Peter A. Knight, M.D.

Peter A. Knight, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-6340
Fax: (585) 276-2870

Professional Bio

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

URMC Leadership Physician Recognition | University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership | Rochester, NY 2011
Strong Star Award for Exceptional Service, Compassion and Respect to Patients, Families, & Coworkers; (Awarded 20 times) | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2005 - Present
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
Dean's List Dickinson College 1973 - 1976
Magna Cum Laude Dickinson College
Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society New York Medical College

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 16 available »

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.
Tchantchaleishvili,Vakhtang; Barrus, Bryan; Knight, Peter; Jones, Carolyn; Watson, Thomas; Hicks, George. "Six-year integrated cardiothoracic surgery residency applicants: Characteristics, expectations, and concerns". The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2013; 146(4): 753-758.
Conlin, F.; Sifain, A.; Knight, P.; Stern, D. "Immobile Transesophageal Echocardiographic Probe After Cardiopulmonary Bypass". Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. 2013; 27(5): 955-957.

Current Appointments

Marjorie B. Morris Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD)
Professor - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD) - Primary


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


MD | Medicine | New York Medical College1980
BS | Physics | Dickinson College1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center09/01/1981 - 06/30/1984
Internship in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center09/01/1980 - 06/30/1981