John E. McKnight,MD, MBA

MD, MBA

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Atlanta

4.8 (162 Ratings)

51 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
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."
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"