Sean Knowles, MD
Dr. Sean Leonardo Knowles, MD, is a physician at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in Nassau, Bahamas, where he works in the Substance Abuse wards. With an impressive academic background, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Saint John’s University in Minnesota, followed by a Master of Science degree in Mathematics & Statistics from Youngstown State University in Ohio. He also completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of the West Indies and earned a Master of Science degree in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Knowles has received numerous awards throughout his career, including The Dr. Mortimer Moxey Most Outstanding Performance in Community Medicine Award in 2013 and the Most Outstanding Graduate Student in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics Award in 2005. He is also a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and has completed the University of Minnesota – Duluth and the North American Training Institute’s Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler Certification course.
Dr. Knowles’ ultimate career goal is to serve the public health sector of The Bahamas as a physician, health policymaker, and educator, utilizing his background in psychiatry, clinical medicine, mathematics, and immunology of infectious diseases. He is a man of faith, having been raised by his maternal grandmother, who instilled in him the values of hard work, believing in oneself, and having faith in God. Dr. Knowles’ dedication to his community is evident in his mentoring of young men and his desire to become a Minister of Health in The Bahamas someday.