Knapp Christopher

Christopher Knapp, MD, MPD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I believe in partnering with patients at every stage of kidney disease to improve their health and quality of life.”

Clinical Expertise

I am board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology and provide care to patients with kidney disease in the hospital, the clinic, and in dialysis centers. I have a research interest in studying and improving outcomes for patients who use home dialysis.


  • Knapp, C. D., Li, S., Kou, C., Gilbertson, D. T., Weinhandl, E. D., Wetmore, J. B., … & Johansen, K. L. (2023). Increased Access, Persistent Disparities: Trends in Disparities in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Use, 2009–2019. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 10-2215.
  • Johansen KL, Li S, Liu J, Weinhandl ED, Gilbertson DT, Kou I, Knapp C, Wetmore JB. Association of the End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Payment Model With Home Dialysis Use at Kidney Failure Onset From 2016 to 2022. JAMA Network Open. 2023 Feb 1;6(2):e230806.
  • Uetz MJ, Knapp CD, Ives ST. Hypophosphatemia in a patient with an eating disorder. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2022 Nov 1;89(11):625-9.
  • Knapp, C. D., Howell, B. A., Wang, E. A., Shlafer, R. J., Hardeman, R. R., & Winkelman, T. N. (2019). Health insurance gains after implementation of the Affordable Care Act among individuals recently on probation: USA, 2008–2016. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34, 1086-1088.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Nephrology, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


“In my free time, I enjoy singing, cooking, exercising, and caring for my children.”