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Michelle I. Knopp, MD

Instructor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Medical Degree: The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor's Degree: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 20210817)


German, Spanish


Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine


Personal Statement
When I was six, my family moved from Germany to the United States. I was surrounded by a foreign culture and struggled to understand the language. When interacting with patients, I often think back to the confusion I experienced at that time in order to bridge the gap between the complicated language and culture of medicine and those whom we seek to treat. As I talked to Mr. Smith about his diagnosis of AIDS, he revealed his concerns about developing resistance to HARRT because the side effects stopped him from taking it daily. This insight allowed me to refine my approach. Instead of simply stressing how important HARRT is for him, I engaged him in a conversation about the rationale for the treatment plan we had decided on. I wanted to empower him with dialogue, not belittle him with jargon or disregard the side effects.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
Interviewing at the University of Cincinnati was a unique experience from other interviews. They clearly demonstrated a learning community that valued interaction and engagement that I found very appealing. The people in this program just simply made me feel welcome and that this is a place I could call home for at least the next three years with the ups and downs that naturally come with residency.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zhang, Jun; Knopp, Michelle I; Knopp, Michael V 2019. Sparse Detector Configuration in SiPM Digital Photon Counting PET: a Feasibility Study. Molecular imaging and biology, 21 3, 447-453

Zhang, Jun; Liu, Xiaoli; Knopp, Michelle I; Ramaswamy, Bhuvaneswari; Knopp, Michael V 2019. How Long of a Dynamic 3'-Deoxy-3'-[18F]fluorothymidine ([18F]FLT) PET Acquisition Is Needed for Robust Kinetic Analysis in Breast Cancer? Molecular imaging and biology, 21 2, 382-390