Michael Hol­loway King, M.D.

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFETRIBUTES -

Passed away on Septem­ber 2, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, Cal­i­for­nia at the age of 64. Michael was born on June 25, 1954 in Way­nes­boro, Vir­ginia. He at­tended el­e­men­tary and ju­nior high school in Erie, Penn­syl­va­nia and en­tered the Phillips Ex­eter Academy in Ex­eter, New Hamp­shire at the age of six­teen. Michael ma­tric­u­lated at Har­vard Univer­sity in 1971 and grad­u­ated cum laude in 1975 with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in psy­chol­ogy, Ro­mance lan­guages, and pre-med. He en­tered Har­vard Med­i­cal School and ob­tained a Doc­tor of Medicine in 1980, af­ter which he com­pleted a med­i­cal in­tern­ship at High­land Hos­pi­tal in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia.

Michael prac­ticed medicine in sev­eral lo­ca­tions in the Bay Area with an in­ter­est and ex­per­tise in a com­bi­na­tion of con­ven­tional and al­ter­na­tive medicines. He hosted health pro­grams on ra­dio and also in lo­cal area work­shops, with an em­pha­sis on al­ter­na­tive med­i­cal ap­proaches.

For the past sev­eral years, his in­ter­ests and work shifted to au­thor­ing sev­eral books in­clud­ing Hide and Play Dead: From Mem­oir to Real-time Heal­ing and Over­com­ing Op­pres­sion: Your Guide to a New Life, both of which fo­cus on achiev­ing freedom from so­cial op­pres­sion. He ad­di­tion­ally au­thored four an­tholo­gies on psy­cho­log­i­cal iden­tity. He is sur­vived by his fa­ther, Roy J. King Sr., M.D., brother, Roy J. King Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.Div., his nephew, Roy J. King III, his niece, Erika H. King, his grand­nephew, Des­mond J. Early King, grand­niece, El­lie J. Early King, and count­less friends. Me­mo­rial ser­vice pend­ing.

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