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P. Daniel Knott, M.D.

Facial plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon

Dr. P. Daniel Knott is director of Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF Medical Center. Knott, who joined UCSF in 2011 after 10 years at the Cleveland Clinic, has training and experience in facial aesthetics and microvascular surgery. His expertise includes treatment of facial paralysis, facial rejuvenation, reconstruction of facial cutaneous malignancies, minimally invasive facial soft tissue augmentation, rhinoplasty and free tissue transfer.

In his research, he is helping develop new methods for palatal and orbito-maxillary reconstruction, microvascular treatment of osteonecrosis and cartilage bioengineering. He has won several national awards for his research, which includes studies of head and neck tissue transplantation. Knott earned a medical degree at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and completed a five-year surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He also completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He's an associate professor of otolaryngology at UCSF.


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2330 Post St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9500
Fax: (415) 885-7800

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UC San Diego School of Medicine 2000


Cleveland Clinic Foundation Medical Center 2006


UCLA Medical Center 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ahmed M, Knott PD. Hyperostotic esthesioneuroblastoma: rare variant and fibrous dysplasia mimicker. Korean J Radiol. 2014 Jan; 15(1):156-60.
  2. Revenaugh PC, Knott PD, McBride JM, Fritz MA. Motor Nerve to the Vastus Lateralis. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Apr 16.
  3. Revenaugh PC, Knott PD, Scharpf J, Fritz MA. Simultaneous anterolateral thigh flap and temporalis tendon transfer to optimize facial form and function after radical parotidectomy. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 14(2):104-9.
  4. Shipchandler TZ, Waters HH, Knott PD, Fritz MA. Orbitomaxillary reconstruction using the layered fibula osteocutaneous flap. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 14(2):110-5.
  5. Knott PD, Hicks D, Braun W, Strome M. A 12-year perspective on the world's first total laryngeal transplant. Transplantation. 2011 Apr 15; 91(7):804-5.
  6. Seth R, Nabili V, Fritz MA, Alam DS, Knott PD. Volume-directed facial soft tissue deficit reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Dec; 26(6):494-503.
  7. Seth R, Futran ND, Alam DS, Knott PD. Outcomes of vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the mandible in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2165-71.
  8. Revenaugh PC, Seth R, Pavlovich JB, Knott PD, Batra PS. Minimally invasive endoscopic resection of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 32(6):464-9.
  9. Makin V, Hatipoglu B, Hamrahian AH, Arrossi AV, Knott PD, Lee JH, Sade B. Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea as the initial presentation of growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 32(5):433-7.
  10. Seth R, Waters HH, Knott PD. Vascularized bone graft reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using the tunneled, anchored suture technique. Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S236.
  11. Knott PD, Newman J, Keller GS, Apfelberg DB. A novel bioabsorbable device for facial suspension and rejuvenation. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 11(2):129-35.
  12. Knott PD, Dan O, Strome M. Induction with T-cell receptor antibody leads to long-term laryngeal allograft function. Am J Otolaryngol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 29(6):398-402.
  13. Nabili V, Knott PD. Advanced lip reconstruction: functional and aesthetic considerations. Facial Plast Surg. 2008 Jan; 24(1):92-104.
  14. Knott PD, Suh JD, Nabili V, Sercarz JA, Head C, Abemayor E, Blackwell KE. Evaluation of hardware-related complications in vascularized bone grafts with locking mandibular reconstruction plate fixation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Dec; 133(12):1302-6.
  15. Knott PD, Tamai H, Strome M, Van Lente F, Shu S. RAD inhibition of sarcoma growth: implications for laryngeal transplantation. Am J Otolaryngol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 28(6):375-8.
  16. Knott PD, Zins JE, Banbury J, Djohan R, Yetman RJ, Papay F. A comparison of dermabond tissue adhesive and sutures in the primary repair of the congenital cleft lip. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Feb; 58(2):121-5.
  17. Knott PD, Milstein CF, Hicks DM, Abelson TI, Byrd MC, Strome M. Vocal outcomes after laser resection of early-stage glottic cancer with adjuvant cryotherapy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov; 132(11):1226-30.
  18. Knott PD, Batra PS, Butler RS, Citardi MJ. Contour and paired-point registration in a model for image-guided surgery. Laryngoscope. 2006 Oct; 116(10):1877-81.
  19. Knott PD, Byrd MC, Hicks DG, Strome M. Vocal fold healing after laser cordectomy with adjuvant cryotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2006 Sep; 116(9):1580-4.
  20. Knott PD, Batra PS, Citardi MJ. Computer aided surgery: concepts and applications in rhinology. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006 Jun; 39(3):503-22, ix.

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