Leader in Medicine

Sandra Whisler


The American Health Council has cordially appointed Dr. Sandra Whisler, MD, as “Best in Medicine.” Drawing on over 27 years of experience within the healthcare industry, Dr. Whisler is revered for her expertise in Pediatrics and for her contributions as Professor Emeritus UNM SOM and as a Complex Care Physician.

Dr. Whisler became involved in her current profession after aspiring to work with children with special health care needs and medical complexities. It was a natural progression of this passion which led her to pursue a career as a Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics.

Having completed her BS at Baylor University in 1979 and her MS in Cell Biology at the University of New Mexico in 1984, Dr. Whisler remained at the same institution to complete her MD in 1989, her Internship in 1990 and her Residency in Pediatrics in 1992.

Less than a year ago, Dr. Whisler moved into her current role at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque NM. The Presbyterian Complex Care Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in the state of New Mexico. Children with special health care needs and medical complexities are seen there from all over the state of New Mexico.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Whisler is most proud to hold a Board Certification in Pediatrics. She is also honored to have been a recipient of the Outstanding Pediatrics Award in 2014 and is the 2018-2019 President of the New Mexico Medical Society. The esteemed doctor attributes her success to her strong work ethic and her passion for what she does.

Keen to remain at the forefront of her profession, Dr. Whisler is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New Mexico Pediatrics Society and the New Mexico Medical Society.

When not busy working, Dr. Whisler enjoys ballet, jazz, tap dancing, and spending time with her husband Robert, their children Sean, Sharla, and Shyanne and her 4 grandchildren. She also contributes charitably to Pet Therapy.

Pediatric Specialist and Visiting Professor at Children’s Hospital Colorado

  • With more than 1,000 health care professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, the network for Children’s Colorado includes several regional locations including its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and more than 400 outreach clinics.

Source: Children’s Hospital Colorado