William Knorr, MD

William Knorr, MD
Unit Chief, Adolescent & Children's Inpatient Programs; Medical Staff President (ex-officio, non-voting)

William Knorr is a graduate of Temple University Medical School and is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addictions Psychiatry.

William Knorr is a graduate of Temple University Medical School and is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addictions Psychiatry.  After completing his Pediatric Residency, he was in private practice in Williamsport, PA, where he was coordinator of pediatric educational services for the Penn State University Family Practice Residency Program.

After eight years as a pediatrician he changed specialties to psychiatry and joined Brattleboro Retreat in 1988. From 1989 to 2001 he served as an Assistant Professor of Child- Adolescent Psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical School. He has served as Medical Staff President since 2005. He has been the facilitator of the monthly Journal Clubs since 1988. His current interests are residential and inpatient treatment for children and adolescents with co-occurring disorders. He was the Unit Chief of the Adolescent Inpatient Program from 1988 to 2015. He became the Unit Chief of the Children’s Inpatient Program and continues to serve in that capacity.

Dr Knorr has extensive experience in residential treatment for both children and adolescents. He promoted and facilitated the development of Abigail Rockwell Children’s Center and served as the attending psychiatrist for many years. He most recently returned to the Linden Residential Treatment Program for Adolescents in August 2016 where he provides diagnostic evaluations and medication management. In addition he supports the talented members of the treatment team in providing trauma informed care and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Medical School:
Temple University
May 1974

Pediatric Residency:
University of Iowa
June 1974 to July 1977

Adult Psychiatry Residency:
University of Vermont
July 1984 to June 1986

Child & Adolescent Fellowship:
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic,
University of Pittsburgh
July 1986 to June 1988

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
October 1979
Specialty: Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
October 1988 
Specialty: Adult Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
September 1990 
Speciality: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
April 1988 (Recertified August 2009)
Specialty: Addiction Psychiatry