Penn Medicine

Kirstin Knox, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Kirstin Knox is a hospitalist, or physician that specializes in managing the care of patients within the hospital.  Dr. Knox is the Medical Director for the STEP Program (Synchronizing Treatment and Empowering Patients), an intensive continuity and care coordination intervention which seeks to improve care and decrease hospitalizations for the most frequently admitted patients on the HUP hospitalist service.  She also serves as co-lead for the Sickle Cell Care Collaborative group and hospitalist lead for the HUP Bio Response Clinical Team.  Dr. Knox is a co-chair for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s "Care of Vulnerable Patients" special interest group.  She joined the Section in 2012 and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine.  Dr. Knox practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.  Her interests include the care of vulnerable patients, care for patients with high hospital utilization, sustainable/green practices in medicine, and effective teaching methods for medical students.

Dr. Knox earned her medical degree from Stanford University where she also completed her PhD in Genetics.  She completed a medical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.



Awards and Honors: 

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at an Affiliated Hospital / Perelman School of Medicine, 2018 
Holmes Clinical Research Award for Junior Faculty / Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine Research Day, 2017 
Williams Scholar, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, 2014-2016 
Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Scholarship, 2014 
Stanford School of Medicine Biosciences Graduate Education Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006 

Penn Hospital Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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