Dr. Robert Wiskind
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 Atlanta while his daughter, Claire, is in New York City. 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. He is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of The Children’s Care Network, a clinically integrated network for Pediatrics in Atlanta and welcomes the opportunity to impact the health of children on a large scale, working 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 three times in St. Baldrick’s events, raising more than $11,000 for childhood cancer research.
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Dr. Wiskind and his wife 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. In 2019 they took a 30th anniversary trip to Italy, joined by their children. They loved Lake Como and sampling the wines of Tuscany.
Since 2017, Dr. Wiskind has been recognized as a Top Doctor as determined by Atlanta Magazine.
Dr. Wiskind is accepting new pediatric patients under the age of 17 years old.