Charles Knupp joins cancer center

Published 9:02 pm Thursday, August 30, 2012

Marion L. Shepard Cancer
Center News Release
The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center welcomed Dr. Charles Knupp to the center. Knupp joins Dr. John Inzerillo, Dr. Robert McLaurin, Physician Assistant Nicole DaVia and the entire staff in caring for patients with cancer and blood disorders in eastern North Carolina. Knupp has been appointed medical director for Vidant Medical Group Medical Oncology Services.
“We are pleased to have someone of Dr. Knupp’s experience and reputation joining our Cancer Center team,” said Harvey Case, president of Vidant Beaufort Hospital. “We look forward to Dr. Knupp’s leadership in the delivery of medical oncology services for our health system and to his contributions here at the Shepard Cancer Center.”
Knupp has practiced oncology and hematology in eastern North Carolina for nearly 30 years. He joined the East Carolina Brody School of Medicine in 1983 and has served in various academic and clinical roles during his career. He served as the Medical Director of the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center from 1996–2002 and as the Outreach Medical Director from 2002–2007.  Early in his career, Knupp saw a need for the delivery of oncology services and has been a consulting physician in several oncology programs in our region including the outreach clinic led by Dr. Mary Raab and later Dr. Jennie Crews here at Vidant Beaufort Hospital from 1991-2004. Most recently, Knupp has practiced at the Oncology Outreach Clinic at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital where he has worked for over 11 years.
Knupp received his medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1976 and completed his residency at State University of New York at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals. He did a fellowship in hematology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1980–1983.
Knupp has lived in eastern North Carolina for 29 years and is very interested in the history of our region. He has many hobbies and interests including collecting obsolete, North Carolina bank currency from the pre-Civil War era. He has currency from the Bank of Washington in his collection. He also collects Civil War letters and newspapers with eastern North Carolina content. His collection includes a New York Times edition that has an account of the Battle of Tranter’s Creek. He has collaborated to provide information and examples of obsolete currency notes for authors who have written books about Southern States obsolete currency, Confederate currency and counterfeit Confederate currency. He is also an avid fossil collector with collections of fossils from Green Mill Run in Greenville and from the PotashCorp mine in Aurora. He is a member of the North Carolina Fossil Club.
The Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, a department of Vidant Beaufort Hospital, provides medical services in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of cancers and blood disorders. At the Shepard Cancer Center, patients can receive chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments as well as blood transfusions. The Center has a very active clinical trials program that allows patients to participate in cutting edge research studies. In addition, educational sessions and complementary therapies are offered for patients, survivors and caregivers.