Alfred Knight, M.D., president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, will retire in 2011 and become president of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, the hospital and clinic system's philanthropic organization. Robert Pryor, M.D., who is chief operating officer and chief medical officer, will succeed Knight, 64, as president and CEO.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Knight earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. This year he ranked No. 30 on Modern Physician's 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives list. He joined Scott & White Healthcare in 1986 as a member of its obstetrics and gynecology department and went on to serve as department chairman in 1992, head of the graduate medical education program in 1998 and institutional medical director for Scott & White Clinic. In 1999, Knight became associate director of the clinic's board of directors and the next year was named president and CEO of Scott & White Memorial Hospital; the Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation; and Scott & White Clinic. He is also president of the Scott & White Health Plan.