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Vinita M. Knight, MD, MPH

Resident, Pediatric Residency Training Program

Phone 513-636-4214

Email vinita.knight@cchmc.org

Child neurology

After completing dual undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology in 1998 at the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC, Vinita Knight, MD, MPH, obtained a Master of Public Health (also at GWU) in 2002 while employed as the Trauma Registry Coordinator at Children’s National Medical Center. Later, she served as the Pediatric Trauma Coordinator at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Her job encompassed a variety of responsibilities including injury prevention initiatives, organizing monthly Morbidity & Mortality conferences, grant and IRB writing, enrolling patients in clinical studies, and overseeing a trauma patient database. She remained in this role until attending medical school in Norfolk, VA.

Currently, Dr. Knight is enjoying her child neurology residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – which is one of the leading programs in the nation. Moreover, Cincinnati Children's is home to the most down-to-earth, fun and interesting co-residents and attendings!

MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2010.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Certification: Pending-Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology, 2016.

Knight VM, Vorona RD, Ware J. The Sleepiest MSLT Patients Sleep More on Pre-MSLT Polysomnograms while Medications Show No Effect on MSLT Results. Sleep. 2008;31:A346. 

Ramirez D, Schuette J, Knight V, Johnson E, Denise J, Walker A. Necessity of Routine Pelvic Radiograph in the Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patient. Clin Pediatr. 2008;47:935-940.

Khatri R, Knight V, Sahffner DH, Guerguerian AM. GCS Score in Children with Severe TBI: Does it still compare to other severity scores? J of Neurotrauma. 2008;22(10):1178.

Aitken ME, McCarthy ML, Slomine BS, Ding R, Durbin DR, Jaffe KM, Paidas CN, Dorsch AM, Christensen JR, Mackenzie EJ. CHAT Study Group. Family Burden After Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1)199-206.

Ding R, McCarthy ML, Houseknecht E, Ziegfeld S, Knight VM, Korehbhandi P, Parnell D, Klotz P, CHAT Study Group. The health-related quality of life of children with an extremity fracture. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Mar-Apr;26(2):157-63.

McCarthy ML, MacKenzie EJ, Durbin DR, Aitken ME, Jaffe KM, Paidas CN, Slomine BS, Dorsch AM, Christensen JR, Ding R, Children’s Health After Trauma Study Group. Health-related quality of life during the first year after traumatic brain injury. Arch of Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(3):252-260.

McCarthy ML, MacKenzie EJ, Durbin DR, Aitken ME, Jaffe KM, Paidas CN, Slomine BS, Dorsch AM, Christensen JR, Ding R, Children’s Health After Trauma Study Group. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory: An Evaluation of Its Reliability and Validity for Children With Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch of Physical Med and Rehab. 2005;86(10):1901-1909.

Chang DC, Misra Knight V, Ziegfeld S, Haider A, Paidas C. The Multi-Institutional Validation Of The New Diagnostic Index For Physical Child Abuse (DIPCA). J of Pediatric Surgery. 2005;40(1):114-9.

Chang DC, Misra Knight V, Ziegfeld S, Haider A, Warfield D, Paidas C. The Tip of the Iceberg for Child Abuse: The Critical Roles of the Pediatric Trauma Service and Its Registry. J of Trauma. 2004;57(6):1189-98.

Rogers CG, Knight VM, Ziegfeld S, Paidas C, Ranjiv I. Matthews High grade renal injuries in children - Is conservative management possible? Urology. 2004;64(3):574-9.