Lynn Knox, M.D. (2008) Professor (School of Medicine)
Dr. Knox is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. The majority of her time is dedicated to direct patient care and the clinical teaching of residents and medical students. As Vice Chair for Education and the Residency Program Director in the Department of Anesthesiology, she is responsible for coordination of graduate medical education and faculty development activities. She is an active member of the UTMB Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee and serves on the GME sub-committees for Education and Operations and Working Environment. In addition, she is a member of the SOM Educational Research Committee, which reviews proposed research projects involving medical students for the SOM Curriculum Committee. Her responsibilities for medical student teaching include Course Director for the Anesthesiology Acting Intern elective, small-group facilitator, and participant in the Integrated Clinical Evaluation Exercise (ICEE) sessions. She is a member of the Society for Education in Anesthesiology, the Texas Society of Anesthesiology, and a member and elected delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Knox joined the faculty of the Anesthesiology Department in 1998 after completing her internship and anesthesiology residency right here at UTMB. Prior to that she received her M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and was elected to AOA. She was considered a “non-traditional student” as she had trained and worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for years prior to medical school. She credits this path as a perpetual student with instilling an interest in adult education and life-long learning.
"A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not to dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students creativity enough so that they go out and find the answers themselves."