Knight Elected President of Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians

By Liz Caldwell

He was installed at the 67th president of the organization by Robert Wergin, M.D., during its annual meeting June 20, 2014. Knight will serve for one year.

He has been member of the organization since 1985. He has served as a board member, secretary and vice president. Knight is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Knight graduated from medical school at UAMS in 1985. He completed his residency at the UAMS Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1988. Knight served as residency program director for the department for 11 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

He has been given the UAMS Residency Educator Award and the Program Director Silver Recognition Award by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. He has also received the Red Sash Award teaching award five times.

The Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians is the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the second largest medical specialty organization in the nation with more than 100,000 members.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.