Stanley M. Knoll, M.D., FACS

Title: Medical Director


Dr. Stanley Knoll has served with the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) of the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) since 1993, even before its official founding.  He has been Medical Director of IMP since 2003. Dr. Knoll is Clinical Professor of Surgery in the SMHS.

Dr. Knoll received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Medicine from the Chicago Medical School. He obtained his surgical training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After serving two years in the United States Army, Dr. Knoll joined the faculty at GWU. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, has been an associate examiner for the Board and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Past President of the Washington Academy of Surgery. In addition to his clinical interests in general surgery focusing on endocrine, breast and hernia surgery, Dr. Knoll is engaged in many educational and administrative activities. He spent many years as Chair of the Program Evaluation Committee of the Department of Surgery residency program, and Surgeon Champion of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program at George Washington University Hospital. 

As Medical Director of the Office of International Medicine Programs, Dr. Knoll has travelled, operated, published and lectured abroad extensively. He has taught and consulted on surgical, educational and administrative medical issues in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. He has also participated in humanitarian missions from Guatemala to Viet Nam. He has had a particularly extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, especially Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Dr Knoll was instrumental in founding and directing the Breast Cancer Center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, which continues under the leadership of one of his former residents there.

In this GW Bicentennial Year of 2024, Dr. Knoll was honored by appointment as Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery.