Dr David Knight
MBBS MD MRM FRANZOOG CMan
Fertility Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr Knight has a history of innovation. He is a pioneer of Mild Ovarian Stimulation in Australia and one of Australia’s most experienced fertility specialists. Committed to a patient-centred approach, he’s a leader of a state-of-the-art clinic that continually strives to maximise patient well-being.
Dr Knight is about “making babies easier”. He is innovative in his approach to medicine, using both contemporary medical and client service models that are all about patient care. His interests are in the provision of reproductive medical services including all types of fertility treatments and obstetrics. He has been integral in the development and implementation of processes to maximize patient outcomes whilst minimizing all types of costs, including financial, time and emotional costs.
Demeter Fertility is the vehicle that Dr Knight uses to supply innovation and service in the area of fertility treatment and management. His group of experts across fields including business development, supply chain analysis, reproductive medicine, relationship management and embryology are at the forefront of world’s best practice in their areas. This has been demonstrated by a number of awards in the two years since Demeter Fertility was established, including the People’s Choice Award March 2013, High Achiever Award 2013 Australia Day Honours, Service Excellence Award from the Australian Excellence Awards in 2012 and being recognised as a 2012 BRW Fast Starter Company.
Dr Knight has practiced in the area of reproductive medicine for the past 20 years. He did his initial medical training at the University of Western Australia, undertaking his internship and junior medical training at Royal Perth Hospital. He decided early on in his career that he wished to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and commenced his training at the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in Perth. Part way through his training he considered becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon, was offered a position, but after further thought continued on his career path in OBGYN. He also trained at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and completed his training at the St George Hospital in Sydney. At this time he undertook both subspecialty training in reproductive medicine as well as a research Doctorate at the University of NSW and based at the Royal Hospital for Women when it was located in Paddington. This work was based on plant hormones with estrogen like properties and the effects these hormones may have on women at different stages of their reproductive career.
Dr Knight published many papers in international journals and was an invited speaker at national and international conferences over this time. He won the Fertility Society of Australia Research Medal in 2000. Dr Knight has been practicing in the area of IVF and fertility treatment since 1995. He started at City West IVF and in 1998 was appointed Clinical Director. For the following half decade or so Dr Knight was responsible for all the monitoring that occurred at City West IVF and then subsequently IVFAustralia Western Sydney. The experience (to date) of monitoring more than 10 000 cycles is rarely available in such a relatively short space of time (a busy IVF doctor would maybe monitor 400 cycles each year) and has provided experience and expertise that is difficult to match. Over this time Dr Knight completed his Masters in Reproductive Medicine, was a lecturer in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Western Sydney and was awarded the Fertility Society of Australia Research Medal for best research paper.
In 2004, Dr Knight founded Next Generation Fertility and he developed this Unit both as the major referrer of patients and also as the Chief Executive Officer. During this phase of his career he completed a Certificate in Business Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. The opportunity to be a “thought leader” and apply best practice processes led to his departure from Next Generation Fertility in 2009. With two of the remaining three doctors, the Embryology Laboratory Manager, Nurse Manager and others, Demeter Fertility was established.