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Meet Dr. Dan

Dr. Kischnick is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Dan spent time in several places around the mid-west while growing up—including St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; Evansville, and Ft. Wayne, IN—but spent most of his childhood in Louisville, KY.

Following high school, Dan was a Whitinger Scholar at Ball State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.  He then completed a Master’s degree in Plant and Soil Science (with an emphasis in organic agriculture and plant-soil interactions) at the University of Kentucky before moving on to medical school at the University of Louisville. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2010 and then completed his pediatric residency at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY in 2013. At the completion of his residency, he was named Richard S. Wolf Chief Resident and Lecturer in Pediatrics. During his year as chief resident, he also worked as a pediatric hospitalist and ER clinician. He has worked as a general pediatrician since 2014.

Dan has special interests in children with complex medical needs, early childhood development, and pediatric advocacy. He is married to his wife, Kristen, an elementary school teacher, and is the father of two children: Willow and Judah. Dan loves gardening, playing guitar, cooking, spending time with his family, hiking with his dog Sal, and watching soccer. As a physician, Dan believes that healthy living and a loving home are the best medicine for children, he believes in the judicious use of medication and believes in patient autonomy.  

“Safety and security don’t just happen.  They are the result of collective consensus and public investment.  We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.  There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” - Nelson Mandela


“The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need for a physician” - William J. Mayo


Dan Kischnick, MD, FAAP

Certifications & specializations


Dr. Kischnick is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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