William H. Knospe, MD

Title: Medical Educator, Emeritus
Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

William Knospe, Medical Educator and Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in hematology and health care education.

In preparation for his professional pursuits, Dr. Knospe attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and a Bachelor of Science in 1952. He continued his academic pursuits at the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving an MD in 1954, and concluded his studies at the University of Rochester in 1962 when he graduated with a Master of Science in radiation biology. Dr. Knospe is a diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Sub-specialty Board on Hematology.

Dr. Knospe was a resident in medicine at the Illinois Central Hospital in Chicago from 1955 to 1956, as well as a resident in medicine at the VA Research Hospital-Northwestern University Medical School, now the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, from 1956 to 1958. He subsequently served to the rank of a captain in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps from 1958 to 1961, and rose to the rank of a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army from 1961 to 1966, when he received an honorable discharge. During his military service, Dr. Knospe worked in numerous roles at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Walter Reed General Hospital, including acting as an attending physician, an investigator of radiation biology, an investigator of hematology and a fellow in hematology.

In 1967, Dr. Knospe began as the assistant director of the hematology and radiohematology laboratory at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, where he additionally held the role of an associate attending staff physician until 1974. He subsequently accepted a position as a senior attending staff physician at the hospital, where he remained for more than 25 years. During his tenure, Dr. Knospe also served the Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital as the director of the hematology section from 1974 to 1993.

As a medical educator, Dr. Knospe started as a professor of medicine at Rush Medical College at Rush University in Chicago in 1974, where he accepted the designation of a professor emeritus in 1994. Since 2002, he has held the title of an emeritus at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In addition to his primary educational pursuits, Dr. Knospe has served as a speaker at professional conferences in both the United States and abroad and has contributed numerous articles to professional publications. He maintains affiliations with myriad professional organizations, including the American Federation of Clinical Research, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Hematology and the International Society of Experimental Hematology. Dr. Knospe is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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