Mark A. F. Knight, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Aesthetic Genital Surgery
2009 Feature Film: Hired Gun-director Brad Jurjens
Trauma Surgeon-Mark Knight credited role (IMDB)
2009-2010 Medical Director of Anaheim Hills Surgery Center
2007 Recipient of The State University of New York Educational Opportunity Program Honor Award
Outstanding Achievement as an Alumni
2007 Medical Director and Co-owner of Eternal Youth Anti-Aging Institute, Irvine, CA.
2005 Co-Founder of the American Institute of Surgery, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Santa Ana, CA.
2005-2010 Medical Director and Staff Surgeon of American Institute of Surgery
Designed the surgical procedure “The Extreme Abdominal Reconstruction”
Designed a procedure for accurately positioning breast implants and minimizing asymmetry.
Designed a procedure for establishing symmetry in facelift procedures.
Designed the modern approach to phalloplasty, with 3 novel advances.
2003 Selected for National Register’s Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals
2004-2008 Ghostwriter for television drama ER surgical scenes
1985 Selected to “Who’s Who among American High School Students”
06/03-12/2010 The American Board of Surgeons
General Surgery: Certificate # 48194
11/07-12/2010 The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery: Certificate # 7286
Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentials (ACLS)
CA Medical License: – A 78828
Prior Service: UNITED STATES NAVAL and MARINE CORPS
Rank: Lieutenant Commander, USNMC
Decorations: National Defense Ribbon; Marksman Pistol Ribbon.
8/04 Tour of Duty Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (Marine Base Station), Oceanside, CA
9/03 Tour of Duty Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola FL
RESIDENCY in PLASTIC and RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY:
2002-2005 Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California, Irvine Orange, CA
Newport Beach Surgery Center Aesthetic Rotation 4 months.
2,965 Plastic Surgery procedures during training
RESIDENCY in GENERAL SURGERY:
1997-2002 S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
1077 combined major cases and procedures
Surgical Residency Honors:
Awards: Rofeh Yedid Award 10/24/01
Interview on Dateline NBC: 9/11 Ground Zero experience (national syndication) 9/17/01
INTERNSHIP in GENERAL SURGERY:
1996-1997 University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA
1992-1996 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Philadelphia, PA
M.D. in May 1996.
Medical School Honors:
1988-1992 S.U.N.Y @ STONY BROOK Long Island, NY
B.S. Cum Laude May 1992
Double Major: Chemistry (graduated with Honors),
Biochemistry ( Winner- Ford Foundation Prize)
Cum GPA 3.57.
Deans List 1988-1992
First Freshman to be President of the College Legislature
Teaching Assistant for MacroEconomics.
Member of the University Room Rate Review Board
Undergraduate Excellence Award,
Sigma Beta Honor Society
Phi Lambda Upsilon National Honorary Chemical Society
Ford Foundation Prize in Biochemistry
Lloyd E. Sargeant Scholarship
S.A.I.N.T.S. Founders Award
Golden Key National Honor Society
1982-1985 Midwood High School Brooklyn, NY
Regents Diploma, Honors, May 1985: Cum GPA 88.43
Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Patterns ‘85
Excellent Attendance ‘85
High School Honors:
Global History 2,
American History 1
Global History 3
American History 2
11 Math 1
International Conference Presentations:
1/2006 Presentation at the annual American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgeons
Positive Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes: Incidental Intraoperative Finding During Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.
Knight MAK, Nguyen D, Kobayashi MR, Seemer NP, Evans GRD.
1991-1992 Presented at American Chemical Soc. 40th Ann. Undergraduate Research Symposium ‘92. S.U.N.Y. @ STONY BROOK:
Department of Chemistry
Organometallic synthesis of Tricarbonyl (1, 3 diphenylinden-2-one) iron, proved
cis dichloro intermediate more stable than trans.
University of California, Irvine
07/19/04 Breast Augmentation
04/28/03 Hand Infections
03/19/02 Autologous Fat Transplant
S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Brooklyn
11/09/01 Pneumothorax (Management of recurrent pneumothorax)
10/05/01 Melanoma of the Head & Neck: Sentinel Lymph node Excision
07/22/01 Colonic Mass: Identification and Intervention
07/13/01 Extra-Anatomic Vascular Bypass: Indications and Outcome
04/12/01 Management of Tracheal Injuries.
03/16/01 Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma
03/16/01 Renal Trauma: Classification and management
01/12/01 Post-Transplantation Lympho-Proliferative Disorder.
Recurrent Retroperitoneal Rhabdomyosarcoma
02/16/99 Intra-atrial Septal Abscess
Journal Club PowerPoint Presentations (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)
07/12/04 Immediate Toe-to-Hand Transfer in Acute Hand Injuries:
Overall Results, Compared with Results for Elective Cases
05/17/04 Reappraisal of Island Modifications of Lateral Calcaneal Artery Skin Flap
03/15/04 Chondrogenic Potential of Multipotential Cells from Human Adipose Tissue
02/09/04 Reconstruction of Orbital Floor Fracture Using Solvent-Preserved Bone Graft
11/24/03 Modified Technique for Nipple-Areolar Reconstruction: A Case Series
10/20/03 Grafting the Nasal Dorsum with Tandem Ear Cartilage
08/25/03 Classification and Reconstruction Options in Foot Plantar Skin Avulsion Injuries: Follow-Up
Plastic Surgery Case Presentations:
11/08/04 Bilateral ear reconstruction following wide local excision of Cancer
12/01/03 Lipoma of the Hand
08/18/03 Scrotal Lymphedema
05/06/03 Vulvar Reconstruction
04/14/03 Bilateral Mastectomy for Severe Gynecomastia
04/14/03 Wound Breakdown: Gluteal flap Reconstruction of Sacral wound
04/07/03 Turribrachycephaly: Total Cranial Vault Reconstruction
03/03/03 Metastatic Melanoma of Lymph Node with Unknown Primary
11/12/02 Complications of Silicone Injection
08/05/02 Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
10/28/02 Wedge Excision of Lower lip Cancer
09/30/02 Repair of Scaphoid Nonunion wrist
08/26/02 Traumatic Dog bite wound; Scalp Avulsion
08/05/02 A Review of Reduction Mammaplasty Techniques
08/05/02 Pedicled Groin Flap Reconstruction of Hand Burn
Facial Nerve Dissection
Hemifacial Microsomia: Facial Reconstruction
General Surgery Case Presentations: Long Island College of Medicine.
08/15/01 Intestinal Ischemia
03/16/01 Metastatic Breast Cancer
09/18/00 Epidemiology and Etiology of Breast Cancer
12/20/01 Tracheal Injury: case presentation
03/25/02 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
2004 Review of TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction. Knight MAK, Nguyen D, Kobayashi MR, Evans GRD
Abstract submitted to American Association of Plastic Surgeons 12/1/2004.
2004 Positive Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes: Incidental Intraoperative Finding During Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction.
Case Presentation and Literature Review. Knight MAK, Nguyen D, Kobayashi MR, Seemer NP, Evans GRD.
Abstract submitted to American Association of Plastic Surgeons 12/1/2004
2004 Book Chapter: Lip Reconstruction. Mark A. Knight, Hooman Shabatian, Gregory R. D. Evans. In Evans GRD, Persing J, Eds.
Soft Tissue Surgery of the Craniofacial Region. CRC Press; June 20, 2007.
2004 Book Chapter: Scar Revision, Dermabrasion, Local Flaps. Hooman Shabatian, Mark A. Knight, Gregory R. D. Evans.
In Evans GRD, Persing J, Eds. Soft Tissue Surgery of the Craniofacial Region. CRC Press; June 20, 2007.
2003 Tissue Engineering: Progress and Challenges. (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal CME Review Article)
Mark A. Knight, Gregory R.D. Evans,
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Aug; 114(2):26E-37E.
2002 Penetrating Tracheal Injury: A case report and review of the Literature. Mark A. Knight, Robert Schulze
2002 Pseudoaneurysm associated with Multiple Osteochondromatosis.
Mark Y. Burzstyn, Michael Stracher, Mark A. Knight, Julie Sanchez, Max Ramenofsky, Jon Kirwin,
2002 Combined Endovascular and Open Repair of a Penetrating Inominate Artery and Tracheal Injury:
Seth B. Blattman, Gregg S. Landis, , Thomas F. Panetta, Salvatore J. Sclafani, Joshua Burack.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., July 1, 2002; 74(1): 237 - 239.
1999 Management of Solitary Thyroid Nodules: Scientific Exhibit. ACS 10/99. Dept. of Surgery, BVAMC.
Chin BS, Ghosh BC, Webb H, Knight Mark A.
06/05 Organized and orchestrated the Class of 2005 Graduation for the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute.
Sole fundraiser, secured $21,000.00 in funding to host Graduation Ceremony at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.
12/04 Created Computer Database with 10 year experience of Breast Reconstruction at University of California, Irvine.
Results submitted, awaiting publication
11/04 Established computerized clinic tracking database for Plastic Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology
and Vascular Surgery services at Long Beach VA Medical Ctr.
4/04 Microsurgery Scholar visiting Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
4/26/03 Invited Speaker: Introduction to Plastic Surgery. California State University Fullerton
‘92-‘96 •Penn Med Adult Special Olympics Coordinator 1993.
•Editor-in-Chief Minority Guide to the Essentials of the First Year 1993 -1994
•Designed Penn Med Special Olympics Crest and Tee Shirt.
•Personal assistant to wheelchair-bound Muscular Dystrophy pt. 8/1992 -7/1993.
•Designed and painted Banner for Medical School "3000 by 2000" recruitment project.
•Contributing Graphic Artist and Writer for Penn Med Gross Anatomy (GARP) software.
•Advisor to first year medical students 1993-1994.
•Participated in Health Fairs at city high schools.
’88-’92 •President of Wagner College Legislature 1988-1989.
•Wagner College Residence Hall Association Representative 1988-1989.
•Room Rate Review Board, Eleanor Roosevelt Quad Chairperson 1988-1989.
•Tutored Che 321 (Organic Chemistry.)
•Teaching Assistant for Economics 305 (Macroeconomics.)
•Designed/produced Campus Res. Operational Calendar 1989 - 1990.
•Designed & painted logo, banners, T-shirts for Culture Fest 1989.
•Designed/produced Insignia, emblem, banner, T-shirts for Caribbean Students Organization.
•Winner of Alcohol Awareness Week Banner Contest Oct. 1988.
•Dorm Cooking Program (1989-1992) took refuse from Dorm buildings.
’82-‘85 •Feature Writer, Argus Newspaper
•Art Editor, Patterns Art & Literature Magazine-
•Columbia Press Assn. Silver Medal ’84-’85
•Columbia Press Assn. Silver Medal ’83-’84,
1996 Co-developer of Dupuytrens Contracture Homepage on Internet: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~lapple/dc
1995 HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Dept. of Anatomic Pathology.
Co-investigator: identify tumor markers in sinonasal mucosal malignant melanoma.
1995 Co-author: A Case of Recurrent Malignant Sinonasal Mucosal Melanoma: Weinstein, GW. Knight, MA, Montone, KT.
Submitted for review and publication
1993-1994 HEALTHPASS/HMA City of Philadelphia DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
Principal investigator, assessed Cesarean Section rates at 4 hospitals.
1993-1994 HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Dept. of Pediatrics
Co-investigator, evaluated sunscreen use and melanoma risk in Pediatric population.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:
1992-1994 Personal Assistant
1991-1992 Dorm Cooking Program. Supervisor ’90-‘92
1985- 1988 Skycap at LaGuardia Airport