Dacre Knight, MD, MS
Dr. Dacre Knight is a Senior Associate Consultant and Instructor in Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida’s Department of General Internal Medicine. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in Tallahassee, FL. In 2001, he graduated magna cum laude with honors from Hampden-Sydney College, where he was also a member of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer team. He completed his Master's degree in Biodefense at George Mason University under the tutelage of Dr. Ken Alibek, the former First Deputy Director of the Soviet Union's biological weapons program. Dr. Knight completed medical school at St. George's University, and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Following residency, he served in the US Air Force for four years as an internist. He deployed to Afghanistan for 6 months in 2017, covering the inpatient and ICU service at a Role III combat trauma hospital. He joined Mayo Clinic Florida in August 2019. During the period leading up to the pandemic, Dr. Knight had been the physician lead for Mayo Clinic’s Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic. At the onset of the pandemic, he redeployed with two other providers to help establish a completely virtual COVID-19 clinic at Mayo Clinic Florida. His most recent publications include “Establishing Mayo Clinic's Coronavirus Disease 2019 Virtual Clinic: A Preliminary Communication” and “COVID-19 infection: Strategies on when to discontinue isolation, a retrospective study”. His specialty areas consist of consultative and diagnostic medicine for the medically complex patient, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and telemedicine, with interests in biodefense and artificial intelligence. He lives with his wife and three young children in Jacksonville, Florida.