Dr Knop is a Cardiovascular Surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in UK and Argentina. He is the main author in publications in reputed journals like the J. of Th and CV Surgery, J. of CTH Surgery, among others. He also served as an Editorial Board member in two journals, Reviewer of Medical Journals, and co-Investigator in the EXCEL and ERICCA study. He was a Lecturer at the University of Cordoba and University of the South in Argentina. He is candidate for Instructor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic. His published material served as a reference from other researchers in professional publications in the academic field. He was the speaker in prestigious Symposiums. He graduated with honours at the University of Buenos Aires.