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Peter A. Knight, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-6340

Office: (585) 275-6340

Fax: (585) 276-2870

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cardiology, Surgery


Professional Background

Prior to his appointment at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Peter Knight was on staff at Rochester General Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Knight completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Knight is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He's a member of:

· American Medical Association
· New York State Medical Association
· Society of Thoracic Surgeons
· Upstate Thoracic Society

His areas of special interest include:

· Valve repair and replacement
· Off pump surgery
· Multiarterial bypass grafts
· Aortic surgery



  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1981 - 06/30/1984
Residency in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center

09/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Internship in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center

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2019 - Present
RBJ Health Innovations Award 2019
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

URMC Leadership Physician Recognition
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership
Location: Rochester, NY

2005 - Present
Strong Star Award for Exceptional Service, Compassion and Respect to Patients, Families, & Coworkers; (Awarded 20 times)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Rochester, New York

Reengineering Cardiac Surgery Institute of Industrial Engineers

HCIA Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals Award

RIT/USA Today Quality Cup Award for Health Care

1973 - 1976
USA Today RIT Quality Cup

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

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Journal Articles

Lee CY, Robinson DA, Johnson CA, Zhang Y, Wong J, Joshi DJ, Wu TT, Knight PA. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Liposomal Bupivacaine Parasternal Intercostal Block for Sternotomy." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2019 Jan 0; 107(1):128-134. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Robinson DA, Evans JH, Martellaro AJ, Johnson CA, Sauer JS, Knight PA. "Interactive translational research model and cadaveric simulation: where minimally invasive cardiac surgery and industry meet." Annals of translational medicine.. 2018 Aug 0; 6(15):314.

Robinson DA, Sagebin F, Yap AJ, Johnson CA, Knight PA. "Aortic valve replacement with annular enlargement via a right anterior minithoracotomy." Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS. 2018 Jul 26; 2018Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Coronary Artery Disease
Book Title: Manual of Outpatient Cardiology
Author List: Bisognano, John D.; Beck, Ron; Connell, Ryan (Eds.)
Published By: Springer 2011

Chapter Title: Aortic Dissection and Aneurysmal Disease
Book Title: Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems
Author List: Stein P; Singh MJ; Knight P
Published By: American College of Physicians 2006