Ryan Knoper, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,

Ryan Knoper

Contact Info


Fax 612-625-1683

Mailing Address:
Cardiothoracic Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 207
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Tina Russell

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

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Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona

Residency, Rush University Medical Center/Cook County Hospital

Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota



  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for CTePH
  • Septal myectomy for HOCM
  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation

Awards & Recognition

  • Coleman Connolly Award in Thoracic Surgery, 2019
  • Trauma Surgery Resident of the Year, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Chief Resident of the Year, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2016

Professional Associations

  • American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • American Medical Association, Resident Member
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation


Research Summary/Interests

  • Genetic therapies of inherited myocardial diseases 
  • Expansion of cardiothoracic organ donor pool via novel technologies and expanded criteria 
  • Total arterial revascularization for coronary ischemia


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery 
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 

Clinical Interests

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, Surgical management of end stage heart disease, Cardiac transplantation, Mechanical circulatory support, ECMO, Coronary artery disease, Valvular heart disease, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement.