Richard J. Knight, MD

Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Nicole Mary Follansbee Centennial Chair, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Education & Training

Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center
MD, Tulane University
Internship, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Publications

Deceased donor vein extension grafts for right living donor kidney transplantation
Meinders, AM, Knight, R, Eagar, TN, Hobeika, M, Podder, H, Gaber, AO & Yi, SG 2023, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 37, no. 8, e14963. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14963

Hospitalization and survival of solid organ transplant recipients with coronavirus disease 2019: A propensity matched cohort study
Swan, JT, Rizk, E, Jones, SL, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Tran, AT, Xu, J, Nisar, T, Menser, T, Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Huang, HJ, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12, e0278781, pp. e0278781. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781

Predicting a Positive Antibody Response after 2 SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccines in Transplant Recipients: A Machine Learning Approach with External Validation
Alejo, JL, Mitchell, J, Chiang, TPY, Chang, A, Abedon, AT, Werbel, WA, Boyarsky, BJ, Zeiser, LB, Avery, RK, Tobian, AAR, Levan, ML, Warren, DS, Massie, AB, Moore, LW, Guha, A, Huang, HJ, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO, Ghobrial, RM, Garonzik-Wang, JM, Segev, DL & Bae, S 2022, , Transplantation, vol. 106, no. 10, pp. E452-E460. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000004259

Risk Factors Associated with an Impaired Antibody Response in Kidney Transplant Recipients following 2 Doses of the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine
Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Eagar, T, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Ibrahim, H, Huang, HJ, Hobeika, M, McMillan, R, Saharia, A, Mobley, C, Podder, H, Drews, A, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 8, no. 1, e1257, pp. e1257. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001257, https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001257

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600, https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

mTOR inhibitors, mycophenolates, and other immunosuppression regimens on antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines in solid organ transplant recipients
Bae, S, Alejo, JL, Chiang, TPY, Werbel, WA, Tobian, AAR, Moore, LW, Guha, A, Huang, HJ, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO, Ghobrial, RM, McAdams-DeMarco, MA & Segev, DL 2022, , American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 3137-3142. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.17158

Hospitalization and survival of solid organ transplant recipients with coronavirus disease 2019: A propensity matched cohort study
Swan, JT, Rizk, E, Jones, SL, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Tran, AT, Xu, J, Nisar, T, Menser, T, Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Huang, HJ, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. e0278781. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781

Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: A common complication of successful pancreas transplantation
Kuten, SA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Gaber, AO, Sadhu, AR, Simpson, EP, Yi, SG, Podder, H, Kagan, A & Knight, RJ 2021, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 7, no. 12, e795, pp. e795. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001208

Kidney Transplant Recipients Rarely Show an Early Antibody Response Following the First COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
Yi, SG, Knight, RJ, Graviss, EA, Moore, LW, Nguyen, DT, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Huang, HJ 2021, , Transplantation, vol. 105, no. 7, pp. E72-E73. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003764

Long-Term Follow-Up of Renal Transplant Recipients Treated With IVIG for De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies
Knight, RJ, Loucks-Devos, J, Khan, NA, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Eagar, TN, Patel, SJ & Osama Gaber, A 2021, , Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1865-1871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.05.011

Re: Delayed Implantation of Pumped Kidneys Decreases Renal Allograft Futility in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Agopian, VG, Yi, SG, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Harlander-Locke, MP, Saharia, A, Kaldas, FM, Mobley, CM, Zarrinpar, A, Hobeika, MJ, Veale, JL, Podder, H, Farmer, DG, Knight, RJ, Danovitch, GM, Gritsch, HA, Li, XC, Ghobrial, RM, Busuttil, RW & Gaber, AO 2021, , Journal of Urology, vol. 205, no. 4, pp. 1215. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000001610

Persistent Immunogenicity of the mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Patients Vaccinated Before Kidney Transplant
Yi, SG, Eagar, T, Moore, L, Huang, HJ, Ibrahim, H, Hobeika, MJ, McMillan, R, Podder, H, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2021, , Transplantation, vol. 105, no. 10, pp. E133-E134. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003872

Assessment of infectious complications in elderly kidney transplant recipients receiving induction with anti-thymocyte globulin vs basiliximab
Pham, C, Kuten, SA, Knight, R, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, E & Gaber, AO 2020, , Transplant Infectious Disease, vol. 22, no. 3, e13257, pp. e13257. https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.13257

Early Experience with COVID-19 and Solid Organ Transplantation at a US High-volume Transplant Center
Yi, SG, Rogers, AW, Saharia, A, Aoun, M, Faour, R, Abdelrahim, M, Knight, RJ, Grimes, K, Bullock, S, Hobeika, M, McMillan, R, Mobley, C, Moaddab, M, Huang, HJ, Bhimaraj, A, Ghobrial, RM & Gaber, AO 2020, , Transplantation, vol. 104, no. 11, pp. 2208-2214. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003339

Delayed implantation of pumped kidneys decreases renal allograft futility in combined liver-kidney transplantation
Lunsford, KE, Agopian, VG, Yi, S, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Harlander-Locke, MP, Saharia, A, Kaldas, FM, Mobley, CM, Zarrinpar, A, Hobeika, MJ, Veale, JL, Podder, H, Farmer, DG, Knight, RJ, Danovitch, GM, Gritsch, HA, Li, XC, Ghobrial, RM, Busuttil, RW & Gaber, AO 2020, , Transplantation, vol. 104, no. 8, pp. 1591-1603. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003040

Safety of everolimus with reduced calcineurin inhibitor exposure in de novo kidney transplants: An analysis from the randomized transform study
on behalf of the TRANSFORM Investigators 2019, , Transplantation, vol. 103, no. 9, pp. 1953-1963. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002626

Safety of everolimus with reduced calcineurin inhibitor exposure in de novo kidney transplants: An analysis from the randomized transform study
on behalf of the TRANSFORM Investigators 2019, , Transplantation, vol. 103, no. 9, pp. 1953-1963. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002626

Weight Gain after Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Knight, RJ, Islam, AK, Pham, C, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Kagan, A, Sadhu, AR, Podder, H & Gaber, AO 2019, , Transplantation. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002862

Application of TruGraf v1: A Novel Molecular Biomarker for Managing Kidney Transplant Recipients With Stable Renal Function
Marsh, CL, Kurian, SM, Rice, JC, Whisenant, TC, David, J, Rose, S, Schieve, C, Lee, D, Case, J, Barrick, B, Peddi, VR, Mannon, RB, Knight, R, Maluf, D, Mandelbrot, D, Patel, A, Friedewald, JJ, Abecassis, MM & First, MR 2019, , Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 722-728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2019.01.054