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L. Mark Knab, MD

L. Mark Knab, MD


Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Disease
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Pancreas Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery For Pancreatic Cancer
  • Whipple Surgery

About Dr. Knab


Medical Education

Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Northwestern University - General Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh - Surgical Oncology

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General


  • Towards standardized robotic surgery in gastrointestinal oncology. Knab, LM; Zureikat, AH; Zeh, HJ; Hogg, ME, Langenbeck's archives of surgery
  • Cancer Cell Invasion in Three-dimensional Collagen Is Regulated Differentially by Ga13 Protein and Discoidin Domain Receptor 1-Par3 Protein Signaling. Chow, CR; Ebine, K; Knab, LM; Bentrem, DJ; Kumar, K; Munshi, HG, The Journal of biological chemistry
  • Ablation of 5-lipoxygenase mitigates pancreatic lesion development. Knab, LM; Schultz, M; Principe, DR; Mascarinas, WE; Gounaris, E; Munshi, HG; Grippo, PJ; Bentrem, DJ, The Journal of surgical research
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  • Comparative effectiveness in esophagogastric cancer. Knab, LM; Belotte, J; Munshi, HG; Bentrem, DJ, Cancer treatment and research
  • GLI2-dependent c-MYC upregulation mediates resistance of pancreatic cancer cells to the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1. Kumar, K; Raza, SS; Knab, LM; Chow, CR; Kwok, B; Bentrem, DJ; Popovic, R; Ebine, K; Licht, JD; Munshi, HG, Scientific reports
  • Preferential expansion of pro-inflammatory Tregs in human non-small cell lung cancer. Phillips, JD; Knab, LM; Blatner, NR; Haghi, L; DeCamp, MM; Meyerson, SL; Heiferman, MJ; Heiferman, JR; Gounari, F; Bentrem, DJ; Khazaie, K, Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII
  • Zileuton 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, acts as a chemopreventive agent in intestinal polyposis, by modulating polyp and systemic inflammation., Gounaris, E; Heiferman, MJ; Heiferman, JR; Shrivastav, M; Vitello, D; Blatner, NR; Knab, LM; Phillips, JD; Cheon, EC; Grippo, PJ; Khazaie, K; Munshi, HG; Bentrem, DJ, PLoS ONE
  • BET bromodomain inhibitors block growth of pancreatic cancer cells in three-dimensional collagen. Sahai, V; Kumar, K; Knab, LM; Chow, CR; Raza, SS; Bentrem, DJ; Ebine, K; Munshi, HG, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
  • Cholecystitis. Knab, LM; Boller, AM; Mahvi, DM, The Surgical clinics of North America
  • HOIL-1L functions as the PKC? ubiquitin ligase to promote lung tumor growth. Queisser, MA; Dada, LA; Deiss-Yehiely, N; Angulo, M; Zhou, G; Kouri, FM; Knab, LM; Liu, J; Stegh, AH; DeCamp, MM; Budinger, GR; Chandel, NS; Ciechanover, A; Iwai, K; Sznajder, JI, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
  • Involvement of eicosanoids in the pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer: the roles of cyclooxygenase-2 and 5-lipoxygenase. Knab, LM; Grippo, PJ; Bentrem, DJ, World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Snail cooperates with Kras G12D in vivo to increase stem cell factor and enhance mast cell infiltration. Knab, LM; Ebine, K; Chow, CR; Raza, SS; Sahai, V; Patel, AP; Kumar, K; Bentrem, DJ; Grippo, PJ; Munshi, HG, Molecular cancer research : MCR
  • Treatment trends risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer., Merkow, RP; Bilimoria, KY; Keswani, RN; Chung, J; Sherman, KL; Knab, LM; Posner, MC; Bentrem, DJ, Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • Thigh compartment syndrome in urban trauma: bullets to blame not collisions., Knab, LM; Abuzeid, A; Rodriguez, H; Issa, N, The Journal of surgical research