Dr. Michael G. Knight, who trained in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named as one of the '40 Under 40 Leaders in Health' by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). The NMQF is an organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities through innovation, collaboration and data-driven initiatives.
In its inaugural year, the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health program honors influential young minority leaders – including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, policy experts, researchers and others – who are making a difference in health care around the country. On April 12, 2016, the award winners for this year will be recognized at the 2016 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Knight is a physician, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He also currently serves as the founder and president of the Renewing Health Foundation.
"I am grateful for the training and mentorship that I received at NYP/WCM, which have helped to prepare me for this recognition," said Dr. Knight.
"We are always so proud of our former residents. This is a wonderful accomplishment for Dr. Knight," said Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster, Associate Vice Chair of Diversity.