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R. Frederic Knauft, MD

Pulmonary Medicine
Clinical Overview


  • Department + Services

    Pulmonary Medicine

  • My Expertise

    Chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

  • Programs + Specialties

    Hartford Hospital / Medicine

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine
    Pulmonary Disease



Degree & Residencies

Undergraduate: Harvard College -1964 BA
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University -1969 MD
Internship: University of Connecticut - Hartford Affiliated Hospitals 1969-1970 Internal Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut - Hartford Affiliated Hospitals 1970-1971 Internal Medicine
Residency: National Institutes of Health 1971-1973 Research Associate
Residency: V.A. Hospital (Washington, D.C.) 1973-1974 Chief Medical Resident
Fellowship: George Washington University School of Medicine and V.A. Hospital 1974-1976 Pulmonology

Honors & Recognition

Faculty Appointments:
University of Connecticut, Clinical Instructor, Medicine
University of Hartford, Clinical Assistant Professor
Manchester Community College, Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Knauft has a lengthy and keen interest in Respiratory Care. He has been the medical director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program since its inception at CT Children’s Medical Center and facilitated its move to Hartford Hospital. Dr. Knauft has participated in the CF Learning and Leadership Collaborative programs and the Center’s accomplishments have been presented at national meetings featuring both the adult and pediatric programs on site. The Adult team is deeply committed to maximizing the health and quality of life of their patients, to strive to achieve collaborative goals of care, and to make transition from pediatric to adult care a priority. The Adult Advisory Board has provided useful guidance for quality improvement ideas. The Adult program is part of the CF Therapeutic Development Network which provides clinical research studies.

Contact R. Frederic Knauft, MD


(508) 825--1000
Physician referrals only


Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

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