Jennifer "Jill" Knight, MD
Jennifer “Jill” Knight, MD, has extensive clinic experience in caring for pediatric patients from birth through young adulthood, including as a pediatrician in the Army, where she was a decorated officer and field surgeon. Dr. Knight has a particular interest in childhood development and the unique struggles of military children, as well as caring for children with obesity. Her areas of expertise include:
Childhood advocacy in education
A physician specializing in Pediatrics is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive healthcare to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. The Pediatrician deals with biological, social and environmental influences on the developing child, and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development.
American Board of Pediatrics
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
2001 - 2005
San Antonio Military Pediatric Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
2005 - 2008
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
UF Jacksonville Physicians
From the Doctor:
My husband and I moved to Jacksonville in the summer of 2015 with our four children, ages 4 to 11. I recognize that children are a unique patient population and I cherish the long-term relationships I have with them and their families. Although I’m an expert in pediatric medicine, I consider parents to be the real experts, when it comes to their own children.
I have an interest in childhood obesity and the multifactorial factors that contribute to it, having written and presented lectures on the subject. I’m also passionate about volunteering with the Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization which uses running as inspiration and motivation to help young girls commit to lifelong health and fitness.
In my personal time, I enjoy running, having completed several half-marathons, and the annual Gate River Run. I also love to cook and hunt for shark’s teeth at the beach.