Philosophy of Care
I believe in treating patients as if they were family, with respect and empathy, and in the same way I would like to be treated as a patient myself. I believe in a team approach for medical care, and aim at providing the right service every time, the first time. I follow an individual, personalized approach that adheres to best practices and the best available scientific evidence.
Dr. Knollmann is a Diagnostic Radiologist who specializes in the diagnosis of cardiovascular and chest disease in adults and children. He has special experitse in Radiography, Computed Tomoraphy, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the heart , vessels, and chest, coronary artery disease, and tumors of the chest.
Dr. Knollmann's research is focused on cardiovascular and chest imaging, following a Humboldtian philosophy of combining scientific research, academic teaching, and clinical care.
Special areas of research include the effectiveness of imaging in diagnosing congenital and acquired heart and lung disease. Recent research includes the noninvasive diagnosis of coronary heart disease and lung cancer.
M.D., University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany 1993
Ph.D., Diagnostic Radiology, Humboldt University, Charite, Berlin, Germany 2001
B.S., University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany 1993
Diagnostic Radiology, Charite, Berlin, Germany 1997-1999
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Deutschers Herzzentrum, Berlin, Germany 1996-1997
Body Imaging, Charite, Berlin, Germany 1999-2001
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, 2011
Board Certified, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2011
CA Medical Board, License, 2014
American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Thoracic Radiology
Southwest Oncology Group
Honors and Awards
Certificate of Reviewing Excellence presented by Elsevier and the Editors in Academic Radiology for excellence in peer review, 2013
Select Recent Publications
Knollmann FD, Kumthekar R, Fetzer D, Socinski MA. Assessing response to treatment in non--small-cell lung cancer: role of tumor volume evaluated by computed tomography. Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Mar;15(2):103-9.
Knollmann FD, Lacomis JM, Ocak I, Gleason T. The role of aortic wall CT attenuation measurements for the diagnosis of acute aortic syndromes. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Dec;82(12):2392-8.
Nichols L, Saunders R, Knollmann FD. Causes of death of patients with lung cancer. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012 Dec;136(12):1552-7.
Ocak I, Lacomis JM, Deible CR, Pealer K, Parag Y, Knollmann F. The aortic root: comparison of measurements from ECG-gated CT angiography with transthoracic echocardiography. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 Aug;24(3):223-6.
Knollmann FD, Wieltsch A, Peters S, Mahlke A, Niederberger S, Kertesz T. Flat panel volume computed tomography of the coronary arteries. Acad Radiol. 2009 Oct;16(10):1251-62.