John E. McKnight,MD, MBA

MD, MBA

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

4.8 (222 Ratings)

80 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
CTCA Atlanta
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school:
Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Residency:
D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
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:
MBA, Health Care 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 occurrence. 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
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"Very pleased with your staff"
Oct 11, 2019

5.0

"it's ok"
Oct 11, 2019

5.0

"when I came to Dr. McKnight my [...] was rising but thanks be to GOD for giving Dr. McKnight the sprite of not given up , because he kept working on me until he got my [...] to 0. Great doctor blessed by GOD "
Oct 8, 2019

5.0

"I had only one meeting with my Oncologist and I like him. He was able to give me answers to why I came to CTCA. I look forward to working with him."
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight was very thorough, even went through my history again with me, although I'm sure it was already in the system. He explained everything clearly and he even wrote notes for us while he was explaining which was very helpful. He was also very easy to talk to and he answered our questions in layman's terms so we could understand clearly. He pointed out some things that hadn't even crossed my mind and is seeking to make sure every angle is covered. I feel confident in and comfortable with Dr. McKnight and his team, they were all so very nice :)"
Oct 7, 2019

3.8

"oncologist a bit less willing to really listen to my concerns & wishes"
Oct 4, 2019

5.0

"great"
Oct 4, 2019

5.0

"Have already recommended him to anyone that listens."
Oct 2, 2019

4.4

"*Dr. McKnight is knowledgeable and excellent face to face. But is not as responsive through patient portal. [...]"
Oct 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is very good."
Sep 22, 2019

1.9

"Bedside manner of my Dr wasn't what I'd recommend to friends"
Sep 22, 2019

4.4

"I like to get all the information I need about me.i am a need to know person."
Sep 11, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight and [...] thank you so much. I cannot repay you enough for your kindness and care for me. I tell everyone how amazing you are. Thank you to your ancillary staff because they are amazing as well. Thank you for putting up with me and my recent chemo mood swings. "
Sep 10, 2019

5.0

"He's very quirky and confident which makes me confident"
Sep 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Mcknight is very knowledgeable. He stay up to date on the latest information on cancer. He has a overwhelming passion for what he does and it shows when he is taking care of his patients. His sense of humor mixed with his treatment of my cancer allows me to be comfortable with him and trust him wholeheartedly with my care. I'm so happy He's my medical oncologist. But along with every great doctor is a great team and his team is the bomb.com!"
Sep 4, 2019

5.0

"Top notch! Answers all questions honestly"
Sep 2, 2019

5.0

"wonderful doctor. wonderful staff"
Aug 29, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is extremely skilled, knowledgeable in his field. Excellent patient care and bedside manners. I have never meet anyone like him. He is wonderful."
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is an outstanding doctor. He has wonderful bedside manners. I would refer him in a heartbeat to anyone battling cancer."
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"Dr McNight has been wounderful. [...] "
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"DR MCKNIGHT IS THE BEST!"
Aug 15, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Aug 12, 2019

5.0

"love my oncologist!!!"
Aug 11, 2019

3.8

"I am a fairly new patient. First impression was okay. Nothing to complain about."
Aug 7, 2019

5.0

"I have the best team I could wish for."
Aug 6, 2019

5.0

"Very personable and knowledgeable"
Jul 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is awesome - I have great confidence in him, and I appreciate the teamapproach that he embraces in coordinating my treatment."
Jul 24, 2019

1.3

"I felt he wasn't concerned about the type of cancer I have and wanted to catorgize me in with a specific cancer without removing mass to get correct diagnosis since original biopsy results were inconclusive. He didn't hear/listen to me as the patient. He drew pictures and spoke to me like I was a 5 year old and had no idea what cancer was or what it did. Cancer runs in my family so I was very familiar with the process."
Jul 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr McKnight is such an special doctor who cares about the person. He & the Mcknight team is outstanding. Absolutely the Best!"
Jul 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is the best."
Jul 17, 2019

5.0

"Doctor McKnight is the best!"
Jul 11, 2019

5.0

"McKnight is the best!"
Jul 10, 2019

5.0

"I have a great oncology. I just love him, he shows great concern for his patients."
Jul 8, 2019

5.0

"excellent oncologist and support team; makes sure you have clear understanding and move forward in your best interest"
Jul 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is wonderful. He listens to me and my husband about my concerns, etc. He really cares about me and how I'm doing."
Jul 5, 2019

3.8

"Would like to see more emphasis on alternative treatments to correct underlying conditions that led to cancer development."
Jul 3, 2019

5.0

"I just met Dr. McKnight on this visit. He is my third oncologist in almost three years. I liked his proactive stance with recommending lifestyle changes. He and I re on the same page."
Jun 20, 2019

5.0

"first time meeting Dr. McKnight. loved him"
Jun 13, 2019

5.0

"Everyone was very nice no problems."
Jun 5, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is so thorough with his explanations and uses terminology that I can understand and relate to. I appreciate his down to earth attitude and his nurses are always so cheerful. I need a bowl of whatever they are eating to always be smiling...."
May 30, 2019

5.0

"This is my first time at the center and experiencing cancer. My Oncologist has been very detailed with his explaining my treatment plan and what to expect. Very happy with my Oncologist."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"I have recommended Dr. McKnight on many occasions."
May 29, 2019

5.0

"The McKnight team ROCKS!"
May 26, 2019

5.0

"Ddr. McKnight is thorough in his explanations, and answers all questions or concerns with patience"
May 22, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is just AWESOME"
May 17, 2019

5.0

"Very happy with *Dr. McKnight."
May 15, 2019

5.0

"I appreciate Dr McKnight explaining in common terms the plan he has for me. I understood him and the urgency of action is fully understood."
May 14, 2019

5.0

"oncologist is excellent!!!"
May 14, 2019

3.1

"not much of a bedside manner."
May 6, 2019

5.0

"could not have had a better oncologist he is awesome."
May 5, 2019

5.0

"very down to earth, compassionate, makes complex simple, a great encourager, Dr McKnight is a thinker and always has my best interests in mind, great teacher too, has really helped me understand my disease."
May 3, 2019

5.0

"My oncologist is fabulous at making me feel at ease, asking questions and expressing my feelings. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who experiences cancer."
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"dr Mcknight was my oncologist in [...] so I followed him. he is the most personable and calming physician I have ever met"
Apr 30, 2019

1.9

"doesnt explain things to me well. doesnt like questions. not caring. i dont feel safe and cared for."
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"I would highly recommend Dr. McKnight and returned to Georgia because I have every confidence in him and his staff."
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"He listened and answered all my questions and respected my decision"
Apr 23, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is the best!"
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"I've never encountered the compassion and detailed standard of care recommended for me! I am honored to have someone like Dr. McKnight overlooking my diagnoses and the staff is just as amazing as he is...TY to all who show up daily to take care of the persons such as me"
Mar 26, 2019

5.0

"Dr McKnight is wonderful. He is very kind and knowledgeable."
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight and his team is very professional. I know when to be serious with him and when I can make him smile. But I always get the answer to my questions in or out of the office."
Mar 9, 2019

5.0

"Dr. McKnight is the best. He thoroughly explains everything and takes the time to field all my questions. Top notch doctor!"
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"Dr.Mcknight is the best."
Feb 27, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. John McKnight is wonderful. He explains things well and is truly caring."
Feb 25, 2019

5.0

"HE'S a VERY PROFESSIONAL BRILLIANT ONCOLOGIST."
Feb 5, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. McKnight was a wonderful oncologist & highly recommend him to everyone that ask me. All of the oncologist that assisted in my treatment and my care were excellent providers."
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."