I’m a urologist, with a major focus on the management of kidney stones. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we perform more than 500 surgeries a year related to kidney stones.
Research at the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program ties directly to our clinical program. I explore new treatments for kidney stones including medications and surgical techniques. I also study the use of lasers in the treatment of stones.
My goal is to personalize the health care delivered to each patient. I work with my patients to develop individualized treatment plans. Effective treatment of stones can provide relief of an acutely painful episode and also reduce future stone recurrences. Such treatment can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
My wife, Dr. Eunice Oppenheim-Knudsen, is a family practice physician who works at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center’s Upper Arlington Clinic. We both enjoy living in the Columbus area and working at a top tier medical center. We strive to maximize the quality of life for our patients.
- Director, Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program
- Fellowship trained in endourology and kidney stone disease; recognized world expert in minimally invasive kidney stone surgery
- President of the Ohio Urological Society, 2014-2015
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016-2019
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2019
- Best Doctor in America, 2017
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Kidney Calculi
- Ureteral Calculi
- Urinary Bladder Calculi
- Urinary Calculi
- Lithotripsy, Laser
- Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
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Education and Training
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
8/1/1993 - 6/13/1997
Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
7/1/1997 - 6/13/2002
St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario,
7/1/2002 - 10/13/2004
American Board of Urology
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Knudsen has reported no relationships with companies or entities.