Ellis "Mac" Knight is senior vice president and chief medical officer of Coker Group. With over 30 years in the healthcare arena, he has developed significant experience and knowledge in this industry.
Prior to joining Coker, Dr. Knight served as the chief physician and clinical integration officer for Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina, where he oversaw Palmetto Health’s employed physician network and helped to develop and manage their clinical integration program – The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative. Prior to that, he was Palmetto Health Richland's vice president for medical affairs.
Dr. Knight graduated from Stanford University with a BA degree in Human Biology and received his degree, cum laude, in medicine from the University of Oregon Health Science Center's School of Medicine. He earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds fellowships in the American College of Physicians, the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Knight oversees Coker Group’s hospital strategy and operations services and serves as Coker Group’s chief medical officer. He has a special interest and expertise in population health management, clinical care process design, cost accounting and hospital – physician integration.