Colin Knight, MD - Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Knight is dedicated to pediatric care. He began his higher education at Yale University, earning his BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1991. He continued without pause, heading south to the University of Virginia to obtain his MD in 1995. After a surgical internship, also at the University of Virginia, Dr. Knight went on to serve on active duty in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon for 4 years. When he left active duty in 2000, Dr. Knight continued his training in General Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. While a surgery resident, he devoted a year to ground-breaking research in applications of surgical robots to pediatric surgery. In particular, he investigated using surgical robots for fetal surgery and microsurgery. After finishing his surgical residency, he specialized in Pediatric Surgery with training at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. He earned his initial board certifications in surgery in 2006 and in pediatric surgery in 2008. Dr. Knight brought his experience from the Air Force and his training as a Pediatric Surgeon at to the team at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 2007. As a committed educator with a faculty appointment at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, he trains the doctors of tomorrow. Dedicated to higher education, Dr. Knight is a published author with an extensive bibliography. He has presented at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital's General Pediatric Review and Self-Assessment and is an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor. Dr. Knight specializes in the surgical care of newborns, toddlers, children, and adolescents. 

Loux, T.J., Falk, G.A., Burnweit, C.A., Ramos, C., Knight, C., Malvezzi, L. (2016). Early transition to oral antibiotics for treatment of perforated appendicitis in pediatric patients: Confirmation of the safety and efficacy of a growing national trend. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 51(6), 903-907. View in Pubmed

Seifarth, F.G., Kundu, N., Guerron, A.D., Garland, M.M., Gaffley, M.W., Worley, S., Knight. C.G. (2016). Umbilical Negative Pressure Dressing for Transumbilical Appendectomy in Childern. JSLS, 20(4), e2016.00070. View in Pubmed

Pasaron, R., Burnweit, C., Zerpa, J., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Shapiro, T., Ramos-Irizarry, C., Velis, E. (2015). Nitrous oxide procedural sedation in non-fasting pediatric patients undergoing minor surgery: a 12-year experience with 1,058 patients. Pediatric Surgery International, 31(2), 173-180. View in Pubmed

Loux, T., Falk, G.A., Gaffley, M., Ortega, S., Ramos, C., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C.G., Burnweit, C. (2015). Single-Incision Single-Instrument Adnexal Surgery in Pediatric Patients. Minimally invasive surgery, View in Pubmed

Fitzwater, J.W., Silva, N.N., Knight, C.G., Malvezzi, L., Ramos-Irizarry, C., Burnweit, C.A. (2015). Management of spontaneous pneumomediastinum in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(6), 983-986. View in Pubmed

Nazarey, P.P., Stylianos, S., Velis, E., Triana, J., Diana-Zerpa, J., Pasaron, R., Stylianos, V., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Burnweit, C. (2014). Treatment of suspected acute perforated appendicitis with antibiotics and interval appendectomy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(3), 447-450. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Knight, C., Stylianos, S., Zerpa, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Aserlind, A., Malvezzi, L., Burnweit, C. (2014). Prospective comparison of nonnarcotic versus narcotic outpatient oral analgesic use after laparoscopic appendectomy and early discharge. Minimally Invasive Surgery,

Seifarth, F.G., Knight, C.G. (2013). A simple postoperative umbilical negative-pressure dressing. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 26(1), 26-29. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Aserlind, A., Stylianos, S., Burnweit, C. (2012). Routine same-day discharge after acute or interval appendectomy in children: a prospective study. Archives of Surgery, 147(5), 443-446. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Burnweit, C., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Nazarey, P., Aserlind, A., Stylianos, S. (2012). A prospective study of safety and satisfaction with same-day discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 47(2), 313-316. View in Pubmed

Seifarth, F., Triana, J., Knight, C.G. (2012). Aspiration of a perforated pen cap: complete tracheal obstruction without radiologic evidence. Annals of Pediatric Surgery, 8(1), 22-24.

Seifarth, F.G., Ryan, M.L., Triana, J., Knight, C.G. (2011). Diagnosis and laparoscopic treatment of ileoileal intussusception secondary to heterotopic pancreas in an infant: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(2), e33-e36. View in Pubmed

Stylianos, S., Nichols, L., Ventura, N., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Burnweit, C. (2011). The “all in one” appendectomy: quick, scarless, and less costly. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(12), 2336-2341. View in Pubmed

Knight, C.G., Klein, M.D., Langenburg, S.E. (2008). “Robotics” . Heidelberg, Germany. Springer-Verlag. Endoscopic Surgery in Infants and Children.

Primary Office

HCA Florida Healthcare
2402 Frist Blvd #204
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Michigan
Internship - University of Virginia Hospitals
Residency - Allegheny General Hospital
Medical School - University of Virginia

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (Gen Cert in Surgery) - Certified
American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) - Certified