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Dr. Kevin R. Knox, MD

Northern NJ, West Orange location

161 Main Street, Suite 150, West Orange, NJ 07052

Central NJ, Woodbridge Location

34 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

New Jersey’s Expert in Hand & Wrist Surgery

Dr. Knox is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeon with added qualifications in hand surgery. Additionally, he completed an orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. With a focus on the entire range of hand and wrist conditions, he employs the latest techniques in general and advanced reconstructive surgery to restore function, sensation, and quality of life for patients in New Jersey and surrounding areas.

     Dr. Knox's expertise is further enhanced by his postgraduate fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery. Beyond his clinical work, he actively contributes to the medical field through his involvement in surgical missions to countries like Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Nicaragua, demonstrating his commitment to medical volunteerism. Additionally, he is a valued member of the scientific research community, having authored and published numerous articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts.

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2013

Work History

Cimisurgical

Plastic Hand Surgeon   2023-Current

 

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists

Plastic Hand Surgeon     2020-2023

Broken Bone Baristas Inc.

President   2022-Current

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

Plastic Hand Surgeon    2011-2020

 

Indiana University

Volunteer Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery  2014-2020

 

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

Fellow  2010-2011

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Division of Plastic Surgery                                                                      

Resident  2005-2010

 

NYU-Microvascular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Research Fellow   2004-2005

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Student Summer Research Program  2000-2001

 

University of Pittsburgh Learning Skills Center

Tutor (Organic Chemistry)   1998-1999

 

University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry

Research Assistant  1998

 

EDUCATION

Indiana University-Kelley School of Business

MBA-Masters of Business Administration   2019

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

MD-Doctor of Medicine   2004

 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BS-Bachelor of Science  1999

Area of Concentration: Chemistry

Minor: Mathematics, Biology                                                                                                                                      

 

Fellowship

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN

Hand and Microvascular Surgery   2010-2011

 

Residency

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic Surgery    2008-2010

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

General Surgery    2005-2008

                      

 

Additional training

Indiana University School of Medicine

Advanced Microsurgery Course  2011

 

Indiana University School of Medicine

Microsurgery Course  2010

 

Honors and awards

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor, 2019 (Plastic Surgery)

 

Residency:

Golden Apple Teaching Award Nominee

New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Poster of the Year                                                                                       

 

Medical School:

Class of 1969 Alumni Association Scholarship Dean’s Honor Roll                                                                          

 

Undergraduate:

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • University of Pittsburgh Dean’s List

  • Departmental Honors in Chemistry

  • University of Pittsburgh Athletic Directors Honor Roll

  • Big East Conference Academic All-Star

  • Bell Atlantic Scholar Athlete Award

  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics Perfect 4.0 Award

  • Varsity Letter Winner (Baseball)

  • University of Pittsburgh Partial Athletic Scholarship

 

Surgical Missions

Indiana University, Eldoret, Kenya

Hand Surgery and Lower Extremity Reconstruction  2019

 

 

Resurge International, Touching Hands Project, La Paz, Bolivia

Hand Surgery  2018

 

Health Volunteers Overseas, Managua, Nicaragua

Hand Surgery  2011

 

Healing the Children Northeast, Bangladesh

Cleft Lip/Palate Mission    2010

 

Healing the Children Northeast, Bangladesh

Cleft Lip/Palate Mission   2009

 

Research

NYU-Microvascular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, New York, New York

Distraction Osteogenesis, Bone Engineering Scaffold Project  2004-2005

Under the direction of Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD and Joseph G. McCarthy, MD

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey      

Cancer in HIV+ve IV drugs users versus HIV-ve IV drug users UMDNJ-NJMS Summer Student  2001

Research Program

Under the instruction of Stanley H. Weiss, MD; Supported by NIH-NCI Cancer Education Clinical

Assistantship

 

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey      

Phyllodes Tumor, UMDNJ-NJMS Summer Student Research Program                                                                       2000

Under the instruction of Stanley H. Weiss, MD; Supported by NIH-NCI Cancer Education Clinical Assistantship

 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Organic Synthetic Methods                                                                                                                                          1998

Under the instruction of Theodore Cohen, PhD (Professor Emeritus)

 

Publications and Papers

  • Sasor, S., Knox, K.  The Problem Wound: Coverage Options.  Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee 6th ed.  Elsevier, 2017.

  • Gutwein, L., Merrell, G., Knox, K.  Paraumbilical Perforator Flap for Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Forearm.  J of Hand Surgery.  2015 Mar;40 (3), 586-592.

  • Knox, K., Baltera, R.  Biceps and Triceps Ruptures. Textbook of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery.  ASSH, Chicago, IL 2013, pg 683-690.

  • Ghali, S., Knox, K., Scarpidis, U., Verbesey, J., Izadi, K., Ganchi, P.  Effects of Lidocaine and Epinephrine on Cutaneous Blood Flow.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Oct;61(10):1226-31.

  • Knox, K., Datiashvili, R., Granick, M.  Surgical Wound Bed Preparation of Chronic and Acute Wounds. Clin Plast Surg. 2007 Oct;34(4):633-41.

  • Granick, M., Tenenhaus, M., Knox, K., Ulm, J.  Comparison of wound irrigation and tangential hydrodissection in bacterial clearance of contaminated wounds: results of a randomized, controlled clinical study.  Ostomy Wound Manage. 2007 Apr;53(4):64-6, 68-70, 72.

  • Knox, K., Ghali, S., Boutros, S., Thorne, C., McCarthy, J. The Incidence of Cephalohematoma following Cranioplasty in a Specialized Craniofacial Unit. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep 15;120(4):1004-8.

  • Datiashvili, R., Knox, K.  Solutions to Challenging Digital Amputations.  Clin Plast Surg. 2007 Apr;34(2):167-75.

  • Knox, K., Bitzos, I., Granick, M., Datiashvili, R., Benevenia, J., Patterson, F.  Immediate Reconstruction of Oncologic Hemipelvectomy and Hemisacrectomy Defects.  Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Aug;57(2):184-9.

  • Cetrulo, C., Knox, K., Brown, D., Ceradini, D., Capla, J., Chang, E., Bhatt, K., McCarthy, J., Gurtner, G.  Stem cells and distraction osteogenesis: endothelial progenitor cells home to the ischemic generate in activation and consolidation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Sep 15;116(4):1053-64; discussion 1065-7.

  • Datiashvili, R., Knox, K.  Vacuum Assisted Closure: An Alternative to Soft Tissue Reconstruction?  Wounds. 2005;17(8):206-212.

  • Knox, K., Granick, M., Mitchell, A., Fonseca, R.  Infection with Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium After Injection of Adulterated Silicone Fluid.  Journal of Aesthetic Surgery:  Vol. 24 No. 4, July August, 2004, 342-345.

  • Cheng, D., Knox, K., Cohen, T.  Tandem Lithium-Ene Cyclization and Thiophenoxide Expulsion to Produce Fused Vinylcyclopropanes: First Observation of Allylic Lithium Oxyanion-Induced Reactivity and Stereoselectivity in Intramolecular Carbolithiation ;  J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2000; 122(2); 412-413.

Presentations

  • Soft Tissue Coverage for Orthopedic Surgeons, Indiana University Orthopedic Trauma Symposium, Bloomington, Indiana, 2017

  • Soft Tissue Coverage Every Orthopedic Surgeon Should Know, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015

  • Soft Tissue Coverage Every Orthopedic Surgeon Should Know, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014

  • Lower Limb Salvage – Advances in Soft-Tissue Coverage, Indiana University Orthopedic Trauma Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013

  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia, 2012

  • Recognizing and Managing Hematomas, Hand Care 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012

  • Hand Injuries Occurring in the Workplace:  A Surgeon’s Perspective, Worker’s Compensation Conference, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012

  • Safety and Efficacy of Delayed Manipulation After Collagenase Treatment in Subjects with  Dupuytren’s Contracture, Tri-State Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio 2011

  • Management of Lunate Dislocations.  New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Poster Presentation, Jamesburg, New Jersey, 2010

  • Reconstruction of Complex Defects of the Head after Radical Resection of Advanced Malignant Tumors.  (Poster presentation)  International Meeting on Reconstructive and Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Mykonos, Greece, 2009

  • The Use of Scapular Fascial Free Flap in the Reconstruction of the Extremities. Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium, Eilat, Israel, 2009

  • Reconstruction of Complex Defects of the Head and Neck After Radical Resection of Advanced Malignant Tumors.  New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Poster Presentation, Jamesburg, New Jersey, 2009

  • Reconstruction of Complicated Wounds of the Extremities Using the Scapular Fascial Free Flap.  New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Poster Presentation, Jamesburg, New Jersey, 2008

  • Comparison of High-Pressure Pulse Lavage and Tangential Hydrodissection in Bacterial Clearance of Contaminated Wounds.  New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Poster Presentation, Summit, New Jersey, 2007

  • Stem Cells and Distraction Osteogenesis: Endothelial Progenitor Cells Home to the Ischemic Generate in Activation and Consolidation.  New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident Poster Presentation, Jamesburg, New Jersey, 2005

  • Stem Cells and Distraction Osteogenesis: Endothelial Progenitor Cells Home to the Ischemic Generate in Activation and Consolidation.  International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Conference IX, Coluum, Australia. 2005

  • Distribution Pattern of the Phyllodes Tumor Within the Breast.  UMDNJ-NJMS Summer Research Program Poster Presentation, Newark, New Jersey, 2001

  • Epidemiology of the Phyllodes in Tumor.  UMDNJ-NJMS Summer Research Program Poster Presentation, Newark, New Jersey, 2000

 

Case presentations

 

Professional societies and memberships

 

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Active Member   2010-Current

 

American Society of Plastic Surgery

Active Member  2017-Current

 

American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Active Member  2017-Current

board certification

 

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Certificate#: 8422 (valid November 16, 2013- December 31, 2023)

American Board of Plastic Surgery – Certification in Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand - 2016

 

Licensure

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: 72528-20

NPI #: 1467600775

DEA: FK2141492

USMLE Step 1-3: Passed

 

Languages

English-Native Language

Spanish-Conversational

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