Heather McKnight, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Heather McKnight, M.D.

Division Chief, Physician Advisor Children's Hospital

Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

To see if Heather McKnight is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Pediatrics General



Locations and Contact

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543)

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy partnering with families of hospitalized children to help them heal from unexpected, severe illnesses as well as working with families who frequently experience care in the hospital due to ongoing health problems. My goal is to provide excellent evidence-based care while meeting the unique needs of each patient by listening to the family and incorporating the child and family's goals into the plan.

Clinical Interests

Dr. McKnight cares for general pediatric patients admitted to the hospital and collaborates with subspecialists in the care of hospitalized children.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. McKnight is interested in medical student and resident education. She has an interest in quality improvement in the hospital setting including projects on bronchiolitis, asthma, and high flow nasal cannula.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego CA 2000

Medical School

M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005


Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005-2006


Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005-2008

UC Davis Pediatric Gold Star Faculty Award for excellence in Infection Prevention, 2018

Department of Pediatrics Faculty Service Award, 2015

Albuquerque Magazine Top Doc, 2015

Pediatric Residency Program Special Recognition Award, 2011

Awarded for Work on Educational Curriculum and Implementation of ACGME Guidelines, 2011

Phi Delta Lambda National Honor Society Member,

Upper 15% of the undergraduate class upon graduation,