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Robert Pettignano

Clinical Professor    Medical Director, Campus Operations Medical Champion, HeLP, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine    


BS, Biology
Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

Universita Per Stranieri Diploma Di Liceo Scientifico
Perugia, Italy


Universita Degli Studi Medical School
Facolta Di Medicina Basic Sciences
Rome, Italy

Clinical Sciences, MD
Ross University Medical School
Dominica, West Indies


Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Pediatric Resident
Newark, New Jersey
Egleston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University School of Medicine Anesthesiology Resident
Atlanta, Georgia

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Courses Taught:

  • Graduate (Masters) Clinical
  • Student Seminars


  • Endeavors in quality improvement, the impact of Medical-Legal Partnership on disparate populations

Awards and Honors:

  • Associate Editor, International J Health, Wellness and Society, Vol. 1, 2011
  • “Best Doctors in America” 2010-11, 2009-10, 2007-08, 2005-06, 2003-04
  • Orlando Magazine, Orlando’s top doctors 2004, 2003
  • Beta Gamma Sigma* – the international honor society of collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB 2003
  • Pediatric Residents Teaching Award
    • Emory University, Department of Pediatrics 1997 – 1998
    • Orlando Regional Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics 2000-2001
  • Elected and inducted into the American College of Critical Care 2000
  • 1 Dan – Black Belt – World Tae Kwon Do 1988
  • 1 Dan – Black Belt – International Tae Kwon Do 1985

*Membership in the Society is the highest recognition for a business student

  • Pettignano R, Caley S, Bliss L. Innovative Healthcare: Multidisciplinary Care That Includes Lawyers on the Team! Journal of Physician Executives 2011; March/April: 34-38
  • Bliss L, Caley S, Pettignano R. Creating Innovative Community Partnerships to Address the Socio-Economic Determinants of Health. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society 2011; 1(2):129-39
  • Pettignano R, Caely S, Bliss L. Medicolegal Partnership: Impact on Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatrics (accepted)
  • Pettignano R, McLaren S, Caley S. The Health Law Partnership: Adding a Lawyer to the Healthcare Team Reduces System Costs and Improves Provider Satisfaction. The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (accepted)
  • Petrillo-Albarano T, Pettignano R, Asfaw M,et al: Use of a feeding protocol to improve nutritional support through early, aggressive, enteral nutrition in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2006; 7:340-344