Stanley M. Knoll, M.D., FACS

Title: Medical Director


Background

Dr. Stanley Knoll has served with the Office of International Medicine Programs of the George Washington University since 1993, even before its official founding. He has been Medical Director of IMP since 2003. Dr. Knoll is Clinical Professor of Surgery in the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Department of Surgery in the Medical Faculty Associates of GWU.

Dr. Knoll received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School. He obtained his surgical training at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After serving two years in the United States Army, Dr. Knoll joined the faculty at GWU. In addition to conducting a full-time practice of surgery, as well as performing his regular educational duties, Dr. Knoll is active in many administrative assignments at the George Washington University Hospital, including Surgeon Champion of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project. Dr. Knoll has been an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Surgery, and is a Past President of the Washington Academy of Surgery.

As a key part of his activities in the Office of International Medicine Programs, Dr. Knoll has travelled, operated, published and lectured abroad extensively. He has taught and consulted on surgical, educational and administrative medical issues in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, He has had a particularly extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Dr. Knoll was instrumental in founding the Breast Cancer Center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, which continues under the leadership of one of his former residents there. Dr. Knoll has also participated in humanitarian missions from Guatemala to Vietnam.