Stuart J. Knechtle, MD Stuart J. Knechtle, MD

Stuart J. Knechtle, MD

Abdominal Transplant Surgeon, Liver Transplant Specialist, Pediatric Liver Transplant Specialist

4.89 out of 5  (48 ratings, 3 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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919-613-9687 Office number
919-684-8716
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

Duke is where I learned surgery, was taught how to interact with patients, and began my professional training. I am returning to Duke after working at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and later Emory (Atlanta) as a transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon. I enjoy working with adults and children who need surgery of the liver and biliary tract, liver vascular surgery, or kidney transplantation. I am actively engaged in research to reduce the risk of rejection of organ transplants. My wife and I have three sons, and we enjoy sports and being outdoors.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Cornell University Medical College (New York), 1982
RESIDENCY
Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1982-1984
Research Fellow, Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1984-1986
Senior Resident, Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1986-1988 (Chief Resident, 1988-1989)
FELLOWSHIP
Multi-Organ Transplantation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989-1991
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research laboratory has been funded by the NIH since 1992 and focuses on strategies to prevent organ transplant rejection. In particular, we are focused on immunologic tolerance strategies, monitoring of rejection, and strategies to prevent antibody-mediated rejection. I lead several clinical trials including research to treat autoimmune hepatitis and development of better liver preservation using machine perfusion. I have helped develop new treatment protocols for liver cancer that benefit patients with cancer of the bile ducts.

PUBLICATIONS
View Stuart Knechtle's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.89 out of 5 (48 ratings, 3 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • NAMSA, OrganOx
  • Renovar