Fisher High School Hall of Fame 2022
Dr. Andrew Knox
Andrew Knox graduated co-valedictorian from Fisher High School in 2000. He graduated as a Chancellor’s Scholar from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 2004 and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2006. He went on to complete a Doctor of Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago in 2011, where he was elected a member of the Gold Humanism Honors Society. He completed a Child Neurology Residency and Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2017 before accepting a faculty position as a Pediatric Epileptologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
In his work as a physician, Andrew is engaged in clinical service, teaching, and research. In addition to caring for children with epilepsy and other neurological disorders in the clinic and hospital, he serves as director of the UW Health pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit and director of its growing pediatric epilepsy surgery program. He serves as vice-chair of the University of Wisconsin Madison Institutional Review Board which ensures protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects. He is associate director of the pediatric neurology residency program, director of clinical and research rotations for medical students and pediatric residents, and regularly gives lectures for medical students, residents, and physicians at other institutions. He conducts research using computer models to better understand the mechanisms that cause seizures and to predict effective treatments for patients with epilepsy.
Since high school, he has been engaged in community service through overlapping pursuits in medicine, music, and the church. He has sung with the University of Illinois Concert Choir, the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana, several University of Illinois Operas, the Twin City Bible Church Choir, the Faith Bible Church choir (where he also served a choir director and composed music), and in the worship ministry of High Point Church in Madison. He has served as a long-time youth group leader and teacher in these churches, and has participated in mission trips to the US, Mexico, and Nigeria. He is happily married to his wife Laura; they live in Madison, WI with four children: Caleb(10), Charis(8), Daniel(4) and Liliana(2).
- 2004 – B.S. Computer Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Chancellor’s Scholar
- 2006 – M.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2011 – Doctor of Medicine – Rush Medical College - Gold Humanism Society
- 2016 – Pediatric and Child Neurology Residency – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- 2017 – Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- 2017 to Present – Faculty Pediatric Epileptologist, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Director of Pediatric Operative Epilepsy and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
- Research advancing understanding and treatment of pediatric epilepsy
- Medical student and resident education
- 2000 to Present – Church and Arts Activities & Services
- Long-term singer, worship leader, composer, youth group leader, and Christian educator
- Mission trips in the US, Mexico, and Nigeria