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Prof. Thomas Knoll, MD, PHD


Dr. Thomas Knoll is Associate Professor of Urology at Mannheim University Hospital, Germany, and Head of the Department of Urology, Sindelfingen Medical Center, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Dr. Knoll was previously staff member and Head of Endourology and Minimal-invasive surgery at the Department of Urology, University Hospital Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Knoll’s field of expertise includes endourologic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urolithiasis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and uro-oncology. His extensive scientific and clinical work focuses on the interventional treatment of urolithiasis and benign hyperplasia. He performed a large experimental work on the pathogenesis and prevention of calcium oxalate and cystine stone formation. Dr. Knoll won a total of 8 awards pertaining to his innovation and research, including the Arthur-Smith-Award of the Endourology Society, the best abstract in stone disease of the American Urological Association and 2nd best experimental abstract of the European Association of Urology (EAU). Dr. Knoll has published over 140 manuscripts in peer-reviewed literature and 16 book chapters. Dr. Knolls serves an Editorial board member of the Journal of Endourology, the World Journal of Urology, and Urolithiasis. He is board member of the EAU Guideline Office, the Sections for Urolithiasis, Uro-Technology and Ethics in Live Surgery. In 2015 he was appointed as Member of the EAU Scientific Committee.
Mannheim, Germany
English  /  German

Work Experience

Head Department of Urology
Since 2008
Sindelfingen Medical Center, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Associate Professor & Vice Clinical Director Department of Urology
2007 to 2008
Mannheim University Hospital, Germany,
Assistant then Associate Professor
2005 to 2008
University of Heidelberg, Germany


PHD Thesis
German Urological Society
PHD, Medical Faculty
Mannheim University of Heidelberg, Germany
Urology Training Prof. Dr. Alken
1999 to 2004
Mannheim, Germany


[Update of the 2Sk guidelines on the diagnostics, treatment and metaphylaxis of urolithiasis (AWMF register number 043-025) : What is new?]
Der Urologe. Ausg. A Read it here Level of knowledge on radiation exposure and compliance to wearing protective equipment: where do endourologists stand? An ESUT/EULIS survey.
World journal of urology Read it here Is mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy the way to go for renal stones? No!
Current opinion in urology Read it here

Professional Associations

Journal of Endourology Editorial Board Member World Journal of Urology Editorial Board Member Urolithiasis Editorial Board Member


Arthur-Smith-Lectureship Award Endourology Society
Stone Disease American Urological Association
Best Abstr