Karen Knight, MD
Dr. Karen H. Knight joined Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center in 2009 and specializes in Interventional Orthopedics, Cellular Treatments, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Knight’s expertise in non-operative interventional treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders led to the development of nonsurgical orthopedic treatments at Panorama. Dr. Knight was instrumental in developing the first fluoroscopically guided spinal injection as well as ultrasound guided injection program at Panorama. Dr. Knight also has an abiding passion in the neuroscience of pain, leading to her participation in an Embodied Mindfulness vs Open Label Placebo Injection study with world renowned pain researcher, Tor Wager, PhD, which is pending publication. Her interest in the biopsychosocial contributions to pain have led her to additional training in mindful meditation, trauma, and the biomechanics of musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Knight completed undergraduate Science and Society studies at University of Michigan. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she also worked as the editor of Medical Ethics Resource Network of Michigan. She then returned to University of Michigan where she completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She subsequently joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and served as an Attending Physician with the Department of PM&R at MetroHealth Medical Center and then at Louis B. Stokes Veterans Administration, initially in in-patient rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury patients and then gradually transitioning to Interventional Pain Management. She also served as an instructor at the medical school, Chief of Medical Ethics at the hospital, and nationally as an ethics representative for the Veterans Administration.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Knight maintains active membership in multiple professional societies. She has additional qualifications in in Pain Management, Integrative Medicine, and Sports Medicine. She continues to seek out cutting edge training in ultrasound diagnostics, nonoperative interventional orthopedics, and cellular treatments. She speaks nationally on the interface between neuroscience, pain, and regenerative orthopedic care, as well as enhancing outcomes for patients and decreasing empathetic distress in providers through compassionate, mindful, patient-centered care with the three pillars of dignity, safety and connection. Her aim is not just to decrease pain and improve function, but to return her patients to thriving.
Dr. Knight sees patients at Panorama’s offices in Golden and Westminster.
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