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Kisner, Robert Garland

(born: 1940  -  died: 2004) 

Robert G. Kisner, an obstetrician-gynecologist, was born in Lexington, KY, son of Robert Orville and Thelma Jackson Kisner. The family moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where Robert G. attended grade school and later graduated from Schenley High School in 1959. He went on to earn his BS at Morgan State University and his M.D. at Meharry Medical College in 1969.

Kisner returned to Pittsburgh to become a staff member of the Magee Women's Hospital, where he worked for 31 years. After completing his internship, Kisner opened a practice in 1973 in the East Liberty section of the city; he was the second African American obstetrician in private practice in Pittsburgh.

Kisner was one of the first African American doctors in many areas of medical practice in Pittsburgh, including serving as the medical director of the Family Planning Council of Western Pennsylvania.

For more see "Dr. Robert Garland Kisner," 4/01/04, a Post-Gazette website; "Robert Garland Kisner - doctor who promoted family planning," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/01/2004, Obituary section, p. C-17; Robert Garland Kisner at; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1977-2004.

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