Tracy Knippel, MD
PGY-4

Research Projects
Predictors of length of stay and FIM efficiency in pediatric inpatient rehabilitation. Mentor: Dr. Amy Houtrow

Scholarly Activity
Publications: Ten year trends in pediatric inpatient rehabilitation: predicting length of stay and rehabilitation outcomes using WeeFIM data. Knippel T & Houtrow, A. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2016; 95(3): Supplement 1. A2-a3.

Diagnosing Running Injuries: A Primer for Physiatrists. Stone D, Knippel T & Roscher M. UPMC Rehab Grand Rounds Winter 2016.

Presentations: Trends and outcomes in children with special health care needs. Knippel T & Houtrow, A. Podium presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2016 National Meeting. May 2nd 2016, Baltimore, MD

Ten year trends in pediatric inpatient rehabilitation: predicting length of stay and rehabilitation outcomes using WeeFIM data. Knippel T & Houtrow, A. Podium presentation/featured presentation for Best Paper at AAP 2016 National Meeting. February 20th, 2016, Sacramento, CA

Knee injury—fall. Knippel T & Esala N. Podium presentation at American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 60th annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 30th, 2013, Indianapolis, IN


Posters: Treatment of medial and lateral elbow condylosis with an injectable amniotic membrane allograft –a retrospective case series. Knippel T, Onishi, K, et al. Poster presentation at The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI) 2016 7th Annual PRP and Regenerative Medicine Symposium. June 10th, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Rib and shoulder pain in an elite female rower. Knippel, T, Helm ER. Poster presentation at 2016 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting. April 17th 2016, Dallas, TX

Awards
Excellence in MSK/Sports Medicine Award, PMR Department, 2016
The Electrode Store Best Paper Award, resident category, AAP 2016
Runner Up AAP Resident and Fellow Jeopardy 2016
UPMC PM&R SAE Top Score Award 2015

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
I enjoy the physiatric approach to problem solving as it is very practical, functional, and centered on the things that matter to patients. Also, PM&R has a good mix of inpatient, outpatient and procedures which is good for somebody who gets bored doing the same thing all the time! UPMC is a top notch residency program with excellent teaching faculty, research and fellowship opportunities. We also happen to have the best residents. 

Career Interests
Clinical: General rehab, sports, pediatrics
Research:Sports medicine topics, physician wellness, health care policy

Medical School: Medical School of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduate: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Undergraduate: Winona State University, Winona, MN

Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

Personal Interests
Snowboarding, obstacle racing
making themed Halloween costumes for my family
Fantasy Football