Member of the Week: Dr. Jordan Knox

Practice: I’m a sports medicine physician embedded within the academic Family Medicine clinics of the University of Utah Department of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Residency Program, of which I am an alumnus. So I’ve been fortunate to maintain part-time primary care panel including a number of patients that have been with me since residency, while also offering a robust referral service for sports medicine referrals. I also apparently run a robust curbside-consult service from our primary care docs and the attached Urgent Care in the building, so that’ll teach me to give out my phone number to colleagues. Lookin’ at you, Victoria.

Residency: University of Utah Family Medicine Residency

Have you completed any fellowships or additional training? Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah


A bit about Dr. Knox: I was born at a very early age. I grew up in San Francisco (in The City itself).

Attended St. Ignatius College Prep and was in some of the school musicals, including playing the Rabbi in “Fiddler on the Roof” to Darren Criss’s (of Glee and Broadway fame) Tevye.

Studied Sociology at Stanford while completing pre-med requirements, and also I worked with the athletic trainers and continued to fall in love with sports medicine, and where I met my now-wife. Played snare drum in the Stanford Band.

Was hired by Parking and Transportation Services as part of the bicycle safety outreach group to encourage helmet use on campus, and resurrected the persona of bike safety superhero “Sprocket Man.”

What keeps you passionate about family medicine?

Great Lakes Loan Services and the empty promise of public service loan forgiveness.

But mostly the authentic, altruistic nature of family med docs as the most genuine and original caregivers, who clearly aren’t in it for the money but instead for the richness of relationships, and trying to make a difference for fellow humans’ wellbeing and health.

What is something you wish you’d known graduating from med school? That no one else is going to think it’s that funny to walk around with Altoids at graduation calling them your “commence-mints”

Invest in Pfizer and 3M. And for the love of all that’s holy, sell Theranos.

What are you…
reading right now: This online form
listening to right now: The dulcet tones of a white noise machine drowning out a sobbing infant, yelling toddler, and dogs farting
watching right now: My youth drifting away and my potential dissipate