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Peter Knight

InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
      Magna Cum Laude Dickinson College
1998     RIT/USA Today Quality Cup Award for Health Care
      Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society New York Medical College
1999     HCIA Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals Award
      Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
2000     Reengineering Cardiac Surgery Institute of Industrial Engineers
1973 - 1976Dean's List Dickinson College
2005     Strong Star Award for Exceptional Service, Compassion and Respect to Patients, Families, & Coworkers; (Awarded 20 times)  | University of Rochester Medical Center
2011     URMC Leadership Physician Recognition  | University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership
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

 Selected Publications
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  1. Lee CY, Sauer JS, Gorea HR, Martellaro AJ, Knight PA. Comparison of Strength, Consistency, and Speed of COR-KNOT Versus Manually Hand-Tied Knots in an Ex Vivo Minimally Invasive Model. Innovations (Phila). 2014 Mar-Apr; 9(2):111-6.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Tchantchaleishvili V, Barrus B, Knight PA, Jones CE, Watson TJ, Hicks GL. Six-year integrated cardiothoracic surgery residency applicants: Characteristics, expectations, and concerns. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 146(4):753-8.
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  3. Lee CY, Knight PA, Ling FS. Coil embolization of a symptomatic left internal mammary arteriovenous fistula. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Apr 1; 83(5):E174-7.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Lee CY, Ling FS, Knight PA. Endocarditis of amplatzer(®) occluder devices after percutaneous closure of a mitral paravalvular leak. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jun 1; 81(7):1249-52.
    View in: PubMed
  5. Wilshire CL, Kaufer JW, Gorea HR, Sauer JS, Knight PA. Healing study of porcine heart transapical wounds closed using a remote automated suturing technology. Innovations (Phila). 2013 Jan-Feb; 8(1):50-5.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Lazar JF, Compton M, Li F, Knight P. Excising a Giant: Report of a 7-cm Coronary Artery Aneurysm. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(2):173-5.
    View in: PubMed
  7. Tchantchaleishvili V, Lehoux JM, Knight PA. Right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Oct; 24(10):552-3.
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  8. Cai Y, Knight WE, Guo S, Li JD, Knight PA, Yan C. Vinpocetine suppresses pathological vascular remodeling by inhibiting vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Nov; 343(2):479-88.
    View in: PubMed
  9. Conlin FT, Sifain AR, Knight PA, Stern DH. Immobile transesophageal echocardiographic probe after cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Oct; 27(5):955-7.
    View in: PubMed
  10. Knight PA, Sauer JS, Kaufer JW, Wilshire CL. Automated remote transapical wound closure system study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct; 92(4):1494-8.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Cai Y, Miller CL, Nagel DJ, Jeon KI, Lim S, Gao P, Knight PA, Yan C. Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1 regulates lysosome-dependent type I collagen protein degradation in vascular smooth muscle cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Mar; 31(3):616-23.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Berardis JM, Knight P, Grossi RJ, Ferraro L, Farrell JT. Delayed, distant arterial injury after brachial artery catheterization. Angiology. 1984 Jun; 35(6):380-2.
    View in: PubMed


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