Richard J. Knight, MD

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

Education & Training

Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center
MD, Tulane University
Internship, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Active Clinical Trials

Astellas 0113-CL-2001 CMV Vaccine



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, pp. 1591-1603.

Assessment of infectious complications in elderly kidney transplant recipients receiving induction with anti-thymocyte globulin versus basiliximab
Pham, C, Kuten, SA, Knight, R, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, E & Gaber, AO 2020, Transplant Infectious Disease, pp. e13257.

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.

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.

Investigator Assessment of the Utility of the TruGraf Molecular Diagnostic Test in Clinical Practice
First, MR, Peddi, VR, Mannon, R, Knight, R, Marsh, CL, Kurian, SM, Rice, JC, Maluf, D, Mandelbrot, D, Patel, A, David, J, Schieve, C, Lee, D, Lewis, P, Friedewald, JJ, Abecassis, MM & Rose, S 2019, , Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 729-733.

Ciprofloxacin for BK viremia prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients: Results of a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Patel, SJ, Knight, RJ, Kuten, SA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Musick, WL & Gaber, AO 2019, , American Journal of Transplantation.

Cross-sectional evaluation of the relationship between Vitamin D status and supplement use across levels of kidney function in adults
Moore, LW, Suki, WN, Lunsford, KE, Sabek, OM, Knight, RJ & Gaber, AO 2019, , BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 2, e022471.

Short- and midterm results for internal jugular vein extension for short right renal vein kidney transplant
Lu, T, Yi, SG, Bismuth, J, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Bechara, CF 2018, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 32, no. 8, e13312, pp. e13312.

Conversion from tacrolimus-mycophenolate mofetil to tacrolimus-mTOR immunosuppression after kidney-pancreas transplantation reduces the incidence of both BK and CMV viremia
Knight, RJ, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kuten, SA, Patel, SJ, Gaber, L & Gaber, AO 2018, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 32, no. 6, e13265, pp. e13265.

A Cross-sectional Evaluation of the Relationship Between Vitamin D Status and Supplement Use Across Levels of Kidney Function in Adults: Vitamin D Status, Supplements, and Kidney function
Moore, LW, Suki, WN, Lunsford, KE, Sabek, O, Knight, RJ & Gaber, AO 2018, BMJ.

Unexplained fever after pancreas transplantation
Klasek, R, Kuten, SA, Patel, SJ, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Hobeika, MJ, Gaber, OA, Podder, H & Knight, RJ 2018, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 32, no. 9, e13351, pp. e13351.

Belatacept conversion in an HIV-positive kidney transplant recipient following anti-thymocyte globulin induction
Kuten, SA, Patel, SJ, Baru, A, Gaber, AO, Crutchley, RD, Ramanathan, V & Knight, RJ 2017, , Transplant Infectious Disease, vol. 19, no. 5, e12748.

Early clearance vs persistence of de novo donor-specific antibodies following lung transplantation
Islam, AK, Sinha, N, DeVos, JM, Kaleekal, TS, Jyothula, SS, Teeter, LD, Nguyen, DTM, Eagar, TN, Moore, LW, Puppala, M, Wong, STC, Knight, RJ, Frost, AE, Graviss, EA & Osama Gaber, A 2017, Clinical Transplantation.

Incidence and Factors Associated with De Novo DSA After BK Viremia in Renal Transplant Recipients
Patel, SJ, Kuten, SA, Knight, RJ, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DTM & Gaber, AO 2017, . in Clinical Transplants 2016. Terasaki Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, pp. 103-109.

BK virus as a mediator of graft dysfunction following kidney transplantation
Yi, SG, Knight, RJ & Lunsford, KE 2017, , Current opinion in organ transplantation, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 320-327.

The Incidence and Outcomes of Fever of Unknown Origin After Pancreas Transplantation
Klasek, R, Kuten, SA, Patel, S, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2017, American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 17, no. suppl 3, 17 (suppl 3).

The detrimental impact of persistent vs an isolated occurrence of de novo donor-specific antibodies on intermediate-term renal transplant outcomes
Loucks-DeVos, JM, Eagar, TN, Gaber, AO, Patel, SJ, Teeter, LD, Graviss, EA & Knight, RJ 2017, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 31, no. 8, e13025.

Combination Drug Products for HIV—A Word of Caution for the Transplant Clinician
Patel, SJ, Kuten, SA, Musick, WL, Gaber, AO, Monsour, HP & Knight, R 2016, , American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 2479-2482.

Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Dual Adult versus Single-Kidney Transplantation: Evolution of a Surgical Technique
Islam, AK, Knight, RJ, Mayer, WA, Hollander, AB, Patel, S, Teeter, LD, Graviss, EA, Saharia, A, Podder, H, Asham, EH & Gaber, AO 2016, , The Journal of heart transplantation, vol. 2016, pp. 2586761.

Disparate rates of acute rejection and donor-specific antibodies among high-immunologic risk renal transplant subgroups receiving antithymocyte globulin induction
Patel, SJ, Suki, WN, Loucks-DeVos, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Knight, RJ, Kuten, SA, Moore, LW, Teeter, LD, Gaber, LW & Gaber, AO 2016, , Transplant International, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 897-908.