Digital photograph Patrick Knott
Full name Patrick Knott
Profession Physician Assistant, Medical Researcher, Medical School Administrator
Actual professional positions Professor and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Staff Physician Assistant with Steven Mardjetko, MD
Scoliosis Surgeon
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Chicago, Illinois USA
Short biographical notes (300 words) Patrick Knott has worked clinically as a physician assistant in orthopaedic surgery for more than 20 years. His practice focuses on pediatric and adult spinal deformity, and his clinical research has been in this area as well.

He teaches at Rosalind Franklin University, where an interprofessional approach to medical education is featured. Consequently, he helps educate physicians, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and a number of other health professionals together in interprofessional teams.

His research focuses on the assessment of the patient with spinal deformity, including recently the ways to reduce x-ray exposure in children with AIS by using non-radiographic methods of assessment.

He received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Iowa (1986), and his Physician Assistant training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine (1988). He did his surgical training at the University of Michigan and then earned his Master’s Degree in medical education from Finch University (1996), and his PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University (2000). He also completed a post-graduate course in Organizational Leadership at Harvard Business School (2002).
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) Awards:
He is the past winner of the Medoff Award at Rosalind Franklin University for outstanding faculty of the year (2008), and has served as President of two of the national educational organizations for medical education (Physician Assistant Education Association, and Association of Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Programs). He has been the recipient of a number of private and federal research and teaching grants.
Medline published papers (number) 54
Book chapters 4
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline) Knott P, Mardjetko S, Techy, F. The use of the T1 sagittal angle in predicting overall sagittal balance of the spine. Spine J. 2010; 10:11. 994-998.

Knott P, Mardjetko S, Kim R, et al. A comparison of MRI and CT artifact after posterior spinal fusion using three types of metal implants: stainless steel, titanium and vitallium. Spine J. 2010 Sept; 10:9. 789-94.

Knott P, Mardjetko S, Nance D, Dunn M. Electromagnetic topographical technique of curve evaluation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine. 2006; 31:24. 911-915.

Grivas TB, de Mauroy JC, Négrini S, Kotwicki T, Zaina F, Wynne JH, Stokes IA, Knott P, Pizzetti P, Rigo M, Villagrasa M, Weiss HR, Maruyama T; SOSORT members.Terminology - glossary including acronyms and quotations in use for the conservative spinal deformities treatment: 8th SOSORT consensus paper.Scoliosis. 2010 Nov 2;5:23.
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