Daphne H Knicely

Daphne H Knicely, MD

Primary Location:
Specialty Care Pinnacle Drive

Suite A03

9 Pinnacle Dr.

Fishersville, VA 22939



ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine;
Clinical Practice:
Home Dialysis


Associate Professor

Daphne H. Knicely, MD, MEHP, specializes in caring for patients with a wide range of kidney conditions — including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders and kidney stones. Her clinical focus is acute and chronic dialysis in all forms (but with a particular interest in home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), diabetic kidney disease and solitary kidneys. She has a special interest in patient education and improving outcomes through patient education and increasing involvement in their healthcare.

She is medical director of UVA Dialysis Staunton, where she follows patients who are on in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, or peritoneal dialysis.

Dr. Knicely was raised in Greenville, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, BA in Mathematics, and minor in biology. She stayed at East Carolina University to attend its Brody School of Medicine and complete her internal medicine residency. Following her residency in 2011, she was invited to be chief resident.

After completing her nephrology fellowship training at UVA in 2014, she took a faculty position at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine within the Division of Nephrology. As a faculty member, she was given the opportunity to complete a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she was

  • Co-director for the Johns Hopkins Nephrology Patient Education Program
  • Co-director for the second-year medical student Genes-to-Society–Renal course
  • Teaching faculty for the Osler Medicine training program
  • Director of quality improvement and patient safety for nephrology fellows
  • Associate director of the Nephrology Fellowship program

Dr. Knicely returned to UVA in 2020 to be closer to family. While at UVA for her fellowship training, she met her husband, who is a critical care nurse. They have two daughters. She loves to garden and spend time with her family.



  • 2018 National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grant in Patient-Centered Outcomes recipient for “Taking Charge of Your Kidney Disease: Longitudinal Patient Education Program”

  • 2017 Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award nominee with Dr. Sumeska Thavarajah, Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians

  • 2017 Edward S. Kraus, MD Endowment for Young Investigators recipient for “The Johns Hopkins Nephrology Patient Education Program”

  • 2016 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Pyramid Grant recipient for “The ABC’s of Kidney Disease monthly patient education series”

  • 2016 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Pyramid Grant recipient for “Caring for Kidney Disease annual patient conference”

  • 2015 Johns Hopkins University Emerging Women’s Leadership Program participant



The Brody School of Medicine
Brody SOM/Vidant Medical Center
University of Virginia