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Meet The Administrative, Medical & Behavioral Health Team



Dr. Emily Brandt joined the pediatric center team in August 2013 and now the Medical Director of the Center. She completed a three year fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Center for Disabilities and Development. She received her medical degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brandt is board certified by The American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and is board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.



Michelle is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than a decade of experience.  She has additional board certification as a pediatric primary care mental health specialist which builds on the pediatric nurse practitioner role to provide advanced assessment, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of common developmental, behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents.  Prior to joining Siskin Children’s Institute in early 2010 she worked in a private pediatric primary care office for 9 years.  Michelle received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her Master’s degree from Emory University.  She serves as a preceptor for undergraduate nursing students and graduate nurse practitioner and physician assistant students for several local programs.



Megan is a certified Physician Assistant who received her baccalaureate degree from East Tennessee State University in Biology and Psychology.  From there she obtained her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipe, West Virginia.  Her last year of training was spent at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV where her passion for pediatrics began.  Megan has five plus years in both primary care pediatrics and family practice.  Megan is thrilled to join Siskin Children’s Institute and begin practicing with the outstanding medical team and caring for families and children with special needs. 



With 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Wilkins is a licensed clinical psychologist (HSP) by the Tennessee State Board of Examiners in Psychology. Dr. Wilkins received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University and is a clinical member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She currently supervises the psychological assessment services provided at the Center for Developmental Pediatrics.


stephanie cooper-wilkes

Stephanie Cooper-Wilkes is the Director of Healthcare Administration for the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics. She joined Siskin as the Business Manager in April 2012.  Stephanie currently has over 12 years in medical practice management experience. Prior to joining Siskin, Stephanie was a Regional Practice Manager for Erlanger Health Systems, where she managed several physician practices.  While employed as the Practice Manager for Erlanger, Stephanie led several offices through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes. From 2005 through 2009, Stephanie was a Billing Office Manager for a Plastic Surgery Group located in Atlanta, GA.  Stephanie managed the daily operations of billing in excess of several million/yr. Stephanie’s goals as the Practice Manager for Siskin Developmental Pediatrics office are first, adhering to the Siskin mission, along with prioritizing the support of high-quality patient care and satisfaction.