Wanda Cruz-Knight, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor, USF-Morsani College of Medicine

Medical Degree

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH


Family Medicine, Rush University Medical Center/Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Executive Masters’ of Business Administration, Monte Ahuja School of Business at Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Wanda Cruz-Knight is a physician educator, speaker, mentor and health care advocate. After finishing her residency, Dr. Cruz-Knight was a community physician and faculty member for Rush University School of Medicine, then as an attending physician at NorthWest Prime Care Medical Group and later Hegewisch Health Center, Saint Margaret Mercy Hospitals in Chicago. In 2008, she moved to Cleveland and joined University Hospitals Case Medical Center Family Medicine and Community Health at Case Western Reserve University where she was held positions of obstetrics provider, Family Medicine Interest Group Advisor and Director of Pre-Doctoral Programs for the Department of Family Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Cruz-Knight joined the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency program as the Program Director.

Dr. Cruz-Knight’s interests lie in leadership and pipeline development, quality improvement, women’s health and community outreach. She has received awards and honors for her professional achievements, as well as her civic activities, including University Hospitals’ Edgar B. Jackson Community Mentorship Award and America’s Top Doctors. She is also a Cleveland Magazine Top Doc.

On her days off she enjoys football, theater, Boy Scouts and outdoor activities with her husband and three sons.

Wanda Cruz-Knight, MD, MBA