Meet Dr. Bergman
David M. Bergman is a board certified pediatrician, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and founder of The Pediatric Place, a general pediatric practice serving the greater North Fulton communities since 2005. He is also a clinical faculty instructor in pediatrics with Emory University School of Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Hospital Health Network.
Dr. Bergman was born and raised on Long Island, NY and enjoyed a healthy and eventful childhood as the youngest of three children. He enjoyed success as a violinist, orchestra concertmaster and world traveler on symphony tours while also excelling in academics and athletics.
He has traveled to over forty countries and lived abroad for brief periods in Papua New Guinea (as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer) and in Tel Aviv, Israel for further medical education. As a result of his travels he has developed a deep appreciation for the variety and magnificence of the world’s people, cultures, cuisines, and spiritual beliefs. The Pediatric Place is a reflection of this diversity with families represented from over fifty countries.
Dr. Bergman attended Johns Hopkins University and Yale University for collegiate and graduate degrees in biological sciences, public health policy, and international health. Following his time abroad in the Peace Corps he married and then attended the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and New York, NY on an academic program specifically designed for American medical students. He then returned to Yale University for his pediatric hospital residency training program at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bergman’s early years in practice were spent with the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah followed by positions here in Georgia with a pediatric practice and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care sites before establishing his own private practice.
Together with his wife Judy they have raised three vibrant children, now thriving young adults. He loves caring for children and observing their instinctive creative nature. Dr. Bergman believes that families should be provided with the best care possible to optimize their children’s wellness and developmental progression. He is a community advocate in the local schools. And he maintains his own optimal wellness by being optimistic, enjoying family time, traveling, eating properly, and having a disciplined exercise regimen as a three-time Ironman triathlete, tennis player, and long-distance bicyclist. In summer 2017, together with a few buddies, Dr. Bergman bicycled over 3000 miles across the USA in just 38 days while on a brief sabbatical to accomplish this bucket-list journey while being inspired by and raising funds for an Atlanta-based charity that provides athletic opportunities for children with disabilities.
Dr. Bergman’s latest hobbies include writing children’s story books. His self-published stories in print include Jonah Giraffe has a Too-Long Tail and Owl Learns to Fly and are provided to children at the office as gifts to encourage early reading. Proceeds from sales are donated to charities dedicated to nature and wildlife conservation.
It is Dr. Bergman’s continued hope and passion to care for the next generation of children in our community through the highest quality of care and the latest advances in knowledge and access to information that can be provided to parents and other caregivers.