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P. Daniel Knott, MD

Title(s)Professor, Otolaryngology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California San DiegoM.D.2000School of Medicine
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    American Head and Neck Society2006  - 2007Robert Maxwell Byers Award
    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2007  - 2008Ben Shuster Memorial Award
    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2008  - 2009Ira Tresley Research Award
    UCSF Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery2011  - 2012Roger Boles Teaching Award
    UCSF Medical Center2012  - 2013Kaiser Teacher of the Year Award-Inpatient Care

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    P. Daniel Knott, MD, is a Professor in the Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, and he is the Director of Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Knott received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. He completed a one-year General Surgery internship from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and a five-year OHNS residency from the same institution, followed by a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship from the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.

    Dr. Knott particularly specializes in artificial tissue and tissue engineering applications. He has extensive experience on the full spectrum of facial anesthetic operations and treatments, with great focus of the reconstruction of traumatic, malignant, and congenital defects of the head and neck. He also has experience in creating solutions for the two common issues that affect the face over time - treating the descent of the soft tissues and facial soft tissue atrophy.

    Dr. Knott’s clinical research has focused on the novel applications, morbidities, and recipient potential of the antero-lateral thigh free flap. He has been using free flap in many innovative ways including, pharyngeal, nasal, scalp, and mid-facial reconstruction. Dr. Knott continues his research efforts in the basic science sphere, which focuses on the broad concept of cartilage bioengineering. Along with cross-sectional colleagues, Dr. Knott has patented a technique of cross-linking collagen and hyaluronic acid using a tyramine-based chemical process. The cross-linking can be performed across a wide spectrum of concentrations, yielding a variety of biomaterials of differing strengths, shear resistances, and biomechanical properties.

    Dr. Knott has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers and serves as a peer reviewer on topics related to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for multiple national journals including, Head and Neck Surgery, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Laryngoscope, the International Journal of Dermatology, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Knott has authored six book chapters on facial aesthetic surgery and published a book on the aesthetic use of botox.

    Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Rhinoplasty, treatment of facial aging, treatment of facial paralysis, reconstruction of facial cutaneous malignancies, and free tissue transfer

    Professional Interests:
    Facial paralysis, microvascular facial reconstruction, free tissue transfer, maxillary reconstruction

    Education and Training:
    • Medical School: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    • Internship: Cleveland Clinic, OH – General Surgery
    • Residency: Cleveland Clinic, OH – Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center– Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Medical Licensure, California
    • Medical Licensure, Ohio
    • Board Certification, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • Board Certification, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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    1. Ahmed M, Knott PD. Hyperostotic esthesioneuroblastoma: rare variant and fibrous dysplasia mimicker. Korean J Radiol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 15(1):156-60. PMID: 24497807.
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    2. Revenaugh PC, Knott D, McBride JM, Fritz MA. Motor nerve to the vastus lateralis. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 14(5):365-8. PMID: 22508894.
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    3. Revenaugh PC, Knott PD, Scharpf J, Fritz MA. Simultaneous anterolateral thigh flap and temporalis tendon transfer to optimize facial form and function after radical parotidectomy. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 14(2):104-9. PMID: 22431814.
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    4. Shipchandler TZ, Waters HH, Knott PD, Fritz MA. Orbitomaxillary reconstruction using the layered fibula osteocutaneous flap. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 14(2):110-5. PMID: 22431815.
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    5. Knott PD, Hicks D, Braun W, Strome M. A 12-year perspective on the world's first total laryngeal transplant. Transplantation. 2011 Apr 15; 91(7):804-5. PMID: 21436654.
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    6. Seth R, Nabili V, Fritz MA, Alam DS, Knott PD. Volume-directed facial soft tissue deficit reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Dec; 26(6):494-503. PMID: 21086236.
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    7. Seth R, Futran ND, Alam DS, Knott PD. Outcomes of vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the mandible in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2165-71. PMID: 20824743.
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    8. Revenaugh PC, Seth R, Pavlovich JB, Knott PD, Batra PS. Minimally invasive endoscopic resection of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 32(6):464-9. PMID: 21041001.
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    9. Makin V, Hatipoglu B, Hamrahian AH, Arrossi AV, Knott PD, Lee JH, Sade B. Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea as the initial presentation of growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 32(5):433-7. PMID: 20888068.
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    10. Seth R, Waters HH, Knott PD. Vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using the tunneled, anchored suture technique. Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S236. PMID: 21225834.
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    11. Knott PD, Newman J, Keller GS, Apfelberg DB. A novel bioabsorbable device for facial suspension and rejuvenation. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 11(2):129-35. PMID: 19289687.
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    12. Knott PD, Dan O, Strome M. Induction with T-cell receptor antibody leads to long-term laryngeal allograft function. Am J Otolaryngol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 29(6):398-402. PMID: 19144301.
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    13. Nabili V, Knott PD. Advanced lip reconstruction: functional and aesthetic considerations. Facial Plast Surg. 2008 Jan; 24(1):92-104. PMID: 18286438.
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    14. Knott PD, Suh JD, Nabili V, Sercarz JA, Head C, Abemayor E, Blackwell KE. Evaluation of hardware-related complications in vascularized bone grafts with locking mandibular reconstruction plate fixation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec; 133(12):1302-6. PMID: 18086976.
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    15. Knott PD, Tamai H, Strome M, Van Lente F, Shu S. RAD inhibition of sarcoma growth: implications for laryngeal transplantation. Am J Otolaryngol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 28(6):375-8. PMID: 17980767.
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    16. Knott PD, Zins JE, Banbury J, Djohan R, Yetman RJ, Papay F. A comparison of dermabond tissue adhesive and sutures in the primary repair of the congenital cleft lip. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Feb; 58(2):121-5. PMID: 17245135.
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    17. Knott PD, Milstein CF, Hicks DM, Abelson TI, Byrd MC, Strome M. Vocal outcomes after laser resection of early-stage glottic cancer with adjuvant cryotherapy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov; 132(11):1226-30. PMID: 17116819.
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    18. Knott PD, Batra PS, Butler RS, Citardi MJ. Contour and paired-point registration in a model for image-guided surgery. Laryngoscope. 2006 Oct; 116(10):1877-81. PMID: 17003709.
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    19. Knott PD, Byrd MC, Hicks DG, Strome M. Vocal fold healing after laser cordectomy with adjuvant cryotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2006 Sep; 116(9):1580-4. PMID: 16954983.
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    20. Knott PD, Batra PS, Citardi MJ. Computer aided surgery: concepts and applications in rhinology. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006 Jun; 39(3):503-22, ix. PMID: 16757228.
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    21. Khariwala SS, Knott PD, Dan O, Klimczak A, Siemionow M, Strome M. Pulsed immunosuppression with everolimus and anti-alphabeta T-cell receptor: laryngeal allograft preservation at six months. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Jan; 115(1):74-80. PMID: 16466103.
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    22. Knott PD, Khariwala SS, Minarchek J. Hemophilia B and free tissue transfer: medical and surgical management. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Mar; 54(3):336-8. PMID: 15725848.
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    23. Knott PD, Hazony D, Karafa M, Koltai PJ. High-frequency ultrasound in the measurement of pediatric craniofacial integrity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec; 131(6):851-5. PMID: 15577779.
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    24. Knott PD, Maurer CR, Gallivan R, Roh HJ, Citardi MJ. The impact of fiducial distribution on headset-based registration in image-guided sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Nov; 131(5):666-72. PMID: 15523446.
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    25. Akst LM, Lee W, Discolo C, Knott D, Younes A, Koltai PJ. Stepped-dose protocol of cidofovir therapy in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Aug; 129(8):841-6. PMID: 12925342.
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    26. Knott PD, Gannon FH, Thompson LD. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the sinonasal tract: a clinicopathological study of 13 cases with a review of the literature. Laryngoscope. 2003 May; 113(5):783-90. PMID: 12792311.
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    27. Knott PD, Orloff LA, Harris JP, Novak RE, Burns JC. Sensorineural hearing loss and Kawasaki disease: a prospective study. Am J Otolaryngol. 2001 Sep-Oct; 22(5):343-8. PMID: 11562886.
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