After growing up in Ohio, Bob Wiskind arrived in Atlanta in 1984 to attend medical school at Emory. If he had not met his wife, Anne, here he would probably have returned to Ohio, where his father still lives; but as a Tallahassee native she did not want to go further north, so they stayed in Atlanta. After completing Pediatrics training at Emory he joined Peachtree Park Pediatrics in 1992. His son, Sam, lives in Charlotte while his daughter, Claire, is a graduate student in London. Anne is a Gynecologist on faculty with Morehouse School of Medicine.
His involvement in Pediatrics outside the office began with work on breastfeeding promotion. This led to serving on the Board of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, then terms as Vice-President and President of the Georgia AAP. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Care Network, a clinically integrated network for Pediatrics in Atlanta. He welcomes the opportunity to impact the health of children on a large scale and works to ensure that Pediatricians will continue to be able to take care of children and their families.
The Wiskinds are big sports fans and have enjoyed attending numerous college and professional events. Highlights have included Wimbledon, the British Open, the Masters, the Final Four, the College World Series, a Super Bowl and watching Florida State win the National Championship. In 2015, Dr. Wiskind crossed off an item on his “bucket list” by playing in the World Series of Poker. He has also shaved his head twice in St. Baldrick’s events, raising more than $9,000 for childhood cancer research.
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Dr. Wiskind and his wife, Anne, journeyed to New Zealand and Australia in 2014. Highlights included a helicopter flight over the mountains to land on a glacier, cruising the glacial fjord of Milford Sound, riding the train across the Southern Alps from the West coast to the East and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.