Michelle Knopp

Michelle I Knopp , MD

Volunteer Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

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.


Medical Degree: The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, 2018

Bachelor's Degree: Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO, 2014 (Physics)

Residency: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2018


American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-17-2021 )

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


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 More Information

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 More Information

Knopp, Michelle I; Hagedorn, Philip A (2022. ) Leveraging the voice of frontline stakeholders to improve healthcare communication systems.Journal of hospital medicine, , 17 (11 ) ,936-937 More Information



Michelle Knopp (11-2020. ) Osmolar Gap .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:Department

Michelle Knopp (01-2020. ) Sjogren's Syndrome .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:Department

Paper Presentations

Knopp, Michelle I & Makhijia, Rakhee & O’Rourke, Brian & Tomaselli, Gordon F. & Guallar, Eilseo & Jones, Steven & Wu, Katherine & DeMazumder, Deeptankar (10-2020. ) Novel use of ECG and cardiac MRI for enhanced mortality risk prediction in heart failure patients .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:Department

Knopp, Michelle I & Wright, Chadwick L. & Hsieh, Yu-lung & Ives, Emma & Binzel, Katherine & Folefac, Edmund & Miller, Eric D & Kneuertz, Peter & Knopp, Michael V (03-2021. ) Ultrafast, low dose FDG Oncologic Whole Body PET/CT Phase 2 Study Findings .Vienna, Austria (Virtual). Conference. Level:International

Professional Affiliation

08-2020: Member Committee assists in enhancing grassroots legislative efforts and educating the RFS on current political issues impacting medicine American Medical Association - Resident/Fellow Session Committee on Legislation and Advocacy,

02-2021: Alternate Delegate Members of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) serve as an important communications, policy and membership link between the AMA and grassroots physicians. The delegates and alternate delegates are a key source of information on activities, programs and policies of the AMA. The delegates and alternate delegates are also a direct contact for the individual member to communicate with and contribute to the formulation of AMA policy positions, the identification of situations that might be addressed through policy implementation efforts and the implementation of AMA policies. Delegates and alternate delegates to the AMA are expected to foster a positive and useful 2-way relationship between grassroots physicians and the AMA leadership. To fulfill these roles, AMA delegates and alternate delegates are expected to make themselves readily accessible to individual members by providing the AMA with their addresses, telephone numbers and email so that the AMA can make the information accessible to individual members through the AMA website and through other communication mechanisms. American Medical Association,

Courses Taught

Refining Communication Techniques for Future Physicians