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Peter A. Knight, M.D.

Cardiology, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiac - Adults; Cardiac Surgery, Adult; TAVI, TAVR, Valve

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


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


Faculty Appointments


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


BS | Dickinson College

MD | New York Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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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
Dean's List Dickinson College

Magna Cum Laude Dickinson College

Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society New York Medical College

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Journal Articles

Cai, Y.; Nagel, D.; Zhou, Q.; Li, F.; Pi, X.; Knight, P.; Yan, C. "Role of cAMP-Phosphodiesterase 1C Signaling in Regulating Growth Factor Receptor Stability, Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth, Migration, and Neointimal Hyperplasia". Circulation Research. 2015; .

Lee CY; Sauer JS; Gorea HR; Martellaro AJ; Knight PA. ""Comparison of strength, consistency and speed of COR-KNOT® vs. manually hand-tied knots in an ex vivo minimally invasive model"". Innovations. 2014; 9(2): 111-116.

John F. Lazar, MD; Margaret Compton, BS; Faqian Li MD PhD; Peter Knight MD. "EXCISING A GIANT Report of a 7-cm Coronary Artery Aneurysm". Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2013; 40(2): 173-175.

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: Springer2011

Chapter Title: Arotic 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 Physicians2006