The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Surgery

C. Lindsay McKnight, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery

Clinical Focus

General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care

Research Focus

The Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care is involved in research to help reduce injuries from falls in those individuals over 65 years of age. This project concentrates on the evaluation of the relationship between falls and medications which have been previously noted to be dangerous in the elderly population and includes a community outreach component to primary care providers to help them recognize the risks associated with medications in order to decrease hospital admissions and costs associated with fall injuries.


Medical School

East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN

General Surgery, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC


Surgical Critical Care, Queens Medical Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Society of Critical Care Medicine
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of trauma
Association of Academic Surgery

Current Publications

McKnight CL, Newberry C, Sarav M, Martindale R, Hurt R, Daley B.
Refeeding syndrome in the critically ill: A literature review and clinician's guide. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2019 Nov 22;21(11):58.

Taylor BN, Rasnake N, McNutt K, McKnight CL, Daley BJ.
Rapid ground transport of trauma patients: A moderate distance from trauma center improves survival. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018 Dec;232:318-324.

Newberry C, McKnight L, Sarav M, Pickett-Blakely O.
Going gluten free: The history and nutritional implications of today's most popular diet. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2017 Sep 25;19(11):54.


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