Jeffrey King is a patient who had stage 4A colon cancer that had spread to his liver.


Jeffrey had a history of colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He was ineligible for liver transplant, so Meredith planned a procedure that involved rerouting blood flow through one side of the liver, allowing it to grow more healthy tissue while depriving the cancerous side. A second surgery would remove the cancerous part. His initial surgery went well, but later that day, he threw a clot and despite Meredith's best efforts, he died.



He was married until his wife died of a aneurysm suddenly, eight years prior to his own death.


He has a very good working relationship with Robert Souza, whom he mentored. Despite job offers, Robert decided to stay and continue working for Jeffrey.


He is a judge who works with immigrants, refugees, domestic violence survivors, and foster children, among others.

After his surgery, he gave Jo some advice on her own situation.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • He was 50 at the time of his death.
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