Dr. Barbara Knox left Wisconsin and Alaska amid allegations of workplace bullying and wrongful diagnoses of child abuse; she now practices in Florida.
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A controversial doctor. A disputed abuse diagnosis. Two convicted Wisconsin men say they are innocent.
Dakota Black and Joshua Gehde are in prison for homicide after former UW Dr. Barbara Knox accused them of inflicting abusive head trauma.
Embattled former UW child abuse pediatrician resigns Alaska position
Parents and caregivers say their lives were upended after Dr. Barbara Knox wrongly diagnosed children’s illnesses or accidental injuries as abuse.
Opinion: Alaska’s children deserve better
A former Alaska CARES employee speaks out against the actions of Dr. Barbara Knox.
‘We were robbed’: Alaska couple loses custody of kids after erroneous abuse diagnosis from former UW doctor
Experts say former University of Wisconsin Dr. Barbara Knox ignored birth injuries in diagnosing a Fairbanks baby as suffering from child abuse.
Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges
Former University of Wisconsin Dr. Barbara Knox decided a young boy who collapsed at a home day care was abused. A prosecutor and jurors disagreed.
Child abuse cases sparked by Dr. Barbara Knox rejected by Wisconsin judge, jury and prosecutor
The criminal justice system has repeatedly rebuffed the medical opinions of the former University of Wisconsin child abuse pediatrician.
Parents recount terror of wrongful child abuse diagnoses from former University of Wisconsin doctor
Seven Wisconsin families faced child abuse investigations triggered by Dr. Barbara Knox — suspicions later rejected by other doctors, police and child welfare officials.
Mass exodus at Alaska child abuse clinic as former Wisconsin doctor accused of bullying, misdiagnoses
Alaska CARES hired Dr. Barbara Knox after the University of Wisconsin suspended her in 2019 for allegedly bullying colleagues.
Jury rejects child abuse charge triggered by former University of Wisconsin doctor
Dr. Barbara Knox’s declaration of ‘obvious child abuse’ fell apart after a five-day trial that centered on the controversial diagnosis of abusive head trauma.
University of Wisconsin child abuse doctor leaves a trail of accusations of bullying from colleagues, parents
A couple says Dr. Barbara Knox wrongly suspected child abuse. A forensic pathologist testifies Knox pressured him to report an injury he did not see.
Wisconsin man, casualty of flawed hair forensics, latest to be exonerated
Charges against Richard Beranek were dropped after DNA proved hair and semen from rape were not his; junk hair analysis cause of numerous wrongful convictions.