Albert Knuth, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Phone: 847-824-3198

Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Golf Surgical Center
  • Northwest Community Day Surgery Center
  • St. Alexius Medical Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Sports injuries
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Limb lengthening and deformity correction


Dr. Knuth is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopaedics, limb lengthening, and reconstructive surgery. He has been practicing in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago since 1998. His special interests are pediatric fracture care, club foot, scoliosis, and limb length inequality.

After completing his undergraduate education, medical school, and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Knuth went on to complete his Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

Dr. Knuth is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstructive Society.

Dr. Knuth has been recognized for his compassion and excellence in the care of his patients. As a father of six children, and foster father to many more, he prides himself in understanding the parent child relationship and its impact on medical care. His one and only goal is to provide the finest quality of pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic care in a comfortable and caring environment.

Dr. Knuth enjoys spending time with his wife and six children. He is an avid sports fan and likes his rock ‘n’ roll music.


Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School


Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center - Department of General Surgery


Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


Ospedale Generale, Lecco, Italy - Lecco Ilizarov Fellowship Program

Affiliations and Associations

  • POSNA-Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • L.L.R.S. - The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University Chapter, 1991
  • The N Club of Northwestern
  • AAOS-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mangurten HH, Puppala B, Knuth A: Neonatal distal femoral physeal fracture requiring closed reduction and pinning. J. Perinatol. 24(3): 216-219, 2005
  • Gourineni PV, Knuth AE, Nuber GF: Radiographic evaluation of the position of implants in the medial malleolus in relation to the ankle joint space: anteroposterior compared with mortise radiographs. JBJS 81A(3): 364-369, 1999
  • Katz RT, Tolekis RJ, Knuth AE: Somatosensory- evoked and Dermatomal evoked potentials are not clinically useful in the prognostication of acute spinal cord injury. Spine 16(7): 730-735, 1991
  • AOA – Kellogg Leadership Series Graduate, 2008
  • America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2002-2003
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer Research Council of America, 2002, 2005
  • Kingston’s Who’s Who, lifetime member 2002
  • Assistant to Sports Medicine Faculty Chicago Cubs Baseball, 1997
  • First Place Award, Bernard M. Baruch National Essay Contest for Medical Students, 1990
  • Dean’s List, Northwestern University, 1988
  • Big Ten All-Academic, 1987

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