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Kristin S. Knox, MD, PhD

Kristin S. Knox, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Knox is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

  • Hospital Medicine Program

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2012

Description of Clinical Expertise

My interests include care coordination for high inpatient utilizers (hospital "superutilizers"), sustainability and green practices in health care, and effective teaching methods for inpatient general internal medicine.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Stanford University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Society of General Internal Medicine, National Society of Hospital Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Knox is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Kirstin Knox MD PhD, Jessica Schneider BSN RN, Vicmar Gatmaitan BSN RN, Todd Hecht MD, Neha Patel MD MS, and Jennifer S. Myers MD: Breaking the Cycle: A Successful Intervention for High Utilizers on a General Medicine Service SGIM Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. : 2017.

Kirstin S Knox, Vicmar Gatmaitan, Neha Patel, and Jennifer S. Myers: A multidisciplinary care coordination and continuity intervention for high utilizers on a hospitalist service. SHM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. : 2016.

Knox K, Leuenberger D, Penn AA, Baker JC: Global hormone profiling of murine placenta reveals Secretin expression Placenta 32 (11): 811-6,2011.

Knox, K., and Baker, J.C.: Genomic evolution of the placenta using co-option and duplication and divergence Genome Research 18(5) : 2008.

Knox, K.S., and Baker, J.C.: Genome-wide expression profiling of placentas in the p57Kip2 model of pre-eclampsia Mol Hum Reprod. (4) : 2007.

Jacobson, M.D., Munoz, C.X., Knox, K.S., Williams, B.E., Lu, L.L., Cross, F.R., Vallen, E.A.: SID2, a novel gene in S. cerevisiae synthetically lethal with sic1 deletion, may regulate DNA replication Genetics 159(1) : 2001.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
5 Maloney

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3797
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)