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Peter A. Knight, M.D.

Peter A. Knight, M.D.

he/him/his

Cardiology , Cardiac Surgery , Surgery

4.7 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Locations

Paul N. Yu Heart Center

601 Elmwood Avenue, Ground Floor
Rochester, NY 14626

About Me

When I was nine years old my father had a heart attack. From that day forward I knew I wanted to be a physician. When I was twelve he had heart surgery and I knew I wanted to be a heart surgeon. In those days heart surgery was very invasive (it still is in many circumstances) and my father struggled...
When I was nine years old my father had a heart attack. From that day forward I knew I wanted to be a physician. When I was twelve he had heart surgery and I knew I wanted to be a heart surgeon. In those days heart surgery was very invasive (it still is in many circumstances) and my father struggled to recover. It is because of this that I have devoted so much of my research time to developing minimally invasive techniques in heart surgery.

Each patient I care for is another connection with my Dad who passed away a littler over ten years after his heart surgery. I treat everyone the way I want my family to be treated.

Certified Specialties

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD)

Dr. Jude S. Sauer Family Distinguished Professorship in Cardiac Surgery - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD)

Chief - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), University of Rochester Medical Center. 1984 - 1987

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. 1981 - 1984

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. 1980 - 1981

Awards

American Heart Association/Mitral Foundation Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award. 2021

American Heart Association/Mitral Foundation Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award. 2021

RBJ Health Innovations Award 2019. 2019

URMC Leadership Physician Recognition. 2011

Strong Star Award for Exceptional Service, Compassion and Respect to Patients, Families, & Coworkers; (Awarded 20 times). 2005

Reengineering Cardiac Surgery
Institute of Industrial Engineers
2000

HCIA Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals Award 1999

RIT/USA Today Quality Cup Award for Health Care 1998

USA Today RIT Quality Cup. 1973 - 1976

Magna Cum Laude
Dickinson College

Sigma Pi Sigma
National Physics Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
New York Medical College

RBJ Health Innovations Award 2019.

Publications

Journal Articles

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Associated Inequities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Treatment and Outcomes.

Glance LG, Joynt Maddox KE, Shang J, Stone PW, Lustik SJ, Knight PW, Dick AW

JAMA network open.. 2023 August 16 (8):e2330327. Epub 08/01/2023.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Glance,L; Joynt Maddox,K; Maxxefi,M; Knight,P;Eaton,M.

JAMA Open Network. 2022; e2247968.

Hossein Amirjamshidi MD; Courtney VidovichBSc; Ariana Goodman BSc; Peter A. Knight MD.

Early Outcomes of Isolated Aortic Valve

A Novel Subxiphoid Approach for Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Harvesting

Hossein Amirjamshidi ;Jude S Sauer ; Bryan Barrus; Peter A Knight ;Sunil M Prasad.

Innovations. 2021; 16(2): 175-180.

Role of Automated Suturing Technology in Minimally Invasive Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery

Surgical Technology International. 2020; 36: 1223.

Routine Placement of Temporary Epicardial Pacing Leads Is Not Required After Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Hossein Amirjamshidi, MD, Courtney Vidovich, BSc, Peter A. Knight, MD.

Innovations. 2020; 15(4): 355-360.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Liposomal Bupivacaine Parasternal Intercostal Block for Sternotomy.

Lee CY, Robinson DA, Johnson CA, Zhang Y, Wong J, Joshi DJ, Wu TT, Knight PA

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2019 January 107 (1):128-134. Epub 08/28/2018.

Concomitant Annular Enlargement in Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Davida A Robinson ; Carl A Johnson Jr ;Ariana M Goodman ; Peter A Knight.

Innovations. 2019; 14(2): 159-167.

Interactive translational research model and cadaveric simulation: where minimally invasive cardiac surgery and industry meet.

Robinson DA, Evans JH, Martellaro AJ, Johnson CA, Sauer JS, Knight PA

Annals of translational medicine.. 2018 August 6 (15):314. Epub 1900 01 01.

Aortic valve replacement with annular enlargement via a right anterior minithoracotomy.

Robinson DA, Sagebin F, Yap AJ, Johnson CA, Knight PA

Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS. 2018 July 262018 Epub 07/26/2018.

Right mini-thoracotomy Bentall with traditional and automated suturing devices.

Johnson CA, Siordia JA, Robinson DA, Knight PA

Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS. 2018 May 182018 Epub 05/18/2018.

Implementation of a Standardized Transfusion Protocol for Cardiac Patients Treated With Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is Associated With Decreased Blood Component Utilization and May Improve Clinical Outcome.

Cahill CM, Blumberg N, Schmidt AE, Knight PA, Melvin AL, Massey HT, Delehanty JM, Zebrak SB, Refaai MA

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2018 April 126 (4):1262-1267. Epub 1900 01 01.

Novel Automated Suturing Technology for Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacements.

Wong JK, Melvin AL, Siordia JA, Joshi DJ, Sauer JS, Knight PA

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2018 February 105 (2):645-649. Epub 11/27/2017.

Three-Year Survival Comparison Between Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for Intermediate- and Low-Risk Patients.

Siordia JA; Loera JM; Scanlon M; Evans J; Knight PA.

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery..2018;13(3):153-162;. 2018; 13(3): 153-162.

Comparison of Automated Titanium Fasteners to Hand-Tied Knots in Open Aortic Valve Replacement.

Lee CY, Johnson CA, Siordia JA, Lehoux JM, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2018 13 (1):29-34. Epub 1900 01 01.

Video assisted right mini-thoracotomy for aortic root replacement.

Johnson CA, Wood KL, Melvin AL, Lebow BF, Knight PA

Journal of visualized surgery.. 2018 4 :38. Epub 02/27/2018.

Video assisted right mini-thoracotomy for aortic valve replacement.

Johnson CA, Melvin AL, Lebow BF, Yap A, Knight PA

Journal of visualized surgery.. 2018 4 :39. Epub 02/27/2018.

Three-Year Survival Comparison Between Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for Intermediate- and Low-Risk Patients.

Siordia JA, Loera JM, Scanlon M, Evans J, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2018 13 (3):153-162. Epub 1900 01 01.

Titanium Fastener Utilization During HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

Johnson CA, Melvin AL, Robinson DA, Amirjamshidi H, Knight PA, Gosev I

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2018 13 (5):361-364. Epub 1900 01 01.

Right Mini-thoracotomy Bentall Procedure.

Johnson CA, Siordia JA, Wood KL, Robinson DA, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2018 13 (5):328-331. Epub 1900 01 01.

Right Mini-Thoracotomy Subaortic Membrane Resection.

Johnson CA, Siordia JA, Robinson DA, Sagebin F, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2018 13 (6):428-432. Epub 1900 01 01.

Early and late outcomes with prolonged open chest management after cardiac surgery.

Wong JK, Joshi DJ, Melvin AL, Aquina CT, Archibald WJ, Lidder AK, Probst CP, Massey HT, Hicks GL, Knight PA

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2017 September 154 (3):915-924. Epub 04/17/2017.

Cannulation-Related Complications on Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Prevalence and Effect on Mortality.

Wong JK, Melvin AL, Joshi DJ, Lee CY, Archibald WJ, Angona RE, Tchantchaleishvili V, Massey HT, Hicks GL, Knight PA

Artificial organs.. 2017 September 41 (9):827-834. Epub 06/07/2017.

Heterologous expression of Streptococcus mutans Cnm in Lactococcus lactis promotes intracellular invasion, adhesion to human cardiac tissues and virulence.

Freires IA, Avilés-Reyes A, Kitten T, Simpson-Haidaris PJ, Swartz M, Knight PA, Rosalen PL, Lemos JA, Abranches J

Virulence.. 2017 January 28 (1):18-29. Epub 06/03/2016.

Percutaneous Decompression of the Left Ventricle in Cardiogenic Shock Patients on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

Alkhouli M, Narins CR, Lehoux J, Knight PA, Waits B, Ling FS

Journal of cardiac surgery.. 2016 March 31 (3):177-82. Epub 01/25/2016.

An Automated Expanded Polytetrofluorethylene Suturing and Coaxial Fastener System for Mitral Chordae Replacement:Strength ,Feasibility, and Healing

Candice Y. Lee;Joshua K. Wong;Jude S. Sauer;Heather R Gorea;Angelo J. Martellaro;Andrew R. Sifain;Peter A. Knight.

Innovations. 2016; 11(6): 400-406.

Anticoagulation Reversal Strategies for Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients Presenting with Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage.

Wong JK, Chen PC, Falvey J, Melvin AL, Lidder AK, Lowenstein LM, Miranpuri AS, Knight PA, Massey HT

ASAIO journal : a peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.. 2016 62 (5):552-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Prosthetic Aortic Valve Fixation Study: 48 Replacement Valves Analyzed Using Digital Pressure Mapping.

Lee CY, Wong JK, Ross RE, Liu DC, Khabbaz KR, Martellaro AJ, Gorea HR, Sauer JS, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2016 11 (5):327-336. Epub 1900 01 01.

Differential expression of Hedgehog/Notch and transforming growth factor-? in human abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Doyle AJ, Redmond EM, Gillespie DL, Knight PA, Cullen JP, Cahill PA, Morrow DJ

Journal of vascular surgery.. 2015 August 62 (2):464-70. Epub 04/24/2014.

Role of cAMP-phosphodiesterase 1C signaling in regulating growth factor receptor stability, vascular smooth muscle cell growth, migration, and neointimal hyperplasia.

Cai Y, Nagel DJ, Zhou Q, Li F, Pi X, Knight P, Yan C

Circulation research.. 2015 March 27116 (7):1120-32. Epub 01/21/2015.

Role of cAMP-Phosphodiesterase 1C Signaling in Regulating Growth Factor Receptor Stability, Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth, Migration, and Neointimal Hyperplasia

Cai, Y.; Nagel, D.; Zhou, Q.; Li, F.; Pi, X.; Knight, P.; Yan, C.

Circulation Research. 2015; .

Late erosion of Amplatzer septal occluder device resulting in cardiac tamponade.

Tchantchaleishvili V, Melvin AL, Ling FS, Knight PA

Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.. 2014 December 19 (6):1074-6. Epub 09/01/2014.

Coil embolization of a symptomatic left internal mammary arteriovenous fistula.

Lee CY, Knight PA, Ling FS

Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.. 2014 April 183 (5):E174-7. Epub 07/02/2013.

"Comparison of strength, consistency and speed of COR-KNOT® vs. manually hand-tied knots in an ex vivo minimally invasive model"

Lee CY; Sauer JS; Gorea HR; Martellaro AJ; Knight PA.

Innovations. 2014; 9(2): 111-116.

Comparison of strength, consistency, and speed of COR-KNOT versus manually hand-tied knots in an ex vivo minimally invasive model.

Lee CY, Sauer JS, Gorea HR, Martellaro AJ, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2014 9 (2):111-6; discussion 116. Epub 1900 01 01.

Immobile transesophageal echocardiographic probe after cardiopulmonary bypass.

Conlin FT, Sifain AR, Knight PA, Stern DH

Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2013 October 27 (5):955-7. Epub 05/11/2012.

Six-year integrated cardiothoracic surgery residency applicants: characteristics, expectations, and concerns.

Tchantchaleishvili V, Barrus B, Knight PA, Jones CE, Watson TJ, Hicks GL

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.. 2013 October 146 (4):753-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Endocarditis of Amplatzer occluder devices after percutaneous closure of a mitral paravalvular leak.

Lee CY, Ling FS, Knight PA

Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions.. 2013 June 181 (7):1249-52. Epub 02/21/2013.

EXCISING A GIANT Report of a 7-cm Coronary Artery Aneurysm

John F. Lazar, MD; Margaret Compton, BS; Faqian Li MD PhD; Peter Knight MD.

Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2013; 40(2): 173-175.

Six-year integrated cardiothoracic surgery residency applicants: Characteristics, expectations, and concerns

Tchantchaleishvili,Vakhtang; Barrus, Bryan; Knight, Peter; Jones, Carolyn; Watson, Thomas; Hicks, George.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013; 146(4): 753-758.

Immobile Transesophageal Echocardiographic Probe After Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Conlin, F.; Sifain, A.; Knight, P.; Stern, D.

Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2013; 27(5): 955-957.

"Coil embolization for a symptomatic left internal mammary arteriovenous fistula"

Lee CY; Knight PA; Ling FS.

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013; .

"Endocarditis of Amplatzer® occlude devices after percutaneous closure of a mitral paravalvular leak"

Lee CY; Ling FS; Knight PA.

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013; 81: 1249-52.

"Healing study of porcine heart transapical wounds closed using a remote automated suturing technology"

Wilshire CL; Kaufer JW; Gorea HR; Sauer JS; Knight PA.

Innovations. 2013; 8: 50-55.

Healing study of porcine heart transapical wounds closed using a remote automated suturing technology.

Wilshire CL, Kaufer JW, Gorea HR, Sauer JS, Knight PA

Innovations : technology and techniques in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.. 2013 8 (1):50-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vinpocetine suppresses pathological vascular remodeling by inhibiting vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration.

Cai Y, Knight WE, Guo S, Li JD, Knight PA, Yan C

The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics.. 2012 November 343 (2):479-88. Epub 08/22/2012.

Right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula.

Tchantchaleishvili V, Lehoux JM, Knight PA

The Journal of invasive cardiology.. 2012 October 24 (10):552-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Automated remote transapical wound closure system study.

Knight PA, Sauer JS, Kaufer JW, Wilshire CL

The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2011 October 92 (4):1494-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1 regulates lysosome-dependent type I collagen protein degradation in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Cai Y, Miller CL, Nagel DJ, Jeon KI, Lim S, Gao P, Knight PA, Yan C

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology.. 2011 March 31 (3):616-23. Epub 12/09/2010.

Automated Remote Transapical Wound Closure System Study

Knight, Peter A..; Sauer, Jude S.; Kaufer, James W.; Wilshire, Candice L.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011; 92(4): 1494-8.

Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase 1 Regulates Lysosome-Dependent Type I Collagen Protein Degradation in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Yujun Cai, Clint L. Miller, David J. Nagel, Kye-Im Jeon, Soyeon Lim, Pingjin Gao, Peter A. Knight, and Chen Yan.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011; 31: 616-623.

Cylic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase 1 Regulates Lysosome-Dependent Tyhpe 1 Collagen Protein Degradation in Vascjular Smooth Muscle Cells

Cai, Yujun; Miller, Clint L.; Nagel, David J.; Jeon, Kye-Im; Lim, Soyeon; Gao, Pingjin; Knight, Peter A.; Yan, Chen.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010; 31: 616-623.

Case Report: Folia Cardiolgica, March, 2007

Fong M, Rocco T, Knight P, Schreifer J.

Folia Cardiologica. 2007; .

Current olptions for Repair of Thoracic Aortic Pathology

Sing MJ, Knight P, Illig KA.

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2007; .

Diabetic Management Protocol Decreases Deep Sternal Wound Infections in Cardiac Surgical Patients

Cafarell RF; Knight P; Fuller K; Cosintino M; Green L; Kirshner R.

Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2000; 90(48).

Delayed, distant arterial injury after brachial artery catheterization.

Berardis JM, Knight P, Grossi RJ, Ferraro L, Farrell JT

Angiology.. 1984 June 35 (6):380-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Reducing the risk of wound infection in operations upon the colon

Gingold BS; Berardis J; Knight P.

Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1984; 158(9).

Books

Manual of Outpatient Cardiology (2011)

Chapter: Coronary Artery Disease

Authors: Bisognano, John D.; Beck, Ron; Connell, Ryan (Eds.)

Publisher: Springer 2011

Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems (2006)

Chapter: Aortic Dissection and Aneurysmal Disease

Authors: Stein P; Singh MJ; Knight P

Publisher: American College of Physicians 2006

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

The provider put me at ease.

Dec 21, 2023

1.0 stars

As noted previously this doctor was arrogant [...]

Oct 19, 2023

5.0 stars

Very professional and knowledgeable

Sep 30, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Knight was wonderful and encouraging and gave me high confidence.

Sep 23, 2023

5.0 stars

Very good doctors/nurses/I trust them [...].

Aug 22, 2023

3.0 stars

Needs bed side manners was very short with me

May 25, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent, basic and clear understand of the situation and options

May 13, 2023

5.0 stars

Overall excellent.

May 07, 2023

5.0 stars

Obviously a person who knows what he is doing and is concerned with his patients

Apr 30, 2023

4.2 stars

Provider seemed knowledgeable about lifestyle medicine approaches

Mar 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent. I feel fortunate to have Peter Knight as my cardiac surgeon.

Feb 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Knight performed my bypass surgery in 2015 and I have had a great quality of life experience for the last 8 years. I am confident that he and Dr. Narins will get meThrough this aortic valve replacement.

Feb 03, 2023

5.0

These physicians were highly recommended by my cardiologist and I found that to be accurate.

Dec 29, 2022

4.6

Physician seemed to have limited time.

Dec 23, 2022

1.4

I was not listened to [....]

Oct 23, 2022

5.0

[...] They have my total confidence[...]

Sep 25, 2022

4.2

Session with provider was very rushed.

Jul 20, 2022

5.0

Highly effective, professional, personable.

May 19, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and informative

Apr 23, 2022

4.2

[...] I felt like my case was just another day on the job for him [...]

Mar 26, 2022

2.6

[...] he rushed through the visit.

Mar 21, 2022

5.0

All the Drs. were excellent

Feb 26, 2022