary Bird Perkins is offering the most personalized treatment options available in the Gulf South. The Cancer Center’s emphasis on community-based care allows patients to access these resources close to home. From early detection through our innovative Prevention on the Go screening and education program, to diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer, Mary Bird Perkins offers a wide array of individualized support services to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. For more information, visit