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Faculty

Kenneth R. Knecht, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sections

  • Cardiology

Specialties

  • Cardiology - Diagnostic

Contact Information

  • Email: KRKnecht@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-364-1479
    Fax: 501-364-3667
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes College, 1992
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 1997

Training

  • Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2006-2009
  • Internship: Transitional, Pediatrics, Lehigh Valley Hospital, 1997-1998
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center, 2000-2003

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Clinical Young Investigator Award, Southern Society for Pediatric Research, 2008
  • Dean's Educational Incentive Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2011
  • Red Sash Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2011

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Zakaria D., Frazier E., Imamura M., Garcia X., Pye S., Knecht KR., Prodhan P., Gossett JR., Swearingen CJ., Morrow WR. Improved Survival While Waiting and Risk Factors for Death in Pediatric Patients Listed for Cardiac Transplantation. Pediatr Cardiol 2017 Jan; 38(1):77-85.
  • Journal Article, Greenway SC., Butts R., Naftel DC., Pruitt E., Kirklin JK., Urschel S., Knecht KR., Law Y. Early statin therapy is not associated with improved outcomes after heart transplantation in children and adolescents. J Heart Lung Transplant 2016 April; 35(4):457-465.
  • Journal Article, Thomas TO., Knecht KR. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an adolecent. J Arkansas Med Soc 2015 :112-114.
  • Journal Article, Knecht KR., Bryant J., Garcia X., Pye S., Prodhan P., Frazier EA. Heart Transplantation in the Short Term Following Chemotherapy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2015 July; 37(5):409-410.
  • Journal Article, Gupta P., Rettiganti M., Gossett JM., Gardner M., Bryant JC., Noel TR., Knecht KR. Longitudinal renal function in pediatric heart transplant recipients: 20-yr experience. Pediatr Transplant 2015 9:182-187.
  • Journal Article, Auerbach SR., Kukreja M., Gilbert D., Bastardi H., Feingold B., Knecht KR., Kaufman BD., Brown BS., Miyamoto SD. Maintenance steroid use at 30 days post-transplant and outcomes of pediatric heart transplantation: a propensity matched analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database. J Heart Lung Transplant 2015 August; 34(8):1066-1072.
  • Journal Article, Pai V., Alexander A., Knecht K. The curious case of hypoxemia. Clinical Pediatrics 2014 53:296-298.
  • Journal Article, Moore JP., Shannon KM., Albers EL., et al., Knecht KR. Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm 2014 11(7):1163-1169.
  • Journal Article, Knecht KR., MacLeod SL., Hobbs CA., Li M., Morrow WR. Gene Expression Profiling in Pediatric Heart Transplant Rejection. Int J Cardiol 2013 106(5):552-553.
  • Journal Article, O'Connor MJ., Harville TO., Rhodes-Clark B., Pye SE., Knecht KR., Imamura M., Frazier EA., Morrow WR. Quantification, identification and relevance of anti-human leukocyte antibodies formed in association with the Berlin Heart ventricular assist device in Children. Transplantation 2013 June; 95(12):1542-1547.

Recent Grant Awards

  • A Highly Sensitive and Targeted Non-Invasive Test for the Surveillance of Rejection in Cardiac Transplant Recipients, NIH, 2013-07-23 00:00:00-2018-05-31 00:00:00
  • A Highly Sensitive and Targeted Non-Invasive Test for the Surveillance of Rejection in Cardiac Transplant Recipients, NIH, 2013-07-23 00:00:00-2018-05-31 00:00:00
  • A Highly Sensitive and Targeted Non-Invasive Test for the Surveillance of Rejection in Cardiac Transplant Recipients, NIH, 5R01HL119747-03, 2013-07-23 00:00:00-2018-05-31 00:00:00

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