Janice A Knebl, MBA, DO

Janice Knebl, MBA, DO

Professor - Geriatrics
For an appointment: 817-735-DOCS (3627)
Clinical specialty:Geriatrics

Research interests:Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions affecting older adults; preventative care.

Dr. Janice Knebl is a pioneer in the treatment of older adults and an enthusiastic advocate for seniors throughout Texas.

Beloved by her patients, Dr. Knebl has devoted more than three decades to treating older adults with skill, sensitivity and dignity. But the geriatric specialist’s reach extends far beyond the patients she has helped live longer, healthier lives.

By ensuring that geriatric training is mandatory for osteopathic medical students in Fort Worth, she has touched the lives of patients for generations to come. Dr. Knebl has been equally dedicated to better understanding dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions affecting older adults.

Dr. Knebl has worked hard to broaden the knowledge of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students by ensuring they graduate with an understanding of the complex needs of the elderly. In addition, she is the immediate past chair of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, which tests osteopathic physicians seeking licensure. She also serves as medical director for several Fort Worth senior living centers.

She is Director of Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE), which pairs first- and second-year TCOM students with senior mentors in their homes. More than 1,570 health care students have provided 11,000+ home visits to senior mentors through SAGE, one of the most comprehensive such programs in the nation. Dr. Knebl also is the principal investigator for the UNTHSC Reynolds Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas (GET-IT) Program. Initially funded in 2009 for $2 million over four years, the program transitioned into the UNTHSC Reynolds Interprofessional Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas Program through a partnership with Texas Christian University.

Academic:Master of Business Administration, Texas Christian University, Texas

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pa.

Bachelor of Science, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Honors:2016 – ACHE Conference Panelist: “An Ethical-Basis Move from Volume to Value”

2013 – Unsung Hero Award, American Osteopathic Association

2013 – TCOM Deans Research Award (for achieving significant research dollars)

2012 – UNTHSC President Faculty Excellence Award in Research

2011 – Certificate of Merit, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

2010 – Charter Member, TCOM Academy of Medical Educators

2010 – Mildred Hogstel Award, Tarrant Area Gerontological Society of Fort Worth

2010 – Outstanding Citizen for Seniors Award, Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County

2009 – Commendable Clinical Research Faculty

2008 – M.L. Coleman, DO, Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, UNTHSC

2008 – UNECOM and Gold Foundation "Humanism in Aging Leadership Award," University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Division and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation