Emily Knippa, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Breast Imaging Division

Dr. Knippa holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University. She earned her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine, where she remained to complete her residency training in radiology and fellowship training in breast imaging.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013, Dr. Knippa served as a radiologist and locum radiologist at medical centers throughout North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. 

Dr. Knippa's research interests include positron emission mammography, optimization of non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging methods for the detection and characterization of breast malignancies, and management of probably benign and high-risk breast lesions.

A career marked by service

Dr. Knippa is actively involved in committee work at UT Southwestern, serving as a member of the Radiology Curriculum Committee, the Radiology Residency Recruitment Committee, the Breast Imaging Recruitment Committee, the Radiology Residency Program Evaluation Committee, the Radiology Residency Core Competency Committee, the Radiology Residency Curriculum Task Force, and the Clinician Educator in Radiology Track Committee. She also serves as a Medical Student Ambassador, a member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board, and an Interviewer for Medical School Admissions.

Dr. Knippa is a member of numerous national and international professional societies, including the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Breast Imaging, the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Texas Radiological Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society.

Her published research findings include topics such as the diagnosis and treatment of urolithiasis and radioactive seed localization.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine (2002-2006)
  • Internship - Scripps Mercy Hospital (2006-2007), Transitional Year
  • Residency - Duke University Medical Center (2007-2011), Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center (2011-2012), Breast Imaging