Dr. Summer Knight is a physician and health care expert with significant expertise in the clinical, governmental, and private sector health care arenas. As the former Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida, Dr. Knight worked with the Agency for Health Care Administration influencing Medicaid policy, health care facility regulations and stakeholder interactions. From this experience, Dr. Knight started her first company IntegriCor, LLC, changing the Medicaid marketplace rewarding providers for improving health care quality and increasing stakeholder communication while eliminating fraud. This technology became the leading platform for long-term care integrity in several states and managed care markets.
Dr. Knight has participated in creating scalable entrepreneurial businesses and supported high-growth organizations by joining organizations as CEO or Chief Medical Officer. She has extensive experience and has contributed value to companies in Strategic Planning and Transformation, Problem Solving, CEO and leadership coaching, Capital Acquisition, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Health Care innovations, and mentoring and consulting CEO’s and decision-making executives to focus on rapid growth of scalable businesses.
Dr. Summer Knight is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and alumna of Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit organization representing women who have led successful high-growth businesses and who have collectively raised $5 billion in equity financing. She is passionate about innovators as well as helping people to find their “inner entrepreneur”, hence she founded DSK Companies to support ventures relating to innovations in health, wellness, and sustainability with a focus on helping to develop success through networking, tools, and skillsets to accelerate the organization’s rate of success.
In addition to her corporate experience, Dr. Knight founded the State Government Physician Leadership Council and was appointed by the Governor to the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Committee. She also has served on the boards of the Florida Dialogue on Cancer Access Committee, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Capital Health Plan, and both the Quality Practice Management Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee with the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. An author and frequent public speaker, Dr. Knight has been an invited presenter at Medicaid Management Information System and Home and Community Based Services national meetings, the Council of State Government for Disease Management in Washington, DC, the Florida Medical Association, the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, and the Florida Medical Directors Association.
Dr. Knight is also very active in philanthropic and community affairs serving as a college Trustee, a member of a community Leadership organization, founding member
of the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Advisory Committee of Tallahassee Community College’s Fostering Achievement Fellowship Program. She has served as Secretary and Sub-Committee Chair for the Gilchrist Elementary School Advisory Committee and received the Outstanding School Volunteer Award from the school’s PTA during the 2008 school year. She has also volunteered with organizations such as Cornerstone Learning Center, Refuge House and the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative.
Dr. Knight received her M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MBA from Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. She has gained valuable medical experience as a family physician, urgent care and Emergency Room physician, and as a firefighter/ paramedic. Dr. Knight loves to have fun, inspire people to succeed, and facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.
Summer Knight, MD, MBA
PO Box 671
Narberth, PA 19072