Andrew Knight, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Originally from Ohio, I spent much of my life and training in California before making the move to Colorado. My path to medicine started with the study of biomechanical engineering at Stanford University, followed by a brief career designing medical devices. My interest in improving lives and health drew me to clinical work, and I attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. I specialized in emergency medicine and traveled abroad to provide medical care in El Salvador. Over time, I found myself drawn to the challenges of treating cancer and completed a residency in radiation oncology at UCLA.
I feel very fortunate to have found the specialty of radiation oncology. I was initially drawn to the field because of my interest in physics and three-dimensional thinking. However, I quickly discovered that my ongoing inspiration would come from my patients. Understandably, patients seeing a radiation oncologist are highly motivated to do all they can to overcome their cancer. I share this motivation and through this partnership work to provide the best care for my patients available anywhere.
About my practice
My goal is to provide the highest possible quality of treatment for each of my patients, just as I would expect for a member of my own family. I will ensure that my patients understand their diagnosis and their treatment, and that I understand my patient’s specific goals and concerns. A significant amount of the energy I spend on a patient’s case, including discussions with other physicians, review of recent published data and reports, and exploring different options for treatment from a technical standpoint, will take place outside of my meetings with patients. I don’t stop working on your case when we finish our conversation. I serve as the medical director of Radiation Oncology at Good Samaritan Medical Center and lead our breast and prostate cancer programs. I am interested in and treat all forms of cancer.
How I thrive
My patients constantly remind me of how fortunate we all are to be alive, and I try to be grateful and enjoy life every day. I have always loved to be outside, and I camp with my children and mountain bike with my friends whenever I get the chance. I have also found inspiration in providing medical care and training abroad in areas with less resources. I spent a year working in El Salvador with a focus on emergency medical care, and more recently spent a sabbatical in a free cancer hospital in Brazil.