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.
Dr. McKnight cares for general pediatric patients admitted to the hospital and collaborates with subspecialists in the care of hospitalized children.
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
M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego CA 2000
Internship: Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005-2006
Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque NM 2005-2008
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018
Medical Board of California, 2018
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Hospitalist Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Quality Improvement Innovations Network (QuINN)
Subcommittee of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division Directors
Honors and Awards
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,