Faculty Profile: Bettina Knoll, MD, PhD

Bettina Knoll
Bettina Knoll, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Bio Med Medicine
Work: 401-444-3869


Dr. Bettina Knoll is an infectious diseases physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Knoll obtained her medical degree and PhD at the Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and commenced a general infectious diseases fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota thereafter. She subsequently completed a two year transplant infectious diseases fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Brigham & Women's Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, where she participated in the care for solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, and immunocompromised patients in the setting of cancer treatment.

Grants and Awards

Mayo Clinic ACE Award 2005/6 & 2007/8
Peer selected during internship and senior year for the resident best exhibiting the attributes of Attitude, Commitment, and Excellence.

Mayo Clinic Stiftung-Kellen Fellowship Award 2006/7,2008/9 & 2010/11
The Mayo Clinic Stiftung is a charitable foundation that awards a resident or fellow of German citizenship in training at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in recognition of outstanding clinical performance, research productivity and humanitarian efforts. The award covers the cost of their stipend, benefits and indirects during the term of fellowship.

IDSA Travel Grant 2008, 2009 & 2010

Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress 2012


Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member, 2008-current

American Society of Transplantation, Member, 2010-current

Selected Publications

  • Knoll BM, Spieler PJ, Kubiak DW, Marty FM. Neutropenia Associated with Prolonged Daptomycin Use. Accepted for publication Clin Infect Dis.01/04/13 (2013)
  • Knoll BM, Kappagoda S, Gill RR, Goldberg HJ, Boyle K, Baden LR, Fuhlbrigge AL, Marty FM. Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection among lung transplant recipients: a 15-year cohort study. Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;14(5):452-60. (2012)
  • Knoll BM, Hellmann M, Kotton CN. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium meningitis in adults: Case series and review of the literature. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] (2012)
  • Knoll BM, Koo S, Issa NC, Hammond SP, Tullius SG, Baden LR, Pomahac B, Marty FM Infections following Facial Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Single Center Experience and Review of the Literature. Am J Transplant. 2012 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] (2012)
  • Knoll B, Mylonakis E. Pancytopenia and Fever. Gorbach's 5-minute Infectious Disease Consult ed. Gorbach, Falagas, Mylonakis, and Stone, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA 2011; (2011)
  • Knoll B, Mylonakis E. Anaerobic Infections. Gorbach's 5-minute Infectious Disease Consult ed. Gorbach, Falagas, Mylonakis, and Stone, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA 2011; (2011)
  • Sohail MR, Hussain S, Le KY, Dib C, Lohse CM, Friedman PA, Hayes DL, Uslan DZ, Wilson WR, Steckelberg JM, Baddour LM; Mayo Cardiovascular Infections Study Group. Risk factors associated with early- versus late-onset implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infections. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Aug;31(2):171-83 (2011)
  • Knoll BM, Wright D, Ellingson L, Kraemer L, Patire R, Kuskowski MA, Johnson JR.Reduction of inappropriate urinary catheter use at a veterans affairs hospital through a multifaceted quality improvement project. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;52(11):1283-90. (2011)
  • Brown RA, Gralewski JH, Eid AJ, Knoll BM, Finberg RW, Razonable RR.R753Q single-nucleotide polymorphism impairs toll-like receptor 2 recognition of hepatitis C virus core and nonstructural 3 proteins. Transplantation. 2010 Apr 15;89(7):811-5. (2010)
  • El Atrouni WI, Knoll BM, Lahr BD, Eckel-Passow JE, Sia IG, Baddour LM.Temporal Trends in the Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1998 to 2005: A Population-Based Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 15;49(12):e130-8. (2009)
  • Knoll B, Baddour L, Wilson W. Prosthetic valve endocarditis. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases ed. Mandell, Douglas & Bennett, Elsevier/Churchill, USA 2009; Chapter 78 (2009)
  • Knoll B, Ventori S, Temesgen Z.Etravirine. Drugs Today (Barc). 2008 Jan;44(1):23-33. (2008)
  • Knoll B, Rea DJ, Szoztek J, Nagorney DS, Tefferi A, Mesa RA.Images submission: Extramedullary hematopoiesis.Am J Hematol. 2008 Feb;83(2):171. (2008)
  • Knoll B, Goldammer M, Lesniewska A, Flügge J, Johne A, Mrozikiewicz PM, Roots I, Koepke K. An Anomalous Haplotype Distribution of the Arrestin Domain-Containing 4 Gene (ARRDC4) Haplotypes in Caucasians. Genet Test. 2008 Spring;12(1):147-52. (2008)
  • Khandaker MH, Knoll BM, Arora AS.63-year-old man with cryptogenic cirrhosis and dyspnea.Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 May;83(5):580-3. (2008)
  • Knoll BM, Letendre L, Steensma DP.Life-threatening desquamating rash and hyperammonemia following administration of eculizumab for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Am J Hematol. 2008 Nov;83(11):881-3. (2008)
  • Knoll B, Knoll-Koehler E, Kriegelstein J , Rudolph U. Lokal- und Allgemeinanästhetika (Local and general anesthetics) in Textbuch der Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, 6 th. Edition, 2007, p 297-341, Estler H, Schmidt H, Schmidt, H (ed), Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, New York. (2007)
  • Knoll B, Knoll-Koehler E. , Analgetika' (Analgesics) in Aktueller Stand der zahnärztlichen Implantologie Hartmann HJ ,ed. Hartmann HJ, Spitta Verlag, Balingen, Germany, 2007; CD-ROM part 2, Chapter 17 (2007)
  • Knoll B. ,Perioperative Antibiotikaprophylaxe und supportive Antibiotikatherapie Indikationen und Arzneistoffauswahl' (Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis and supportive antibiotic therapy. Indications and choice of regimen) in Aktueller Stand der zahnärztlichen Implantologie ed. Hartmann HJ, Spitta Verlag, Balingen, Germany, 2007; CD-ROM part 2, Chapter 17 (2007)
  • Knoll B, Lassmann B, Temesgen Z.Current status of HIV infection: a review for non-HIV-treating physicians.Int J Dermatol. 2007 Dec;46(12):1219-28. (2007)
  • Knoll BM, Valles A, Hogan MC.56-Year-old man with rash, abdominal pain, and arthralgias.Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Jun;82(6):745-8. (2007)
  • Knoll B, Tleyjeh IM, Steckelberg JM, Wilson WR, Baddour LM.Infective endocarditis due to penicillin-resistant viridans group streptococci.Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 15;44(12):1585-92. (2007)
  • Knoll-B, Knoll-Koehler E. ,Lokalanaesthetika' (Local anesthetics) in Aktueller Stand der zahnärztlichen Implantologie Hartmann HJ, ed. Hartmann HJ, Spitta Verlag, Balingen, Germany, 2007; CD-ROM part 2, Chapter 17 (2007)
  • Treudler R, Knoll B, Ackermann-Simon J, Roesler B, Krahl D, Orfanos CE. Annular skin lesions refractory to therapy, Hautarzt 2005; 56(5): 480-482. (2005)
  • Knoll B. Variants of the ARRDC4 (DRH1) gene and their association with sporadic colorectal cancer Dissertationsschrift (PhD thesis), Medizinische Fakultät der Charite-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany ; University Press, 2005, p 1-58. (2005)
  • Knoll-Koehler E, Knoll B. Lokal Anästhetika' (Local Anaesthetics) In Textbuch der Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, 5th Edition, Estler H (ed), Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, New York: 2000; p 179-191. (2000)