the Healer of the Hills
Dr. Jennifer Knight Davis, Morgantown
Associate professor in the WVU Department of Surgery and director of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center
BIG DREAM, BIG DEDICATION
“As a small kid, I always said that I wanted to be a doctor. I remember my grandmother said to her primary care doctor that she had a granddaughter who wanted to be a doctor, and his response was, ‘Yeah, yeah. Everybody says that, but nobody finishes.’ So when I graduated from medical school, my grandmother was like, ‘Nyah, nyah, nyah. Told you so!’”
“My work really on a day-to-day basis is not only as an individual providing care, but overseeing the care of all injured patients who come to WVU, to make sure that we have systems in place and providers in place. I’m also a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and specifically, I’m on a rural trauma committee. This committee is trying to provide a toolkit for easy access to research that pertains to the patients that they’re taking care of.”
“I specifically, and very intentionally, do what I do here in West Virginia. I grew up here. Really, my mission in life is to take care of the people of West Virginia. There’s nowhere else I want to be.”
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Emma Jean Zirk Christo says
Dr. Knight is the most amazing doctor and woman I have ever known. She did everything in her power to save my husbands life. I will never forget her kind words and caring heart. She is truly an Angle sent here on earth from God.