John E. McKnight,MD, MBA

MD, MBA

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

4.8 (167 Ratings)

52 Reviews
John McKnight - Medical Oncologist
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Every patient and every family member deserves to leave a consultation with the hope that treatment will make them better rather than worse. They also deserve to feel confident they will be treated with respect and compassion through one of the most challenging journeys of their lives.

Location
Atlanta
Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Education
  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency: Internal Medicine –  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: Medical Oncology – National Cancer Institute / National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Advanced Degrees: Advanced Degree: MBA, HealthCare Management – Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD
Certifications
Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. John McKnight is dedicated to providing cancer care that is compassionate, up-to-date, and patient­ and family-focused. He believes in care of the "whole person," not just managing the disease.

Dr. McKnight does not limit his thinking or approaches to the care of a cancer patient by age or circumstance. With 25 years of oncology care experience, he understands the difference between aggressive care of advanced cancer versus care that is aggressive in the pursuit of alleviating pain and suffering.        

"In my mind, the medical oncologist is there to guide the cancer patient's care," says Dr. McKnight, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. "It is the place where patients receive a more complete understanding of their illness, as well as direction for fighting the disease."

"CTCA® has done an incredible job of removing barriers so a doctor can be a doctor and patients can be embraced and be enveloped in care," he adds.

Dr. McKnight has many years of experience in treating a broad range of cancers. He has established a reputation in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lung cancer. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. McKnight is dedicated to staying well-informed about the ever changing healthcare environment.

Dr. McKnight is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed an internal medicine residency at UPMC Presbyterian, which is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. McKnight completed his medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, he holds an MBA with a focus in medical management from Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. McKnight owned a private practice in Washington, D.C., for 23 years. He was also the Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and a senior staff oncologist at the Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. McKnight has received Washington Hospital Center's highest  honor for excellence in teaching, the Joe H. Gaskin MD Award, eight times in his career. Both Washingtonian Magazine (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook consistently voted him as one of the top doctors  in Washington, D.C. Dr. McKnight also was the 2002 recipient of the Insignis Medal, which is awarded to one who is outstanding or exceptional in service to other people and to the community.
Patient Ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurance. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About Our Ratings
Jan 23, 2019

5.0

"Very grateful for an medical oncologist who only treats breast cancer instead of someone who divides their energy and study between two or even three types of cancer. Had I remained at the original oncology practice my treating medical oncologist would have been a breast cancer and blood cancer specialist. The speed of advancement in the cancer field makes if impossible to be up on everything in multiple disciplines."
Jan 15, 2019

5.0

"Awesome!"
Jan 9, 2019

3.8

"I have referred a friend to *Dr. McKnight."
Jan 9, 2019

5.0

"Very positive and caring."
Jan 8, 2019

5.0

"awesome"
Jan 2, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. McKnight was great. He explained to me exactly step by step what my treatments would be and wrote it down and handed it to me. Had no problems."
Dec 31, 2018

5.0

"great"
Dec 26, 2018

5.0

"Dr McKnight was awesome and I wished I could have stayed to allow him to serve me. I highly recommend him and his staff."
Dec 24, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight and his staff are so kind, patient, knowledgeable, and make my visits so comfortable."
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"Care has been wonderful."
Dec 18, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is wonderful. he is very good at explaining everything."
Dec 5, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Mcknight is awesome. He spends a great deal of time with me and explains things in detail so that my family and I can understand the topic at hand."
Dec 2, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is very thoughtful and caring. I could not be happier with him as my doctor."
Nov 28, 2018

1.9

"Dr. McKnight needs to work on his bedside manner. He acts very arrogant. I think Everyone at CTCA is Great, except Dr. McKnight. He's good, but I believe a doctor can be good & nice, not one or the other. I'm very disappointed with him. Kudos to everyone else! Thank you CTCA."
Nov 27, 2018

5.0

"dr McKnight is amazing, very compassionate and thorough in explaining."
Oct 29, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight has been perfect for me, always feel that he is truly concerned and thorough. And his staff are always the same and most polite."
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"Can't say enough good things about team *McKnight."
Oct 17, 2018

5.0

"all the time I recommend Dr. McKnight."
Oct 1, 2018

5.0

"he aims for the best and highest care for me."
Sep 25, 2018

5.0

"My Oncologist earned the utmost respect from me and confidence in his ability to cure me from his clear assessment of my treatments and needs and concerns. He communicated clearly and fully and helped me make the best decisions for my treatments. He always showed concern about my coping with the effects of the treatments. I am continuing under his care."
Sep 20, 2018

5.0

"When *Dr. John Mc Knight stayed before God I pray God will say to him job well done, he is the best and his love shows through his work. Thank God for him."
Aug 10, 2018

5.0

"My first visit with my oncologist, I was very impressed with the amount of time he spent explaining and examining me. He was very pleased, calm and knowledgeable. I already recommended him and friends and family."
Jul 25, 2018

5.0

"He was very knowledgeable and made me and my family comfortable about our decision. I felt I was in good hands"
Jul 10, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight treats me like a close friend while maintaining professionalism. I just love him and his team (MY team)."
Jul 1, 2018

5.0

"my oncologist has my complete confidence,however, his schedule is such that I don't see him on my appointments as often as I would like to."
Jul 1, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is a great and wonderful example of professionalism. I feel I am blessed to have him as my doctor."
Jul 1, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is the BEST!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Jun 28, 2018

5.0

"Very professional & caring doctor & staff, they don't try to hurry & explain everything. Very compassionate."
Jun 27, 2018

5.0

"He's the best!!!"
Jun 19, 2018

5.0

"Love him."
Jun 19, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is all about business until it's my turn. Then he dedicate his time to me for any questions or concerns. He is honest with his care with me. I appreciate Dr McKnight for being straight forward with me and my caregivers. Great Job!!"
Jun 5, 2018

5.0

"he's excellent"
May 31, 2018

5.0

"awesome"
May 19, 2018

3.8

"My dr. was very attentive to start with - but lately seems to have too much on his mind."
May 16, 2018

5.0

"I LOVE THEM!!!!"
May 5, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is an EXCELLENT doctor! He is the first oncologist I have met with who actually showed compassion for my personal experience. A few minutes after our initial visit, Dr. McKnight came back in the exam room and gave me a hug. Somehow he saw that I needed reassurance. It was the most genuine interaction I have ever had with a medical provider. That moment really stuck with me. I think about it every single day of my life. Dr. McKnight left a real impression with me, and for that, I am grateful! I have complete confidence and trust in him. [...] I am looking forward to having Dr. McKnight walk by my side through this entire journey."
May 2, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight has been a blessing in my life. He understands me like no other doctor I have ever had."
Apr 30, 2018

5.0

"Very good"
Apr 25, 2018

5.0

"Superb he never appears rushed or stressed, he is patient in answering my questions, he's always full of hope and positive, he can also be appropriately funny, I couldn't go through this journey without his expertise combined by a genuine warmth. I would imagine the vast majority of his patients would say the same things!"
Apr 25, 2018

5.0

"I have full confidence in my doctors"
Apr 23, 2018

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is thorough and takes time to explain all aspects of test results, discuss symptoms and how I'm feeling. The knowledge and care are exceptional."
Apr 21, 2018

5.0

"Love my "*McKnight" in shining armour."
Apr 4, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. McKnight is wonderful."
Apr 4, 2018

5.0

"awesome"
Apr 3, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. McKnight was beyond awesome, with tears in my eyes as write this, I allowed and trusted *Dr. McKnight to take control of my well being. I can't thank him enough."
Apr 2, 2018

5.0

"If you want honest strait ahead medical advise on how to successfully get through cancer treatment, and 'BEAT-IT' !!! He is your guy...."
Apr 1, 2018

5.0

"I truly feel he cares about me as more than "just a patient" and I have great confidence in his ability to help me. I would NOT want to switch doctors. He's a gem to me!"
Apr 1, 2018

5.0

"Excellent Oncologist. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Has an excellent way of breaking down complex medical information so that it can be understood."
Apr 1, 2018

5.0

"I'm am please"
Mar 27, 2018

5.0

"I love love love my Medical Oncologist. Everything was explained so well I felt, like I was a qualified to be a Dr. after my cancer was explained to me. [...]"
Mar 22, 2018

5.0

"Very professional and excellent."
Mar 15, 2018

5.0

"I am so please with my oncologist. I really feel that I am in good hands.."