Patrick T.  Knott, Ph.D., PA-C

Professor and Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management
Co-Director, PA Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital)

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: 847.578.8302
Fax: 847.578.8690
Patrick.Knott@rosalindfranklin.edu
Biography

Academic Appointments:

Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management.  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2013 to present.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2012 to 2013.

Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2010 to present.

Associate Dean for Clinical and External Affairs, College of Health Professions, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, January 2005 to 2013.

Associate Professor (with Tenure, 2006), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2001.

Department Chairman, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; 1996 to 2013.

Assistant Professor, Finch University of Health Sciences PA Program; 1996 to 2001.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Finch University of Health Sciences PA Program; 1994 to 1996.

Lecturer, Finch University of Health Sciences PA Program, 1993 to 1994.

Education:

Certificate Course in Leadership.  Harvard Business School, Boston, MA; January 2002.

Ph.D., Organization and Management.  Capella University, Minneapolis, MN; November, 2000.

M.S. PA Studies Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL; May 1996.

B.S. Physician Assistant Program University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA; May, 1988.

B.S. Biology University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts, Iowa City, IA; May, 1986.

Clinical Appointments:

Co-Director,  Physician Assistant Postgraduate Surgical Residency Program, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, IL;  1996 to present.

Physician Assistant, Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Steven Mardjetko, MD, attending surgeon; 2000-2013.

Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Surgery Fox Valley Orthopaedic Institute; 1992-1996.

Physician Assistant, Family Practice Robert Reeder MD and Associates; 1995 to 1996 (part-time).

Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Surgery Illinois Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center, 1989-1992.

Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Surgery/Heart Transplant University of Michigan Medical Center; 1988-1989.

Medical Center Appointments:

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Des Plaines, IL, 2000 to 2013.

Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL, 1992-1998.

St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL, 1992-1998.

Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL,  1989-1992.

University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988-1989.

Professional Affiliations:

Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society, 2012 to present.

Member, Society on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT), 2008 to present.

President, 2014

President Elect,  2013

Secretary, 2011 – 2013.

Director at Large, 2009-11.

Member, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), 1997 to present.

            President, 2003-06.

            Treasurer, 2000-03.

            Chair, Transition Task Force 2003-06.

            Chair, Finance Committee, 2000-03.

            Nominations and Awards Committee, 2006 to 2010.

            Development Committee, 2000-05.

            Education Committee, 1997-00.

            Member, Association of Postgraduate PA Programs (APPAP), 1997 to present.

            President, 1998-00.

            Fellow, Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS); 1998 to present.

            Fellow, Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA); 1989 to present.

            Vice President, 1992-1993.

            Director at Large, 1990-1993.

            Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA); 1988 to present.

Other Professional Activity:

President, Residency Consultants, Inc.;  1997 to present.

Consultant, Abbott Labs, Medical Products Division.  Product Development Team, August 1996 to 1998.

Awards:

Lawrence R. Medoff Award - Rosalind Franklin University.  Given to one University faculty member each year for excellence in teaching, research, service and clinical work.  June, 2008.

Innovations in Health Care – Educational Award for the “Multidisciplinary Education Program” from the PA Foundation ($3,500) Winter, 2004.

Innovations in Health Care – Community Service Award for the “Healthy Families Program” from the PA Foundation ($5,000) Winter, 2004.

Innovations in Health Care – Community Service Award from the PA Foundation ($1,500) for the “HealthReach Immunization Initiative;” Fall, 2002.

Competitive Grants:

NCCPA Foundation Grant - A comparison of the Angoff and Borderline Group methods when making pass/ fail decisions in Physician Assistant Training.  (Carlson J; Tomkowiak J; Knott P)  $8278 Fall, 2008.

PAEA Research Institute Grant – Comparison of didactic and clinical level Physician Assistant student performance during standardized patient examination. (Carlson J;  Tomkowiak J;  Knott P)  $4064 Fall, 2008.

Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County – Training grant to allow for 4 full scholarships to students who will commit to serving the underserved areas of Lake County following graduation.  $75,000.  Spring, 2008, renewed Spring, 2009.

HRSA Training Grant – Collaborative grant with the Department of Clinical Psychology (Dr. Campbell and Dr. Chilamkurti) “The Healthy Families Program” $316,272 over 3 years, 2004-07, renewed 2008-10.

HealthReach Immunization Initiative – Community service project funded with a challenge grant of $75,000 from the Baxter Foundation and a matching grant of $75,000 from Meisrow Financial Corporation.  Spring, 2000.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

1.       Negrini S, DeMayroy JC, Grivas T, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, O’Brien JP, Rigo M, Zaina F.  Actual Evidence in the Medical Approach to Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 50: 87-92. (2014).

2.       Hansdorfer M, Mardjetko S, Knott P, Thompson S.  Lumbar Spondylolisthesis in Down Syndrome:  A Cross-Sectional Study at One Institution.  Spine Deformity 1:5 (2013) p. 382-388.

3.       Knott P, Davis S, Harrison A, Larson C.  The effect of a unilateral upper extremity load (backpack) on the resulting spinal posture.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 2): O26.  (18 Sept 2013).

4.       Knott P, Stikeleather L (editors).  10th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 2) (18 Sept. 2013). 

5.       Knott P, Anderson C, Werner M, Wilson H, Speers D.  The effects of scoliosis bracing on parent and child perception of adolescent’s quality of life.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 1): O56 (3 June 2013).

6.       Knott P, Techy F, Cotter T, Jansen L, Kove P, Loving J, Poletis K, Mardjetko S.  Retrospective analysis of immediate in-brace correction of scoliosis attainable in patients with AIS:  a SOSORT initiative.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 1):O49 (3 June 2013).

7.       Knott P, McGirk M, Markovic A.  Radiation exposure to staff members during traction x-rays.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 1): P16 (3 June 2013).

8.       Knott P, Musto J, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  The relationship between scoliosis and balance in a population of adolescents with AIS.  Scoliosis 2013, 8(suppl 1):O5 (3 June 2013).

9.       Frerich JM, Hertzler K, Knott P, Mardjetko S.  Comparison of Radiographic and Surface Topography Measurements in Adolescents with Scoliosis.  The Open Orthopaedic Journal, (27 July, 2012) 6:  261-265.

10.    Negrini S, Aulisa A, Aulisa L, Circo A, deMauroy JC, Durmala J, Grivas T, Knott P, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Minozzi S, O’Brien J, Papadopoulos D, Rigo M, Rivard C, Romano M, Wynne, J, Villagrass M, Weiss HR, Zania F.  2011 SOSORT Guidelines: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis During Growth.  Scoliosis 2012;  7:3 (20 Jan 2012).

11.    Knott P, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  A Descriptive Study of Lateral Spondylolisthesis in Patients with Adult Scoliosis.  Scoliosis 2012;  7 (Suppl 1): P13 (27 Jan 2012).

12.    Knott P, Smith K, Mack L, Peters L, Patel N, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  A Comparison of Static vs. Dynamic Surface Topography Measurements in the Evaluation of Scoliosis.  Scoliosis 2012; 7 (Suppl 1): P12 (27 Jan 2012).

13.    Knott P, Thompson S, Mardjetko.  A Comparison of Automatic vs. Manual Detection of Anatomic Landmarks During Surface Topography Using the Formetric 4D System.  Scoliosis 2012; 7 (Suppl 1): O19 (27 Jan 2012).

14.    Knott P, Mardjetko S, Tager D, Hund R, Thompson S.  The Influence of Body Mass Index (BMI) on the Reproducibility of Surface Topography Measurements.  Scoliosis 2012;  7 (Suppl 1): O18 (27 Jan 2012).

15.    Siljander M, Knott P, Mardjetko S.  The Effect of Patient Positioning During Radiographs on the Resulting Cobb Angle Measurements.  Scoliosis 2012;  7 (Suppl 1): O12  (27 Jan 2012).

16.    Cameron M, Knott P.  Surface Topography as an Evaluation Tool in Spinal Deformity.  Orthopaedia:  Sept 2011.

17.    Perlmuter L, Sarda G, Casavant V, OHara K, Hindes M, Knott P, Mosnaim A.   A Review of Orthostatic BP Regulation and its Association with Mood and Cognition.  Clinical Autonomic Research (2012) 22:99-107.

18.    Grivas T, deMauroy JC, Negrini S, Kotwicki T, Zaina F, Wynn J, Stokes I, Knott P, Pizzetti P, Rigo M, Villagrasa M, Weiss HR, Maruyama T.    8th SOSORT Consensus Paper:  Terminology – Glossary Including Acronyms and Quotations in use for Conservative Spinal Deformity Treatment.  Scoliosis 2010;  5:23.

19.    Knott P, Mardjetko S, Kim R, Cotter T, Techy F, Rollet M.  Comparing Axial Loaded MRI to Standing Radiographs in the Evaluation of AIS.  Scoliosis 2010;  5 (Suppl 1): O12 (10 Sept 2010).

20.    Knott P, Mardjetko S, Rollet M, Baute S, Riemenschneider M, Muncie L.  Evaluation of the Reproducibility of the Formetric 4D Measurements for Scoliosis.  Scoliosis 2010;  5 (Suppl 1): O10 (10 Sept 2010).

21.    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.

22.    Mardjetko S, Knott P, Rollet M, Baute S, Riemenschneider M, Muncie L.  Evaluating the Reproducibility of the Formetric 4D Measurements for Scoliosis.  Eur Spine J. 2010; 19:Suppl 3.  s241-2.

23.    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.

24.    Carlson J, Tomkowiak J, Knott P.  Simulation based examination in Physician Assistant Education:  A comparison of two standard-setting methods.  Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2010; 21:2. 7-14.

25.    Knott P,  Mardjetko S,  Dunn M, et al. Evaluating the influence of patient positioning on the accuracy of Ortelius 800 measurements for scoliosis. Scoliosis J. 2009; 4:1: 18. 

26.    de Mauroy JC, Knott P, Grivas T, Tager D, ed.  6th international conference on conservative management of spinal deformities.  Scoliosis J. 2009; 4:(Suppl 2).

27.    Knott P.  Postgraduate physician assistant program accreditation: the first year in review. Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2009; 20:3. 48-50.

28.    Grivas T, Knott P, King-Schumacher M, ed.  5th international conference on conservative management of spinal deformities.  Scoliosis J. 2009; 4:(Suppl 1).

29.    Knott P, Mardjetko S, Techy F, Dunn M, Pullara T, Kennedy J, McCall T.  The use of the T1 tilt angle in predicting overall sagittal balance. Spine J. 2008; 8:5(Suppl). 136S.

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

31.    Anick M, Carlson J, Knott P.  The effect of post-graduate residency training on physician assistant employment, earnings, and job responsibility.  ADVANCE for Physician Assistants. 2003; 11:1. 250-59. 

32.    Fishfader V, Hennig B, Knott, P.  Physician assistant student and faculty perceptions of physician assistant residency training programs.  Perspectives in PA Education. 2002; 13:1.  34-38.

33.    Knott P.  How does culture influence health care?  Physician Assistant.  2002; 26:4.  21-37.

34.    Knott P, LaBarbera D.  Physician assistants:  partners in the practice of medicine.  Hosp Physician. 2000; 36:3. 67-73.

35.    Knott P, O’Keeffe G.  Medical education for Generation X:  teaching and motivating students in a new millennium. Perspectives in PA Education.  1999; 10:3.  135-138.

36.    Knott P.  Learning styles of physician assistant educators. Perspectives in PA Education.  1999; 10:3.  154-157.

37.    Knott P, Ruroede, K. One solution to managing risk during cutbacks in residency training programs.  Risk. 2000; 11:1.  35-48.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts and Posters:

  1. Knott P, Davis S, Harrison A, Larson C.  The Effect of Unilateral Backpack Carrying on Posture and Balance in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Society on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting. May 2013, Chicago, IL.  [abstract]

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Betsch M, Hund R. The reproducibility of Surface Topography Measurements of the Trunk in Patients with Normal and Increased Body Mass Index (BMI).  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. [Poster 548] 

  1. Knott P, Musto J, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  The Evaluation of Balance in Adolescents with Scoliosis. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. [Poster 590] 

  1. Knott P, Micke T, Woodworth J, Peterson B, Ziberna T, Mardjetko S.  Detecting Small Changes in Spinal Deformity Using Surface Topography.  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST),  July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. [Poster 540] 

  1. Knott P, Musto J, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  The relationship between scoliosis and balance in a population of adolescents with AISSociety on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting. May 2012, Milan, Italy.  [abstract]

  1. Knott P, McGirk M, Markovic A.  Radiation exposure to staff members during traction x-raysSociety on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting. May 2012, Milan, Italy.  [poster]

  1. Knott P, Techy F, Cotter T, Jansen L, Kove P, Loving J, Poletis K.  Retrospective analysis of immediate in-brace correction of scoliosis attainable in patients with AISSociety on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting. May 2012, Milan, Italy.  [abstract]

  1. Knott P, Anderson C, Werner M, Wilson H.  The effects of scoliosis bracing on parent and child perception of adolescent’s quality of life.  Society on Scoliosis, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitative Treatment (SOSORT) Meeting. May 2012, Milan, Italy.  [abstract]

  1. Knott P, Thompson S, Mardjetko S.  A Descriptive Analysis of Lateral Spondylolisthesis in Patients with Adult Scoliosis.  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. [poster #248]

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Frerich JM, Hertzler K.  Comparison of Radiographic and Surface Topography Measurements in Adolescent Scoliosis.  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. [poster #523]

  1. Siljander M, Knott P, Mardjetko S.  The Effect of Patient Positioning During Radiographs on Resulting Cobb Angle Measurements.  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. [poster #683]

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Rollet M, Baute S, Riemenschneider M, Muncie L.  Evaluation of the reproducibility of the formetric 4D measurements for scoliosis. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2010, Toronto. [poster] 

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Kim R, Cotter, T, Techy F, Rollet M.  A comparison of cobb angles measured using axial loaded supine MRI and standing radiographs in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2010, Toronto. [poster] 

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S,  Dunn M,  et al. Evaluating the influence of patient positioning on the accuracy of Ortelius 800 measurements for scoliosis. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST); July 2008; Hong Kong. [poster]

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Dunn M et al. Sagittal T1 Tilt Angle and the Correlation with Various Parameters Influencing Sagittal Balance. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST); July 2008; Hong Kong. [poster]

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S.  Verifying the reliability of the Ortelius 800 in the assessment of adolescent scoliosis. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Orthopaedics, October 2005; Washington, DC. [abstract] 

  1. Knott P, Mardjetko S, Maguire E, Chicoine B.  Perioperative complications in a cohort of adult down syndrome patients undergoing cervical spine surgery. North Chicago Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Research Fair; March 2005; North Chicago, IL.  [poster]

  1. Mardjetko S, Basobas L, Lubicky J, et al.  A longitudinal retrospective study to determine the incidence and risk of progression of spondylolisthesis in children with spina bifida. World Spine II Second Interdisciplinary Congress on Spine Care; August, 2003; Chicago, IL. [abstract] 

  1. Mardjetko S; Lubicky J; Knott P; Basobas L.   A longitudinal retrospective study to determine the incidence and risk of progression of spondylolisthesis in children with spina bifida. [abstract]
    1. European Spine Society Meeting, September 2002; Nantes, France.
    2. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Annual Meeting, September 2002; Seattle, WA.
    3. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Orthopaedics, October, 2002; Boston, MA.
    4. North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting, July 2003; Maui, HI.

  1. Mardjetko SM; Knott PT, Basobas LB, Lubicky JP.  Survey of the cervical spine in a population of adults with down syndrome. [abstract] 
    1. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Annual Meeting, September 2002; Seattle, WA.
    2. World Spine II Second Interdisciplinary Congress on Spine Care; August 2003; Chicago, IL.

  1. Mardjetko SM, Knott PT, Basobas LB, Lubicky JP. Surgical management of the cervical spine in a population of adults with down syndrome. [abstract] 
    1. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), July 2003; Rome, Italy.
    2. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), March, 2004; San Francisco, CA.

  1. Knott PT.  Methods of post-operative deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis after total joint arthroplasty:  an outcome study to evaluate effectiveness and cost. Illinois Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Summer 1996; Paris, France. [Abstract]

CME Courses:

  1. Knott P (ed.), Mardjetko S, Liu X, Thometz J, Kim R.  Strategies for Reducing X-Ray Exposure in Pediatric Spine Patients.  North American Spine Society.  Online Education CME Course.  http://www.spine.org  Published 2012.

Editorials:

1.       Knott P.  Postgraduate education for the physician assistant:  where are we heading? [editorial] J of the Phys Asst Ed, 2008; 19:3: 6-7.

2.       Knott PT.  PA’s and doctoral degrees. [editorial] Physician Assistant, 2002; 27:2:11.

Book Chapters:

1.       Frosch DR, Knott PT.  Casting and splinting.  In: Dehn, RW, Asprey, DP eds. Essential Clinical Procedures. 3rd ed.  Philadelphia, PA:  WB Saunders, 2012.

2.       Knott P, Riboh M.  Chapter 11: Imaging of the chest.  In: Frownfelter, D, Dean, E eds.  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy:  Evidence to Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2012.

3.       Frosch DR, Knott PT.  Casting and splinting.  In: Dehn, RW, Asprey, DP eds. Essential Clinical Procedures. 2nd ed.  Philadelphia, PA:  WB Saunders, 2006:  275-294.

4.       Knott PT.  Hip fracture. In: Sajatovic, LS. et al. eds. The Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. 1st ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2006:  422-423.

5.       Knott PT.  Imaging of the chest.  In: Frownfelter, D, Dean, E eds.  Principles and Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2005:  163-168.

6.       Frosch DR., Knott PT.  Casting and splinting.  In: Dehn, RW, Asprey, DP eds. Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants, 1st ed.  Philadelphia, PA:  WB Saunders, 2001.

Scholarly Service

1.       Editorial Reviewer. Scoliosis J, 2009 to present.

2.       Section Editor on Postgraduate Education.  J of the Phys Asst Ed, 2008 to 2013.

3.       Editorial Board Member.  J of the Phys Asst Ed, 2006 to 2011.

4.       Editorial Reviewer. J Gerontol, 2009 to 2012.

5.       Editorial Board Member.  PA Source:  Medical Education Systems, 2000 to 2002.

Other Service:

Academic

Inter-University (DePaul / RFUMS) Level:

Alliance Academic Committee (co-chair), 2013 to present.

Alliance Pathways Admissions Committee, 2013 to present.

Alliance Curriculum, Seminar and Faculty Committee, 2013 to present.

Alliance Health Professions Advisory Committee, 2013 to present.

University Level:

University Strategic Planning Committee, 2007 to present.

Compensation Committee, 2007 to present.

College of Pharmacy, Faculty Leadership Committee, 2009 to present.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2011 to 2012.

Academic Partnership Steering Committee, 2010 to 2011.

Rosalind Franklin University Academic Medical Center Consortium, Team Leader, 2009 to 2011.

North Central Accreditation Planning Committee, 2006 to 2007.

Cultural Competency Committee, 2005 to 2009.

University Climate Assessment Committee, 2006 to 2007.

Task Force on Clinical Practice, 2005 to 2008.

Community Outreach Committee, 2005 to 2008.

Compliance Committee, 2005 to 2008.

Strategic Planning Committees:  S1-5 Quality Workforce Issues;  S5-6  Cost Allocation Models;     S5-3 Budget Planning;  2004 to 2005.

Faculty Assessment Committee, Chairman, 2003 to 2004.

Marketing Committee, 2002 to 2007.

Insurance and Benefits Committee, 2002 to 2007.

Mission Based Management Committee, Chairman, 2001 to 2003.

University Senate, 1997 to 2002.

University Budget Committee, 2001 to 2006.

Sabbatical Leave Committee, 2000 to 2004.

College of Health Professions Level:

Strategic Planning Committee, Chair, 2005 to present.

CHP Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1998-2004.

CHP Professional Affairs Committee, 1997 to present.

CHP Curriculum Committee, 1996 to 2008.

CHP Interdisciplinary Research Committee, 1999 to 2004.

Multi-disciplinary Distance Education Committee, 1999 to 2000.

MDEC Subcommittee on Marketing and Management, 1999 to 2000.     

Professional:

Non-Operative Committee, Scoliosis Research Society, member, 2012 to present.

External Consultant for Program Review:  Johnson & Whales University, 2013.

External Consultant for Program Development:  Mercyhurst University, 2013.

External Consultant for Program Development:  Eastern Michigan University, 2012.

External Consultant for Program Review:  George Washington University, Office of the Dean, 2012.

External Consultant for Program Development:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.

External Consultant for Program Development:  Pennsylvania State University, 2009.

External Consultant for Program Review:  Nova Southeastern University, Office of the Provost, 2009.

External Consultant for Program Review:  Rocky Mountain College, Office of the President. 2007-08

External Consultant for Program Development:  State University of New York, Upstate Medical Campus, 2006-08.

External Consultant for Program Development:  Mount Union College, 2006-07.

Member, Education and Services Committee, Arthritis Foundation, Illinois Chapter.  2004 to 2007.

External Consultant for the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in review of Physician Assistant Curriculum, 2006.

Accreditation Review Committee, Site Visit Team Member;  1997 to 2005.  Participated in site visits to Universities in:  New York, 1997; Ohio, 1998; Louisiana, 1999; New York, 1999; Pennsylvania, 1999; Pennsylvania, 2000, Oregon, 2003;  New York, 2003.

External Consultant for Professional Curriculum Review, State University of New York at Stony Brook, July, 2004.

Community:

St. Edward Central Catholic High School Board, 2006 to 2009;  Executive Committee, 2006 to2009.

Healthy Families Grant Project, 2005 to present.

HealthReach Immunization Initiative, Volunteer,  Fall 2000 to present.

Lake County Community Health Partnership, Steering Committee, Spring 2000 to present; 

Immunization Committee, Winter 1999-2000 to present.

"Kids First" Health Fair, Lake County Health Department (providing free school physicals

to needy children), 1998 to present.

Medical Volunteer, High School Sports Physical Program, Fox Valley Orthopaedic

Associates, 1992 to 2002.

            Fundraising Committee Chairman, St. Thomas More Parish, 2002 to 2004.

            Religious Education Teacher, St. Thomas More Parish, 9th and 10th grades,  1997-1998.

St. Thomas More School Board, 1993-1994.

Teaching:

University Courses Currently Teaching:

1.    HMTD551  Leadership in the Healthcare Environment (3qh)

2.    HPAS528    Research and Statistics (3 qh) 

3.    HPAS 501   General Medicine I (Neurology Unit) 

4.    HPAS513    Physical Examination (3 qh)

5.    HPAS646    Advanced Physical Examination (2 qh)

6.    HPAS 520   General Medicine III (Musculoskeletal Unit) 

7.    HPAS523    Clinical Procedures (3 qh) 

Invited Lectures:

National and International 

1.       “Growth of the PA Profession:  Implications”  Physician Assistant Education Association.  Past-Presidents Luncheon.  Memphis, TN;  October 2013.

2.       “Imaging Techniques and Patient Evaluation”  Half-Day Course on Non-Operative Management, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Lyon France;  September, 2013.

3.       “Certificate Program:  Preparing for Successful ARC-PA Accreditation” Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  Alexandria, VA; March 2013. (with Mary Bondy, Dave Asprey, and Gene Jones.)

4.       “Planning and Management for Successful Growth of the PA Profession:  Macro and micro views.” Annual Meeting of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  Seattle, WA; November 2012. (with Christopher Looby, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management).

5.       “Certificate Program:  Preparing for Successful ARC-PA Accreditation” Annual Meeting of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  Seattle, WA; November 2012. (with Tony Miller, Mary Bondy and Dave Asprey.)

6.       “Academic Law:  a workshop for faculty, deans and administrators” Faculty Development Institute, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  Seattle, WA; November 2012. (With Patricia Bergeson, JD and Margaret Schumacher, PA-C, MJ).

7.       Strategies for reducing x-ray exposure in the management of adolescents with scoliosis”  Schroth Certification Course, Spinal Dynamics Inc.  Milwaukee, WI.  February, 2012.

8.       “Academic Law:  a workshop for faculty, deans and administrators” Faculty Development Institute, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  NewOrleans, LA;   November, 2011. (With Patricia Bergeson, JD and Margaret Schumacher, PA-C, MJ).

9.        “Evaluation and Management of Cervical Radiculopathy”  Annual Meeting of Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS), 2011, Chicago, IL.

10.    “Evaluation and Management of the Adolescent Spine Patient” Annual Meeting of Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS), 2011, Chicago, IL.

11.    “The Evaluation of Physician Assistants in Clinical Practice” Annual Midwest Clinical Conference and Technology Summit,  The Chicago Medical Society, Lombard, IL;  March, 2010.

12.    “Improving Teaching Effectiveness,” Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY;  January, 2010.

13.    “The Break-Up:  How and when to effectively cut ties with a clinical preceptor,” Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR; November, 2009. (With Elana Min, MMS, PA-C and Mariclare Barrett, MS, PA-C)

14.    “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Surgical Management, present and future” American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA) Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL; October, 2009.

15.    “Managing the Difficult Student” Faculty Development Institute, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA); National Webinar; April, 2009. (With Patricia Bergeson, JD and Elana Min, MMS, PA-C)

16.    “Development of a Peer Review Program in PA Education” Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT.  November, 2008.

17.    Preventing Flat Back Syndrome:  Understanding sagittal spinal balance” American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA) Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA; October, 2008.

18.    “Academic Law:  a two day workshop for faculty” Faculty Development Institute, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  Chicago, IL; April, 2008. (With Patricia Bergeson, JD).

19.    “Strategies for Dealing with the Problem Student:  Advice from a Faculty Member, Program Director, and University Attorney” Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ; October, 2007. (With Elana Min, PA-C and Patricia Bergeson, JD)

20.    “Common Legal Issues in Postgraduate Training” Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada; October, 2006.

21.    “Faculty Shortages” (Moderator) Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)  Annual Conference,  Chicago, IL, October, 2006.

22.    “Artificial Disc Replacement” The American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA) Annual Meeting; Lincolnwood, IL; September, 2006.

23.    “Marketing for the Graduate Physician Assistant”  American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Gateways Student Leadership Development Program, San Francisco, CA, May, 2006.

24.    “Identification and Management of Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis” American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Orlando, FL, May, 2005.

25.    “Spondylolysis in the Young Athlete:  An Under-recognized Cause of Low Back Pain” American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Orlando, FL, May, 2005.

26.    “Marketing Your Practice” American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Gateways Student Leadership Development Program, Orlando, FL, May, 2005.

27.    “Current Trends in Physician Assistant Education” (Representing the APAP Board of Directors), Annual Meeting of the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP), Washington, DC, June, 2004.

28.     “Meet the Deans” (Representing the APAP Board of Directors), Annual Meeting of the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP), Washington, DC, June, 2004.

29.    “Medical Education for Generation X: effective teaching for surgical residents”  Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL. November, 2003.

30.    “Medical Education for Generation X: new strategies for teaching and motivating students and residents.”  Grand Rounds, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.  September, 2003.

31.    “Leadership” and “Practice Marketing” American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Gateways Student Leadership Development Program.  New Orleans, LA;  May, 2003.

32.    “Developing Effective Leadership” Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-Annual Conference, Boston, MA; May, 2002.

33.    “Improving Teaching Through the Use of Peer Review” with Frosch, Don.  Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-Annual Conference, Boston, MA; May, 2002.

34.    “Measurement in Research” with LaBarbera, Dawn.  Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2001.

35.    “Medical Education for Generation X: new strategies for teaching and motivating students.”  Finch University Educational Grand Rounds, August, 2001.

36.    “A Novel Way to Use Benchmarking in the Process of PA Program Self-Evaluation” Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2001.

37.     “Medical Education for Generation X:  teaching and motivating students in a new millennium.” Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-annual Conference, Washington DC; October, 2000.

38.    “How to recruit the Best Faculty and Staff” Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-annual Conference, Washington DC; October, 2000.

39.    "Development of a Successful PA-Physician Team” American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) National Conference, Chicago, IL; May, 2000.

40.    “Development of an Infection Control Policy” LaBarbera, Dawn, MS, PA-C and Knott, Patrick, MS, PA-C Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-Annual Conference, Chicago, IL;  May, 2000.

41.    “The Future of Post-Graduate Training for Physician Assistants” Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-annual Conference, Austin, TX; October, 1999.

42.    “Learning Style Assessment in Physician Assistant Education” Knott, Patrick, MS, PA-C & Morton-Rias, Dawn, MS, PA-C.  Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA; May, 1999.

43.    "Development of a Learning Objectives Database" Knott, Patrick, MS, PA-C & Southard, Douglas, PhD, PA-C. Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Semi-Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT; May, 1998.

44.    "Implications of the PEW Report” Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) Annual Conference, Oak Brook, IL.  October, 1998.

45.    "The Hospitalist Concept:  Where do PA's fit in?"  Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) Annual Conference, Oak Brook, IL.  October, 1998.

46.    “Common Overuse Syndromes” Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS) Annual Conference, Iowa City, IA.  October, 1996.

47.    “Work-Related Upper Extremity Injuries” Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.  October 1996.

48.    “Orthopaedic Trauma” Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.  October 1993.

49.    “Shoulder Injuries” Delnor Hospital Medical Education Conference, Geneva IL.  April, 1991.

50.    “Biomechanics of the Shoulder” Aquatic Physical Therapy Resources Conference, Wheaton, IL.  March, 1990.

51.    “Medical Coverage of Sporting Events” Illinois Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center, Residents Conference, Glenview, IL.  August, 1987; August 1988.

52.    “Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries” Illinois Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center, Athletic Trainers Conference, Glenview, IL.  September through May, 1986, 1987, 1988.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


1.       EKG Interpretation for 3rd Year Medical Students (3 day course).  Chicago Medical School, Summer, 2009.

2.       “Medical Photography” Pathologists’ Assistant Program, July 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, March 2009.

3.       “Why Back Surgery Fails:  Understanding Sagittal Balance” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, January, 2009.

4.       “Introduction to Imaging for the Physical Therapist” Physical Therapy Program; Fall, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.

5.       “Introduction to Imaging Techniques” Pathologists’ Assistant Program; Winter 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

6.       Perioperative Management of Adults with Down Syndrome” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, January, 2006.

7.       “Evaluation and Management of Adult Spinal Deformity” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine; December, 2004.

8.       “Successful Inter-professional Care Models” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine;  August, 2004.

9.        “Evaluation of the Patient with Low Back Pain” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine; September, 2002.

10.     “Nephrology/Urology for the Physical Therapist” Physical Therapy Department.  Fall, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997.

11.     “Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders” Physical Therapy Department.  Fall, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998.

12.     "Metabolic Bone Disease, Bone Tumors, and Osteomyelitis" Physical Therapy Department.  Fall, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998.

13.    "Soft Tissue and Bone Healing” Physical Therapy Department.  Fall, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998.

14.    “Biomechanics of the ACL and PCL” Graduate Program, Physical Therapy Department.  Spring, 1999, 1997.

15.    “Diagnosis and Treatment of the ACL-Deficient Knee” Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine.  August, 1997.

16.    “Casting Techniques” Finch University of Health Sciences PA Program.  April, 1995,  April 1996.

17.    “Metabolic Bone Disease” Finch University of Health Sciences PA Program.  September, 1992.

 

Revised:  March, 2014

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