Dianne Knight, MD, Physician in the Supportive Care Medicine Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been honored with the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians and other health care professionals committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions.
Advancement to fellowship status within the Academy honors dedication and scholarship in the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Knight received the designation at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Philadelphia.
At Moffitt, Dr. Knight manages distressing symptoms in patients with cancer, with the goal of rapid alleviation of patient discomfort. She is part of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on patient and family understanding of treatment options, emotional and spiritual support, and care planning.
Dr. Knight received her MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, and is board certified in Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. ■