Dacre Knight

Dr. Knight is the medical director of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Knight received his master’s degree at George Mason University and his MD at St. George’s University. He completed residency training at the University of Mississippi. He is a general internal medicine physician with specialty interest in consultative and diagnostic medicine. His clinical focus includes expertise in chronic disease, diagnosis of unresolved illness, and providing coordinated care for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patients. Dr. Knight leads the EDS Clinic at Mayo Clinic with the mission of promoting each patient’s understanding of disease and empowering patients to reach their individual health goals by offering personalized diagnostic evaluation and treatment catered to the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Knight is board certified in internal medicine. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Knight is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and students. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Knight was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University. He also served 4 years as an Air Force physician at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He was the medical director of the Phase II Clinical Laboratory education program, and Chairman of the Life Support Function Committee. In addition, he served overseas deployment in Afghanistan with NATO Operation Resolute Support. He was Chairman of the hospital infection control committee and cared for combat trauma patients. Dr. Knight has diverse research interests including treatment of complex EDS patients and diagnostic algorithms using the latest technological advances such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Dr. Knight is married, and a father of four children. He is a former NCAA Division III Collegiate Soccer athlete.

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