About Dr. Mark A. F. Knight, M.D.
I am a visionary and artistic surgeon, and a graduate of the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was the first formal Medical School in the United States. As an award winning artist, my work has been well received and recognized by the Columbia Press Association. My ability to see as a surgeon guides my gifted hands to sculpt each individual to their expectation.
My training was both thorough and diverse. My internship was at the world reknowned University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where I trained in the major disciplines of Surgery. I then spent a full formal Residency training in General Surgery at Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, New York. Here, I had extensive training in thousands of cases, many of which were trauma cases. In fact, I was present at 9/11/2001 as a First Responder on scene at Ground Zero.
After completing my training in General Surgery, I trained as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, as well as an Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgeon. My training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery included Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Craniofacial Surgery, in addition to general Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. In addition, I diversified my training by spending an additonal 3 years with a pioneering Urologist and founding father of Phalloplasty to train in Genital Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
As a multi-specialty surgeon, I have trained in many different techniques in different fields. I belive that this has contributed greatly to me being a better surgeon in addition to my innate talent. All surgeons, if they perform enough cases, will experience complications. I am confident that I have the knowledge, the training and the technical talent to take care of problems in the event that they arise.
The extent of my training was affirmed by my becoming Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Following the death of my daughter, and during my separation from my wife, I became intimately involved with a woman who was also my patient. This relationship was reported to the Medical Board. I then made a decision to retire from medicine and take time to grieve for the loss of both my daughter and my brother.
My wife and I have reconciled and we have been blessed with the birth of another beautiful daughter, whom I personally raised as a stay at home Dad devoted to her care. I have healed from my losses, and I beleive that by virture of these experiences I have gained great insight into the human experience as physician, a person and a patient.
I have returned to the practice of medicine, having heeded these eternal words: "Physician, heal thyself." I have no arrogance, illusions or ego intervening in the process of my patient care. I am human, just like you.