Meet Dr. David Knowles

Health Professional

Dr. Knowles is a urologist who has joined our community. He will be writing about sexual dysfunction issues and answering your questions.

David R. Knowles, M.D., grew up and went to high school in Nebraska and then graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City with a major in Biochemistry. He was an eight time letterman and academic all Ivy-League in track and field while in undergraduate studies. He then graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. His residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital included training at the New York Center for Human Sexuality. He is board certified in adult and pediatric urology by the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Knowles is a general adult and pediatric urologist at Advanced Urologic Surgeons in Mount Vernon, Illinois. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, male and female sexual dysfunction, and urologic oncology. Dr. Knowles stresses patient education throughout evaluation and treatment so that both can be individually tailored to meet the patient's goals and expectations.

In his spare time, Dr. Knowles enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and fishing.

If you have a question for Dr. Knowles, send it to and check back at the first of the month to see whether it's been answered. Once a month, Dr. Knowles will pick three to five of your questions to answer in his SharePosts. Although Dr. Knowles cannot give specific diagnoses, treatment recommendations or medical advice through our site, he will try to provide as much useful information as possible. We appreciate your questions and if yours is reprinted in Dr. Knowles's SharePost, your identity will be kept confidential.