Moffitt Cancer Center Physician Awarded Fellow Status from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

February 25, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Diane Knight, M.D., a physician with 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. Knight will receive the designation at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Philadelphia.

At Moffitt, 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.

Knight received her M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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