Michael G. Knight, MD, MSHP, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University
Michael G. Knight, MD, MSHP, FACP is an Internal Medicine physician and the Patient Safety
Officer at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Assistant Professor of
Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the
Founder and President of the Renewing Health Foundation. Originally from New York City, Dr. Knight completed undergraduate studies at Oakwood University (Huntsville, AL). He then matriculated at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where he obtained his doctor of medicine degree with special qualifications in biomedical research. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine, with special training in Obesity Medicine, at the New York Presbyterian –Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. Dr. Knight continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship that attracts the country’s most promising physician leaders, who develop the skills to lead the transformation of America’s health and health care.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, Knight also served as a Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and completed a Masters in Health Policy Research. He received training in LEAN Six Sigma, and lead quality improvement and patient safety efforts in areas including patient and provider communication, adverse event review, and transitions of care.In his current role as the Patient Safety Officer at The George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates, Dr. Knight oversees the reporting and analysis of medical errors and adverse events, and the development of responsive programs to build a culture of safety throughout the organization. He continues to practice clinically in Internal Medicine, with a focus in Obesity Medicine including nutrition, physical activity, and medication management, in the GW Weight Management Clinic and General Internal Medicine Practice.